The Indigenous People- Tainos

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The Indigenous People- Tainos - Quiz

This quiz is created to test students' knowledge of the Tainos and to see how well they grasped the concepts taught and how much research was done.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which word best describes the Tainos?

    • A.

      Peaceful

    • B.

      Loving

    • C.

      Warlike

    • D.

      Fierce

    Correct Answer
    A. Peaceful
    Explanation
    The Tainos were a peaceful and humble group of people.

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  • 2. 

    The Tainos originated from this continent

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      Europe

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Asia
    Explanation
    The Tainos came from Asia across the Beiring Strait

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  • 3. 

    The Tainos migrated because they wanted better social conditions

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the Tainos migrated because they wanted better social conditions. However, this is not true. The Tainos were the indigenous people of the Caribbean islands and they did not migrate voluntarily. They were forcibly displaced and enslaved by European colonizers during the period of colonization. Their migration was a result of colonization and the exploitation of their land and resources by the colonizers.

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  • 4. 

    The Taino cheif was called the cacique

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Taino chief was called the cacique. This statement is true. The Taino people were indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean islands, and the cacique was the highest-ranking chief or leader in their society. The cacique held political, religious, and social power, and was responsible for making important decisions for the community. They were respected and held in high regard by the Taino people.

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  • 5. 

    The Tainos played a game called katos

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Tainos had recreational actifvities just like anyone else. They played a game called batos.

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  • 6. 

    The Taino house was called a _____________

    Correct Answer
    bohio
    Explanation
    The Taino house was called a "bohio".

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  • 7. 

    Which three words BEST describes the appearance of the Tainos?

    • A.

      Good, peaceful and honest

    • B.

      Good, peaceful and humble

    • C.

      Warlike, vicious and fierce

    Correct Answer
    B. Good, peaceful and humble
    Explanation
    The Tainos, an indigenous people of the Caribbean, were often described as "good" because they were known for their kindness and hospitality towards others. They were also seen as "peaceful" because they generally avoided conflict and preferred peaceful resolutions. Lastly, they were considered "humble" because they lived simple lives and did not display arrogance or boastfulness. These three words capture the positive and gentle nature of the Tainos, highlighting their harmonious way of life.

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  • 8. 

    What type of farming did the Tainos practise?

    • A.

      Village farming

    • B.

      Subsistence farming

    • C.

      Industrial farming

    • D.

      Backyard farming

    Correct Answer
    B. Subsistence farming
    Explanation
    The Tainos practiced subsistence farming. Subsistence farming refers to a type of farming where the primary goal is to produce enough food to meet the needs of the farmer and their family. It is typically characterized by small-scale farming techniques, limited use of technology, and a focus on growing crops and raising livestock for personal consumption rather than for commercial purposes. This type of farming is common in traditional societies where agriculture is the main source of livelihood.

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  • 9. 

    Tick which box best describes the Tainos' diet

    • A.

      Corn, peanuts, cassava, yam, iguana

    • B.

      Irish potato, callaloo, herbs

    • C.

      Pork, fish, rice

    Correct Answer
    A. Corn, peanuts, cassava, yam, iguana
    Explanation
    The Tainos' diet consisted of various foods such as corn, peanuts, cassava, yam, and even iguana. These were staple foods that provided them with necessary nutrients and sustenance. The inclusion of corn, peanuts, cassava, and yam suggests that they relied heavily on plant-based foods for their diet. Additionally, the mention of iguana indicates that they also consumed meat, further diversifying their diet.

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  • 10. 

    Which three countries did the Tainos settle in?

    • A.

      Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica

    • B.

      Puerto Rico, Asia, Europe

    • C.

      St.Kitts. Colombia, Mexico

    Correct Answer
    A. Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica
    Explanation
    The Tainos, an indigenous people, settled in Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica. These three countries were inhabited by the Tainos before the arrival of European colonizers.

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  • 11. 

    The Taino worshipped a _________

    Correct Answer
    zemis
    cacique
    Explanation
    The Taino worshipped zemis and caciques. Zemis refers to small, usually stone, objects that were believed to possess spiritual power and were worshipped as deities. These zemis were often associated with natural elements like water, earth, and fertility. Caciques, on the other hand, were the political and religious leaders of the Taino society. They held significant power and were also revered and worshipped by the Taino people.

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