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  • 1. 

    What island is Haiti found on?

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      Hispanola

    • C.

      Turks and Caicos

    Correct Answer
    B. Hispanola
    Explanation
    Haiti is found on the island of Hispanola. The island is shared by two countries, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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  • 2. 

    Haiti's French country motto is 'L'Union Fait La Force', which means what?

    • A.

      Strength Through Unity

    • B.

      Force Brings Unity

    • C.

      Strength In Numbers

    Correct Answer
    A. Strength Through Unity
    Explanation
    The French country motto of Haiti, 'L'Union Fait La Force', translates to 'Strength Through Unity'. This means that by coming together and working as a united front, the people of Haiti can achieve strength and overcome any challenges they may face. It emphasizes the importance of unity and collaboration in achieving success and progress.

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  • 3. 

    Haiti is the _________ largest country in the Caribbean.

    • A.

      Third

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Fourth

    Correct Answer
    A. Third
    Explanation
    Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean because it ranks in the middle when considering the size of all the countries in the region. This means that there are two other countries in the Caribbean that are larger than Haiti in terms of land area or population.

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  • 4. 

    The two official languages of Haiti are...

    • A.

      French and English

    • B.

      English and Haitian Creole

    • C.

      French and Haitian Creole

    Correct Answer
    A. French and English
    Explanation
    The correct answer is French and Haitian Creole. This is because French is one of the official languages of Haiti due to its colonial history as a French colony. Additionally, Haitian Creole, a language derived from French, is also recognized as an official language in Haiti. English is not one of the official languages of Haiti.

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  • 5. 

    What is Haiti's national dish?

    • A.

      Plantain slices

    • B.

      Goat meat

    • C.

      Beans and rice

    Correct Answer
    C. Beans and rice
    Explanation
    Haiti's national dish is beans and rice. This is a popular and traditional dish in Haitian cuisine. Beans and rice are staple ingredients in the country and are commonly eaten together as a main meal. The dish is often flavored with spices, herbs, and sometimes meat or vegetables. It is a nutritious and filling meal that is enjoyed by many Haitians.

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  • 6. 

    What is Haiti's money known as?

    • A.

      Dollar

    • B.

      Peso

    • C.

      Gourde

    Correct Answer
    C. Gourde
    Explanation
    Haiti's money is known as the gourde. The gourde is the official currency of Haiti and has been in use since 1872. It is subdivided into 100 smaller units called centimes, although these are no longer in circulation. The gourde is used for everyday transactions and is widely accepted throughout the country.

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  • 7. 

    The longest river in Haiti is...

    • A.

      Riviere l'Artibonite

    • B.

      Grande Riviere Limbe

    • C.

      Grande Riviere de Jacmel

    Correct Answer
    A. Riviere l'Artibonite
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Riviere l'Artibonite. The Artibonite River is the longest river in Haiti, spanning approximately 320 kilometers. It is a vital water source for agricultural activities in the country and is also used for transportation and hydroelectric power generation.

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  • 8. 

    The highest mountain in Haiti is...

    • A.

      Pic la Selle

    • B.

      Montagnes du Cibao

    • C.

      Pic Macaya

    Correct Answer
    A. Pic la Selle
    Explanation
    Pic la Selle is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in Haiti. It is located in the Massif de la Selle range and stands at an elevation of 2,680 meters (8,793 feet). The mountain offers stunning views and is a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Montagnes du Cibao and Pic Macaya are not the highest mountains in Haiti, making them incorrect answers.

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  • 9. 

    What is the capital city of Haiti?

    • A.

      Carrefour

    • B.

      Port-au-Prince

    • C.

      Jacmel

    Correct Answer
    B. Port-au-Prince
    Explanation
    Port-au-Prince is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Haiti. It is located on the Gulf of Gonâve and is the largest city in the country. Port-au-Prince is a major economic, cultural, and political center in Haiti, and it is home to the country's government institutions, international organizations, and diplomatic missions.

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  • 10. 

    An animal still found in Haiti today is the...

    • A.

      Ape

    • B.

      Hippo

    • C.

      Flamingo

    Correct Answer
    C. Flamingo
    Explanation
    Flamingos are still found in Haiti today. They are known for their vibrant pink color and long, slender legs. Flamingos are social birds that live in large flocks and can be found in various habitats, including lagoons, estuaries, and salt pans. They feed on small aquatic organisms, such as algae and shrimp, using their specialized bill to filter out food from the water. Despite habitat loss and other threats, flamingos have managed to survive in Haiti and continue to be a unique and beautiful sight in the country.

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