Amazing Caribbean Facts: Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Which group was the first to settle in the Caribbean?

    • A.

      West Africans

    • B.

      Europeans

    • C.

      Amerindians

    • D.

      North Americans

    Correct Answer
    C. Amerindians
    Explanation
    The Amerindians were the first group to settle in the Caribbean. They were the indigenous people of the region and had been living there for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. They had developed their own cultures, societies, and agricultural practices in the Caribbean islands. The arrival of Europeans in the late 15th century marked the beginning of colonization and the displacement of the Amerindian populations.

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  • 2. 

    Which island grouping is indicated here?

    • A.

      Leeward Islands

    • B.

      Bahamas

    • C.

      Windward Islands

    • D.

      Greater Antilles

    Correct Answer
    D. Greater Antilles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Greater Antilles. The question is asking for the island grouping indicated in the given information. Out of the options provided, the Greater Antilles is the correct answer. The Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, and Bahamas are all different island groupings in the Caribbean, but they are not indicated in the given information.

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  • 3. 

    These are all part of the ............... group of islands.

    • A.

      Greater Antilles

    • B.

      Leeward Islands

    • C.

      Western Caribbean Islands

    • D.

      Windward Islands

    Correct Answer
    D. Windward Islands
    Explanation
    SE islands are Windward

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  • 4. 

    Examine the picture over here. Of which of the following Caribbean islands is this a feature? 

    • A.

      Commonwealth of Dominica

    • B.

      Antigua and Barbuda

    • C.

      Aruba

    • D.

      Saint Lucia

    • E.

      Martinique

    • F.

      Anguilla

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Antigua and Barbuda
    C. Aruba
    F. Anguilla
    Explanation
    You are looking for islands with white sand beaches - coral islands.

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  • 5. 

    Examine the picture over here. Of which of the following Caribbean islands is this a feature? 

    • A.

      Montserrat

    • B.

      Barbados

    • C.

      Commonwealth of Dominica

    • D.

      Saint Lucia

    • E.

      Martinique

    • F.

      Grenada

    • G.

      British Virgin Islands

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Montserrat
    C. Commonwealth of Dominica
    D. Saint Lucia
    E. Martinique
    F. Grenada
    Explanation
    You are looking for islands with white sand beaches - coral islands.

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  • 6. 

    Select the factual statements. 

    • A.

      The Greater Antilles islands generally have the highest populations.

    • B.

      The Bahamas is the only smaller group of islands in the Caribbean.

    • C.

      Coral islands are generally flat.

    • D.

      Barbados is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

    • E.

      Haiti and Santo Domingo are two countries of the island Hispaniola.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Greater Antilles islands generally have the highest populations.
    C. Coral islands are generally flat.
    D. Barbados is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it accurately identifies the factual statements in the given options. The statement "The Greater Antilles islands generally have the highest populations" is a factual statement about the population of the Greater Antilles islands. The statement "Coral islands are generally flat" is also a factual statement about the physical characteristics of coral islands. Lastly, the statement "Barbados is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean" is a factual statement about the geographical location of Barbados.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following festivals DOES  NOT celebrate ancestral heritage in the Caribbean? 

    • A.

      Jazz and Arts Festival

    • B.

      Creole Heritage Month

    • C.

      Carnival

    • D.

      Junkanoo

    Correct Answer
    A. Jazz and Arts Festival
    Explanation
    The Jazz and Arts Festival does not celebrate ancestral heritage in the Caribbean. While the other options, Creole Heritage Month, Carnival, and Junkanoo, are all festivals that have cultural and historical significance in the Caribbean and celebrate ancestral heritage, the Jazz and Arts Festival is primarily focused on music and arts rather than specific cultural traditions or heritage.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these is not a grouping in the Caribbean region?

    • A.

      Windward Islands

    • B.

      Greater Antilles

    • C.

      Florida Keys

    • D.

      ABC Islands

    Correct Answer
    C. Florida Keys
    Explanation
    The Florida Keys is not a grouping in the Caribbean region. The Windward Islands, Greater Antilles, and ABC Islands are all recognized groupings within the Caribbean. The Florida Keys, on the other hand, are a chain of islands located off the southern coast of Florida, in the United States. While they are geographically close to the Caribbean, they are not considered part of the Caribbean region.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these South American countries have the closest ties to the Caribbean?

    • A.

      Ecuador

    • B.

      Suriname

    • C.

      Peru

    • D.

      Guyana

    • E.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Suriname
    D. Guyana
    Explanation
    Guyana and Suriname have the closest ties to the Caribbean among the given South American countries. Both Guyana and Suriname are located on the northeastern coast of South America and share borders with Caribbean countries such as Venezuela and Brazil. Additionally, both countries are members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and have cultural, historical, and economic connections with the Caribbean region.

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  • 10. 

    One of the main reasons for the East Indians staying in the Caribbean after their indentured labor period was................

    • A.

      They too had found gold.

    • B.

      They were promised or given land.

    • C.

      They got paid more money than the ex-slaves.

    • D.

      They enjoyed working for the Europeans.

    Correct Answer
    B. They were promised or given land.
    Explanation
    The East Indians stayed in the Caribbean after their indentured labor period because they were promised or given land. This incentive provided them with a sense of stability and opportunity for a future beyond their labor contracts. It also allowed them to establish roots in the region and build a life for themselves and their families.

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