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French Polynesia Quiz

Flag of French Polynesia

Flag of French Polynesia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

French Polynesia is an overseas collective of the French Republic. French Polynesia is a Polynesian archipelago, formerly known as the Society Islands, annexed by the French during the 19th century.

French Polynesia Quiz Questions

1. When did Ferdinand Magellan sight Pukapuka Atoll?
a) 1498
b) 1521
c) 1506
d) 1548

2. Which is the capital of French Polynesia?
a) Papeete
b) Hakapehi
c) Rikitea
d) Taravai

3. Who claimed Tahiti for France?
a) Jacques Cartier
b) Peter Duval
c) Louis Antoine de Bougainville
d) Charles Bouvet de Lozier

4. Who visited Society Islands with a scientific expedition of Royal Society?
a) Matthew Flinders
b) James Stirling
c) Samuel Wallis
d) James Cook

5. Who claimed Nuku Hiva for USA?
a) Charles Wilkes
b) William Clark
c) David Porter
d) Meriwether Lewis

6. Which is the largest island of Marquesas Islands?
a) Hiva Oa
b) Tahuata
c) Hatutu
d) Fata Huku

7. When did Tahiti become a French protectorate?
a) 1789
b) 1842
c) 1805
d) 1774

8. When did France annex Gambier Islands?
a) 1900
b) 1914
c) 1881
d) 1864

9. Which atolls did France use for nuclear tests?
a) Mururoa and Fangataufa
b) Kititimati and Butaritari
c) Caroline and Palmerston
d) Funafuti and Abemama

10. When was Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior blown up?
a) 17 January 1964
b) 29 June 1976
c) 10 July 1985
d) 28 November 2000

French Polynesia Quiz Questions with Answers

Location of French Polynesia in Oceania.

Location of French Polynesia in Oceania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When did Ferdinand Magellan sight Pukapuka Atoll?
b) 1521

2. Which is the capital of French Polynesia?
a) Papeete

3. Who claimed Tahiti for France?
c) Louis Antoine de Bougainville

4. Who visited Society Islands with a scientific expedition of Royal Society?
d) James Cook

5. Who claimed Nuku Hiva for USA?
c) David Porter

6. Which is the largest island of Marquesas Islands?
a) Hiva Oa

7. When did Tahiti become a French protectorate?
b) 1842

8. When did France annex Gambier Islands?
c) 1881

9. Which atolls did France use for nuclear tests?
a) Mururoa and Fangataufa

10. When was Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior blown up?
c) 10 July 1985

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