History Of Puerto Rico

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History Of Puerto Rico

How well do you know your history facts on Puerto Rico?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    These indians were the first to inhabit the beautiful island..
    • A. 

      Cherokee

    • B. 

      Iroquois

    • C. 

      Arawak

  • 2. 
    The tribe of Indians native to the island did not call it Puerto Rico. They called it Borinquen, which means...
    • A. 

      Land of the great people

    • B. 

      Land of the great kings

    • C. 

      Land of the great lords

  • 3. 
    Which famous Italian explorer visited the island?
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

  • 4. 
    In 1520, the beautiful island called Borinquen, received what new name?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Guam

    • C. 

      Puerto Rico

  • 5. 
    1895 was a special year in the history of Puerto Rico because it was the first time that Puerto Ricans flew what?
    • A. 

      Planes

    • B. 

      Their flag

    • C. 

      Hang gliders

  • 6. 
    What did the US do to Puerto Rico in 1898?
    • A. 

      Make it one of the US states

    • B. 

      Invade it

    • C. 

      Commence trading

  • 7. 
    Why was the year 1902 important to Puerto Ricans?
    • A. 

      The Russians invaded the island

    • B. 

      The US declared the island its own territory

    • C. 

      Bill Gates brought them all computers

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