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Question 1: He joined the Dutch navy as a lieutenant in July 1622, entering service with the Admiralty of the Maze based in ________.
RotterdamAmsterdamThe HagueIstanbul

Question 2: During his career, his main rival was Vice-Admiral ________, who also served the Admiralty of Rotterdam (the Maas) from 1637.
First Anglo-Dutch WarDutch ship BrederodeMaarten TrompWitte Corneliszoon de With

Question 3: Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (April 23, 1598 – August 10, 1653) was an officer and later admiral in the Dutch ________.
ShipNaval warfareNavyRoyal Navy

Question 4: Tromp's successor was Lieutenant-Admiral ________.
Jacob van Wassenaer ObdamMichiel de RuyterFirst Anglo-Dutch WarSecond Anglo-Dutch War

Question 5: In 1639, during the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain, Tromp defeated a large Spanish fleet bound for Flanders at the ________, marking the end of Spanish naval power.
Battle of the DownsSiege of HulstSiege of Breda (1624)Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom (1622)

Question 6: Also the second son of Tromp and his first wife, Dignom Cornelisdochter de Haes, ________, became later commander of the Dutch navy, as Lieutenant-Admiral-General, and he commanded earlier the Danish navy.
Second Anglo-Dutch WarCornelis TrompMichiel de RuyterThird Anglo-Dutch War

Question 7: Although formally under the Admiral-General ________, he was in fact supreme commander of the Dutch fleet, as the stadtholders never fought at sea.
Frederick Henry, Prince of OrangeMaurice of Nassau, Prince of OrangeWilliam III of EnglandWilliam II, Prince of Orange

Question 8: His first distinction was as Lieutenant-Admiral Piet Hein's flag captain on the Vliegende Groene Draeck during the fight with ________ privateers in 1629 in which Hein was killed.
OstendBlankenbergeDe Haan, BelgiumKnokke-Heist

Question 9: Tromp was mostly occupied in blockading the privateer port of ________.

Question 10: De With temporarily replaced him as supreme commander for the ________.
Battle of PlymouthFirst Anglo-Dutch WarBattle of the Kentish KnockBattle of Portland


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