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1. While various claims have been made as to who first discovered this island, it was dubbed New Holland (Nieuw-Holland) by Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman in 1644, a name it carried until the 19th century. Which island?
2. New York City was originally called New Holland.
3. Portugal and the Netherlands were at war between 1602 and 1663. In the middle of that conflict, the Dutch established New Holland (Nieuw-Holland) in lands captured from the Portuguese, establishing their capital in Recife. In what modern-day country was this?
4. New Holland Agriculture, an international agricultural machinery manufacturer, was founded in 1895 in New Holland... in which US State?
5. In the Saint Elizabeth Parish of this Caribbean island is a small village named New Holland, located along the YS River, not far from the beautiful YS Falls attraction. Which Caribbean island?
6. During the Franco-Dutch War (1672-78), Dutch captain Jurriaen Aernoutsz captured the capital of Acadia (Fort Pentagouet) and claimed the region for the Dutch Republic, calling it Nova Hollandia. In what modern-day state or province was Fort Pentagouet located?
7. When the Kryukov and Admiralty Canals were constructed in 1720 to connect the Moika and Neva Rivers, an island was created. It was named New Holland because the canals and shipbuilding industry made it look similar to Amsterdam. In what Russian city is New Holland Island found?
8. The town of New Holland in North Lincolnshire, England was founded with the establishment of a ferry service across the Humber to Hull. It was, in fact, a smuggling operation. What Dutch-origin alcohol became the inspiration for the town's name?
9. The indie rock band 'New Holland' took their name from their home town in South Africa.
10. The Tim Burton stop-motion animated film "Frankenweenie" (2012) is set in a town named New Holland. The town was designed to resemble a 1970s version of Burton's childhood home in suburbia (mixed with Gothic motifs). So, what real-life city was this New Holland based on?
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