Educational Travel Week: Costa Rica Destination Quiz

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Holaamigo. Welcome to our Costa Rica quiz, where you’ll get a taste of all that the“Rich Coast” has to offer. Try your luck and learn a thing or two about one ofthe world’s most beautiful destinations. Buena suerte!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Hush little baby, don’t say a word, your Costa Rican mama’s going to give you:

    • A.

      A toucan

    • B.

      Coffee

    • C.

      Celery sticks

    • D.

      Beetle juice

    Correct Answer
    B. Coffee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Coffee" because the phrase "your Costa Rican mama's going to give you" suggests that the item being given is something commonly associated with Costa Rica. Coffee is a well-known product from Costa Rica and is often considered a significant part of its culture and economy. The other options, such as a toucan, celery sticks, and beetle juice, do not have the same strong association with Costa Rica as coffee does.

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  • 2. 

    The great people of Costa Rica are known for their hospitality and for this catchy nickname:

    • A.

      Muchachos

    • B.

      Ricans

    • C.

      Ticos

    • D.

      Costadores

    Correct Answer
    C. Ticos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ticos". This is a nickname given to the people of Costa Rica. It is a term of endearment and reflects the friendly and welcoming nature of the Costa Rican people. The nickname is widely used and recognized in Costa Rican culture.

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  • 3. 

    One of the great Costa Rican dishes you’re likely to enjoy is Gallo Pinto, or Painted Rooster. Just what exactly will you be enjoying?

    • A.

      Rice, beans & eggs

    • B.

      Sweet corn pancakes

    • C.

      Roasted red pepper & aubergine

    • D.

      Marinated fish & shrimp

    Correct Answer
    A. Rice, beans & eggs
    Explanation
    Gallo Pinto is a traditional Costa Rican dish made with rice, beans, and eggs. It is a popular breakfast dish and is often served with tortillas or plantains. The name "painted rooster" refers to the speckled appearance of the dish, which comes from mixing the rice and beans together. This dish is a staple in Costa Rican cuisine and is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

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  • 4. 

    What essential tool are you likely to see many “Ticos” carrying around with them?

    • A.

      A cell phone

    • B.

      A Swiss army knife

    • C.

      A machete

    • D.

      A flashlight

    Correct Answer
    C. A machete
    Explanation
    In Costa Rica, the term "Ticos" refers to the local people. It is common for Ticos to carry machetes with them as it is an essential tool in their daily lives. Machetes are versatile tools used for various purposes such as cutting through vegetation, opening coconuts, or even for self-defense. Since Costa Rica has a significant agricultural sector and a tropical climate, machetes are commonly used for farming and navigating through dense forests. Therefore, it is likely to see many Ticos carrying machetes as they are an indispensable tool in their everyday activities.

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  • 5. 

    It’s 7 am in Costa Rica. If you turned on the radio, to any station, what will you hear?

    • A.

      A test of the emergency broadcast system

    • B.

      La Bamba

    • C.

      The National Anthem

    • D.

      The President’s morning greeting

    Correct Answer
    C. The National Anthem
    Explanation
    In many countries, it is common for the National Anthem to be played on the radio early in the morning as a symbol of national pride and unity. Therefore, if you turned on the radio in Costa Rica at 7 am, it is likely that you would hear the National Anthem.

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  • 6. 

    There are more than 120 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, one of which ranks among the ten most active in the world. Can you name it?

    • A.

      Poás Volcano

    • B.

      Arenal Volcano

    • C.

      Irazú Volcano

    • D.

      Orosí Volcano

    Correct Answer
    B. Arenal Volcano
    Explanation
    Arenal Volcano is the correct answer because it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. With more than 120 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano stands out for its high level of activity. It has been erupting consistently since 1968, making it a popular tourist attraction in the country. The volcano is known for its symmetrical cone shape and frequent lava flows, making it a significant geological feature in Costa Rica.

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  • 7. 

    Okay, this one’s easy. Or is it? A soda in Costa Rica is:

    • A.

      A frosty, refreshing beverage

    • B.

      A small, traditional restaurant

    • C.

      A hot spring

    • D.

      A zipline through the rainforest

    Correct Answer
    B. A small, traditional restaurant
    Explanation
    In Costa Rica, a soda refers to a small, traditional restaurant. This term is commonly used in the country to describe local eateries that serve traditional Costa Rican cuisine.

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  • 8. 

    With all of it’s beautiful beaches, you would expect nothing but sunshine in Costa Rica. So how much rainfall do they receive annually?

    • A.

      8 inches

    • B.

      33 inches

    • C.

      70 inches

    • D.

      100 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 100 inches
    Explanation
    Costa Rica receives 100 inches of rainfall annually. Despite its beautiful beaches, the country experiences a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year. This high amount of rainfall contributes to the lush and tropical environment found in Costa Rica, supporting its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife.

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  • 9. 

    What’s in a name, right? Well, in Costa Rica a child’s name includes…

    • A.

      Their mother’s name

    • B.

      Their father’s name

    • C.

      Their own middle name

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In Costa Rica, a child's name includes their mother's name, their father's name, and their own middle name. This means that all of the options given in the question are correct.

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  • 10. 

    If you were to exchange your American dollars at a Costa Rican bank, what would you get back in return?

    • A.

      Pesos

    • B.

      Colones

    • C.

      Centavos

    • D.

      Euros

    Correct Answer
    B. Colones
    Explanation
    If you were to exchange your American dollars at a Costa Rican bank, you would get back Colones in return. Colones is the official currency of Costa Rica, so it is the currency that would be given to you when exchanging your American dollars.

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