1 French Indochina comprised which three modern-day countries? 2 Between 1897 and 1914, the mainland city of Qingdao was ceded to which country? 3 Following the second Anglo-Dutch war, the 1667 Treaty of Breda gave Manhattan, in America, to the English and the Banda island of Run, in modern-day Indonesia, to the Dutch. Why were the Dutch by far the happier party? 4 In 1895, which country took control of Taiwan? 5 What was Europe's last colony in Asia? 6 Which colonial landmark was renamed Syonan Ryokan by occupying Japanese forces in the second world war? 7 In what year did East Timor declare independence from Portugal: a) 1965 b) 1970 or c) 1975? 8 The town of Margherita, in Assam, India, was named by railway engineers from which European country? 9 After which monarch are the Philippines named? 10 Which European country sold the last of its trading outposts in India, Tranquebar, to the British in 1845? Solution 1 Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam 2 Germany 3 The Banda Islands (and Run in particular) were the only source of nutmeg, an extremely valuable commodity at the time 4 Japan 5 Macau; 329 years of Portuguese rule ended in December, 1999 6 Singapore's Raffles Hotel 7 c) 1975 8 Italy 9 King Philip II of Spain 10 Denmark.