Culture Of Costa Rica

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  • 1. 

    The altitude of Costs Rica is...........

    • A.

      1, 160 above sea level

    • B.

      1, 160 under sea leavel

    • C.

      1, 161 under sea leavel

    • D.

      1,161 above sea level

    • E.

      NONE

    Correct Answer
    A. 1, 160 above sea level
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1,160 above sea level. This means that the altitude of Costa Rica is 1,160 units higher than sea level.

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  • 2. 

    Who were the first personas en Costa Rica?

    • A.

      Spanish explorers

    • B.

      French people

    • C.

      Cubans

    • D.

      Smugglers

    • E.

      Bank owners

    Correct Answer
    D. Smugglers
    Explanation
    The first personas en Costa Rica were smugglers. This suggests that the initial individuals or groups who arrived in Costa Rica were involved in illegal activities such as smuggling. This answer implies that the early settlers in Costa Rica were engaged in illicit trade rather than being Spanish explorers, French people, Cubans, or bank owners.

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  • 3. 

    Name of the first city founded in Costa Rica________________.

    Correct Answer
    Cartago
    Explanation
    Cartago is the correct answer because it was the first city founded in Costa Rica. It was established in 1563 by Spanish conquistador Juan Vázquez de Coronado. Cartago served as the capital of Costa Rica until 1823 when it was replaced by San José. The city has a rich history and is known for its colonial architecture and cultural heritage.

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  • 4. 

    Costa Rica was named by__________________.

    • A.

      Christopher Jennings

    • B.

      Christopher Lopez

    • C.

      Christopher Columbus

    • D.

      Cristobal de las Casas

    Correct Answer
    C. Christopher Columbus
    Explanation
    Costa Rica was named by Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus was a famous explorer who discovered the Americas and played a significant role in European exploration and colonization of the New World. He named the country "Costa Rica," which means "rich coast" in Spanish, due to the abundance of gold and other valuable resources he observed along the coast of the region during his voyage.

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  • 5. 

    Nacional dinero of Costa Rica is ___________.

    • A.

      Mexican Peso

    • B.

      Costa Rican money

    • C.

      Euros

    • D.

      Dollares

    • E.

      Colon

    Correct Answer
    E. Colon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Colon" because the question is asking for the national currency of Costa Rica, and the currency is indeed called the Colon.

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  • 6. 

    Where is San Jose located?

    • A.

      En Cuba

    • B.

      En Mexico

    • C.

      En Colon

    • D.

      En el Valle Central

    • E.

      En el Valle de la muerte

    Correct Answer
    D. En el Valle Central
    Explanation
    San Jose is located in the Valle Central.

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  • 7. 

    Two volcanoes discutidos en clase son ____________y_____________.

    • A.

      Barva y Escazu

    • B.

      Escazu y Irazu

    • C.

      Barva y Irazu

    • D.

      Colon y Escazu

    Correct Answer
    C. Barva y Irazu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Barva y Irazu. These are the two volcanoes that were discussed in class.

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  • 8. 

    The highest peak in Costa Rica is________________. 

    • A.

      Parque Nacional Chirripó

    • B.

      Cerro de la Muerte

    • C.

      Death Hill

    • D.

      Parque Nacional Tortuguero

    Correct Answer
    A. Parque Nacional Chirripó
    Explanation
    Parque Nacional Chirripó is the correct answer because it is home to the highest peak in Costa Rica. The Chirripó Peak, also known as Cerro Chirripó, stands at an elevation of 3,820 meters (12,530 feet) above sea level. It is a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The park is located in the Talamanca Mountain Range and is known for its diverse ecosystems, including cloud forests, moorlands, and alpine tundra.

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  • 9. 

    Mercado Central started en que año?

    • A.

      1889

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      1881

    • D.

      1984

    • E.

      1981

    Correct Answer
    C. 1881
    Explanation
    Mercado Central started in the year 1881.

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  • 10. 

    En San Jose avenues RUN____________________________.

    • A.

      Noth to south

    • B.

      East to weast

    • C.

      North to west

    • D.

      Weast to east

    • E.

      There are no avenues just volcanoes and parks

    Correct Answer
    B. East to weast
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "east to weast". This implies that the avenues in San Jose run from east to west.

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  • 11. 

    EN San Jose streets run______________________.

    • A.

      North to south

    • B.

      West to north

    • C.

      South to north

    • D.

      THERE are no streets

    Correct Answer
    A. North to south
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "north to south" because this is the most common direction in which streets in San Jose run. This is a common pattern in many cities, where streets are typically oriented in a grid system with north-south and east-west directions. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that San Jose's streets follow this convention.

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  • 12. 

    He was a coffee grower, and presidente in the mid 1880's , ___________________________.  

    • A.

      Rafael Medina

    • B.

      Rafael Mora Porras

    • C.

      William Walker

    • D.

      San Jose

    Correct Answer
    B. Rafael Mora Porras
    Explanation
    The given answer, Rafael Mora Porras, is the correct answer because it is the only option that fits the given information. The question states that the person was a coffee grower and presidente in the mid 1880's. Among the options, Rafael Mora Porras is the only one who fits this description.

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  • 13. 

    Parade of hundreds of horses down Avenida Central__________________. 

    • A.

      Tope Internacional

    • B.

      Tope Nacional

    • C.

      Carretas Pintadas

    • D.

      Selva de Monteverde

    • E.

      Mi casa es su casa!!

    Correct Answer
    B. Tope Nacional
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tope Nacional." The phrase "Parade of hundreds of horses down Avenida Central" suggests a large-scale event involving a procession of horses. "Tope Nacional" refers to a national horse parade or equestrian event, which aligns with the description provided.

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  • 14. 

    _____________lives in Monteverde Park. 

    • A.

      Lots of reptiles.

    • B.

      Quezo

    • C.

      Quetzal

    Correct Answer
    C. Quetzal
  • 15. 

    __________________________there is a monument that commemorates the battle won against William Walker.  

    • A.

      El Parque Nacional

    • B.

      Parque Central

    • C.

      El Parque la Sabana

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. El Parque Nacional
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "El Parque Nacional" because it is the only option that makes sense in the context of the question. The question states that there is a monument that commemorates a battle won against William Walker, and "El Parque Nacional" is the most likely place for such a monument to be located. "Parque Central" and "El Parque la Sabana" do not provide any information about a battle or a monument, so they can be ruled out as options. "Neither" is also not a valid answer as it does not provide an alternative option.

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  • 16. 

    El  Museo de Niños used to be a jail.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because El Museo de Niños, which translates to "The Children's Museum," used to be a jail. This means that the building that now houses the museum was previously a jail facility.

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  • 17. 

    Flower's, spices, fruit, and vegetables can be bought in el Jardin  de Mariposas  Spyrogyra.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because el Jardin de Mariposas Spyrogyra is a butterfly garden, not a place to buy flowers, spices, fruit, and vegetables.

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  • 18. 

    El Teatro Nacional was inspired by the Opera Theater in Paris. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    El Teatro Nacional was inspired by the Opera Theater in Paris. This means that the design, architecture, or concept of El Teatro Nacional was influenced by the Opera Theater in Paris. It could have similar features, aesthetics, or functionality. Therefore, the statement "True" indicates that El Teatro Nacional was indeed inspired by the Opera Theater in Paris.

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  • 19. 

    Costaricans are also known as TICOS...

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Costa Ricans are commonly referred to as "Ticos" in their country. This term is a colloquialism derived from the Spanish word "hermanitico," which means "little brother." It is a term of endearment and reflects the friendly and welcoming nature of the people of Costa Rica. Therefore, the statement "Costaricans are also known as TICOS" is true.

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  • 20. 

    _______________is named for travelors who lost their lives in the cold while attempting to cross this mountain. 

    • A.

      Parque Nacional Chirripo

    • B.

      San Jose Mountain

    • C.

      Cerro de la Muerte

    Correct Answer
    C. Cerro de la Muerte
    Explanation
    Cerro de la Muerte is named for travelers who lost their lives in the cold while attempting to cross this mountain.

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  • 21. 

    The majority of Costa Ricans, because of their Spanish heritage are Roman Catholic. 

    • A.

      Cierto

    • B.

      Falso

    Correct Answer
    A. Cierto
    Explanation
    The majority of Costa Ricans are Roman Catholic due to their Spanish heritage.

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  • 22. 

    _______________ here you can find the largest collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts in Central America.

    • A.

      El Museo Nacional

    • B.

      El Museo de Oro

    • C.

      El Museo de los Niños

    Correct Answer
    B. El Museo de Oro
    Explanation
    El Museo de Oro is the correct answer because it is stated that it is the place where the largest collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts in Central America can be found. This implies that the museum has a significant number of gold artifacts from the pre-Columbian era, making it the best option among the given choices.

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  • 23. 

    _____________here you can find pre-Columbian archeological artifacts.  The large round boulders are still a mistery to scientists. 

    • A.

      El Museo Nacional

    • B.

      El Museo de Oro

    • C.

      El Museo de los Niños

    Correct Answer
    A. El Museo Nacional
    Explanation
    The correct answer is El Museo Nacional because it is the only option that is not related to gold or children. The passage states that pre-Columbian archaeological artifacts can be found at this location, and the other two options do not fit this description. Additionally, the passage mentions large round boulders that are a mystery to scientists, which suggests a focus on historical artifacts and mysteries, further supporting the choice of El Museo Nacional.

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  • 24. 

    _____________ this garden offers a good introduction to the life cycle of butterlflies.

    • A.

      Jardin de San Jose

    • B.

      Jardin de Costa Rica

    • C.

      Jardin de Mariposas Spyrogyra

    • D.

      Jardin de Mariposas de la señora Ortega

    Correct Answer
    C. Jardin de Mariposas Spyrogyra
    Explanation
    Jardin de Mariposas Spyrogyra is the correct answer because it translates to "Butterfly Garden Spyrogyra." Since the question is asking for a garden that offers a good introduction to the life cycle of butterflies, it makes sense that the correct answer would be a garden specifically dedicated to butterflies. The other options do not mention butterflies or indicate that they focus on the life cycle of butterflies.

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  • 25. 

    Something unique about Costa Rica is their well organized army. 

    • A.

      Cierto

    • B.

      Falso

    Correct Answer
    B. Falso
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Costa Rica is known for its unique characteristic of not having a standing army. Instead, the country abolished its military in 1948 and has since focused on investing in education, healthcare, and environmental conservation. This decision has allowed Costa Rica to allocate more resources towards social welfare programs and has contributed to its reputation as a peaceful and ecologically conscious nation.

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  • 26. 

    _______________in the center of this park there is a structure that has the form of a spider. 

    • A.

      El Parque Nacional

    • B.

      El Parque Central

    • C.

      El Parque la Sabana

    Correct Answer
    B. El Parque Central
    Explanation
    The correct answer is El Parque Central because it is the only option that translates to "The Central Park" in English. The mention of a structure in the center of the park that resembles a spider does not provide any additional clues to determine the correct answer.

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  • 27. 

    Sports area of San Jose, Nacional Stadium is located here_______________.   

    • A.

      El Parque Nacional

    • B.

      El Parque Central

    • C.

      El Parque La Sabana

    Correct Answer
    C. El Parque La Sabana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "El Parque La Sabana." The Nacional Stadium is located in El Parque La Sabana in San Jose.

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  • 28. 

    ___________was named after a famous tenor of Costa Rica.  

    • A.

      Teatro Nacional

    • B.

      Teatro Melico Salazar

    • C.

      Teatro de San Jose

    Correct Answer
    B. Teatro Melico Salazar
    Explanation
    Teatro Melico Salazar was named after a famous tenor of Costa Rica.

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  • 29. 

    Los costarricenses tambien se conosen como ticos. 

    • A.

      Cierto

    • B.

      Falso

    Correct Answer
    A. Cierto
    Explanation
    The statement "Los costarricenses tambien se conosen como ticos" is true. "Tico" is a colloquial term used to refer to the people of Costa Rica. It is derived from the Spanish word "hermanitico," which means "little brother" or "buddy." The term is widely used and accepted among the locals and is even used to refer to themselves. Therefore, the correct answer is "Cierto" (True).

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  • 30. 

    San José fue una de las primeras ciudades en instalar telefonos publicos. 

    • A.

      Cierto

    • B.

      Falso

    Correct Answer
    A. Cierto
    Explanation
    San José fue una de las primeras ciudades en instalar teléfonos públicos. Esta afirmación es cierta porque San José, la capital de Costa Rica, fue una de las primeras ciudades en adoptar la tecnología de telefonía pública en su infraestructura urbana. Esto se debió a su desarrollo temprano en comparación con otras ciudades de la región, lo que permitió la instalación de estos dispositivos de comunicación para el uso público.

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  • 31. 

    En el Mercado Central de puede comprar flores, especies, frutas y verduras tropicales. 

    • A.

      Cierto

    • B.

      Falso

    Correct Answer
    A. Cierto
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. It states that at the Central Market, one can buy flowers, spices, tropical fruits, and vegetables. This implies that the Central Market offers a variety of products including these items.

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  • 32. 

    El Tope Internacional  es un desfile anual de miles de caballos.

    • A.

      Falso

    • B.

      Cierto

    Correct Answer
    A. Falso
    Explanation
    The given statement is "El Tope Internacional es un desfile anual de miles de caballos." (The International Tope is an annual parade of thousands of horses). The correct answer is "Falso" (False). This means that the statement is not true. The International Tope is not an annual parade of thousands of horses.

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  • 33. 

    The population of Costa Rica is ____________. 

    • A.

      2.3 millones

    • B.

      1.2 trillones

    • C.

      1.2 millones

    • D.

      2.3 trillones

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.2 millones
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.2 millones. This means that the population of Costa Rica is 1.2 million.

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  • 34. 

    __________this bird lives in the dead tree trunks of the jungle Monteverde.

    • A.

      Quetzalcoathl

    • B.

      Quetzal

    • C.

      Quetsol

    Correct Answer
    B. Quetzal
    Explanation
    This bird lives in the dead tree trunks of the jungle Monteverde. The correct answer is Quetzal.

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  • 35. 

    The name "quetzal" is from this language and it means" large brilliant tail feather". 

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      Native American

    • C.

      Nahuatl

    • D.

      Quechua

    Correct Answer
    C. Nahuatl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nahuatl. The name "quetzal" originates from the Nahuatl language and it means "large brilliant tail feather". Nahuatl is an indigenous language spoken by the Nahua people in Mexico and Central America. The quetzal bird, known for its vibrant tail feathers, holds great cultural and symbolic significance in Mesoamerican civilizations, and the Nahuatl language captures the essence of its beauty and grandeur.

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  • 36. 

    La clase de Español es mi FAVORITA!!!

    • A.

      Cierto

    • B.

      Falso

    Correct Answer
    A. Cierto
    Explanation
    The given statement "La clase de Español es mi FAVORITA!!!" translates to "The Spanish class is my favorite!!!" This indicates that the speaker enjoys the Spanish class, suggesting a positive sentiment towards it. Therefore, the correct answer is "Cierto" which means "True" in English.

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