(Answer) The largest city in Goa is named for what Portuguese explorer?

[9-4-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: The largest city in Goa is named for what Portuguese explorer?

The given options are:

  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Pedro Alvarez Cabral
  • Vasco da Gama

Correct Answer:

Vasco da Gama


Info: Vasco da Gama, or simply Vasco, is the largest city in Goa, located on a peninsula on the state’s central coast. It was founded in 1543 and named after the first European to reach India by sea. It is the headquarters of the Mormugão taluka. The city lies on the western tip of the Mormugao peninsula, at the mouth of the Zuari River, about 30 kilometers (19 mi) from Panaji. Da Gama’s 1499 route around the southern tip of Africa was then the longest sea voyage taken by a European explorer. In 1524, Da Gama became the governor of Portuguese India, which Europeans exploited for its valuable spices.

Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to Goa, India. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the right answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. This sun-kissed stretch of India is known for its beautiful beaches and past ties to Portugal. Where are we?
  2. The largest city in Goa is named for what Portuguese explorer?
  3. What body of water lies off the coast of Goa?

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