How Well Do You Know Mauritius?

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How Well Do You Know Mauritius? - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which Ocean does Mauritius lie in?

    • A.

      Indian Ocean

    • B.

      Pacific Ocean

    • C.

      Arctic Ocean

    • D.

      Atlantic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. Indian Ocean
    Explanation
    Mauritius lies in the Indian Ocean. This is because Mauritius is an island nation located in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean. It is situated about 2,000 kilometers off the southeast coast of the African continent. The Indian Ocean is the third-largest ocean in the world and is bounded by Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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  • 2. 

    What is the capital of Mauritius?

    • A.

      Grand Bassin

    • B.

      Port Louis

    • C.

      Terre Rouge

    • D.

      Quatre Bornes

    Correct Answer
    B. Port Louis
    Explanation
    Port Louis is the correct answer because it is the capital of Mauritius. It is the largest city in the country and serves as its economic, cultural, and political center. Port Louis is located on the northwest coast of the island and is known for its vibrant markets, colonial architecture, and historical sites.

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  • 3. 

    If you are taking the North Island Tour in Mauritius, which one of these will you not see?

    • A.

      Port Louis

    • B.

      Caudan Waterfront

    • C.

      Sacred Lake of Grand Bassin

    • D.

      Citadel

    Correct Answer
    C. Sacred Lake of Grand Bassin
    Explanation
    If you are taking the North Island Tour in Mauritius, you will not see the Sacred Lake of Grand Bassin. The other options mentioned, such as Port Louis, Caudan Waterfront, and Citadel, are all popular tourist attractions that can be visited during the tour. However, the Sacred Lake of Grand Bassin is located in the central part of the island, away from the North Island tour route.

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  • 4. 

    Who named the place Mauritius and majority of its parts?

    • A.

      British

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      Dutch

    Correct Answer
    D. Dutch
    Explanation
    The Dutch named the place Mauritius and the majority of its parts.

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  • 5. 

    When you visit Mauritius, you will see the influence of all these EXCEPT

    • A.

      Roman

    • B.

      Indian

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      British

    Correct Answer
    A. Roman
    Explanation
    When visiting Mauritius, you will see the influence of Indian, French, and British cultures, as they have all had a significant impact on the country's history, traditions, and architecture. However, there is no significant influence of Roman culture in Mauritius. The Romans did not have a direct presence or influence on the island, unlike the other mentioned cultures. Therefore, the correct answer is Roman.

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  • 6. 

    Which is not the official language of Mauritius?

    • A.

      Hindi

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Bhojpuri

    Correct Answer
    A. Hindi
    Explanation
    Hindi is not the official language of Mauritius. The official languages of Mauritius are English, French, and Creole. Bhojpuri is also widely spoken in the country, but it is not recognized as an official language.

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  • 7. 

    How was Mauritius island formed?

    • A.

      Volcanic Activity

    • B.

      Result of water receding

    • C.

      Part of the land drowning inside water

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Volcanic Activity
    Explanation
    Mauritius island was formed through volcanic activity. Volcanic eruptions occurred millions of years ago, leading to the formation of the island. Lava and ash erupted from underwater volcanoes, gradually building up the landmass over time. This volcanic activity also contributed to the unique geological features and rich soil found on the island.

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