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Here is an interesting "Trinidad and Tobago history quiz" for you. Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation that is near Venezuela. The quiz includes interesting trivia information about Trinidad and Tobago. Through this quiz, we will test your knowledge or how well you understand the history of this nation. So, try to score as high as you can. Give your best, and you will go with more knowledge from here. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who founded Trinidad and Tobago?

    • A.

      James Cook

    • B.

      Martin Frobisher

    • C.

      Christopher Colombes

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Christopher Colombes
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus is believed to have discovered Trinidad and Tobago during his third voyage to the Americas in 1498. Although Columbus did not establish a permanent settlement on the islands, his arrival marked the beginning of European exploration and colonization in the region. Therefore, he is often credited with founding Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • 2. 

    When did Christopher Colombes visit Trinidad and Tobago?

    • A.

      1498

    • B.

      1516

    • C.

      1578

    • D.

      1601

    Correct Answer
    A. 1498
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus visited Trinidad and Tobago in 1498. This was his third voyage to the Americas, during which he explored the coast of South America and the Caribbean islands. Columbus arrived in Trinidad on July 31, 1498, and spent several days exploring the island before continuing his journey. This visit marked the first European contact with the indigenous people of Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • 3. 

    Trinidad and Tobago was administrated by

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Britain

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. Spain
    Explanation
    Trinidad and Tobago was administered by Spain. Spain colonized the islands in the late 15th century, making it one of the earliest European powers to establish a presence in the Caribbean. The Spanish ruled over Trinidad and Tobago for several centuries, until the islands were ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens. During their rule, the Spanish introduced Catholicism, brought African slaves to work on plantations, and left a lasting impact on the culture and language of the islands.

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  • 4. 

    It was administrated until

    • A.

      1755

    • B.

      1797

    • C.

      1890

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    B. 1797
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1797. This suggests that the thing being referred to was administered until the year 1797.

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  • 5. 

    It was considered the biggest nation that was ever founded by that time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that there was a nation founded in the past that was considered the biggest at that time. However, since the answer is False, it implies that there is no nation that was ever founded by that time which could be considered the biggest.

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  • 6. 

    Christopher Colombes named the island of Trinidad after Trinity hills.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus named the island of Trinidad after Trinity hills. This suggests that Columbus named the island after the hills that reminded him of the Christian concept of the Holy Trinity. The name "Trinidad" itself means "Trinity" in Spanish, further supporting the idea that Columbus named the island after the hills. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    Britain regained control of Tobago in ______.

    • A.

      1777

    • B.

      1787

    • C.

      1811

    • D.

      1814

    Correct Answer
    D. 1814
    Explanation
    In 1814, Britain regained control of Tobago. This suggests that Tobago was previously under British control but had lost it at some point. The answer implies that there was a period of time during which Tobago was not under British control, and that control was regained in 1814.

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  • 8. 

    In which year did Britain annex Tobago to Trinidad?

    • A.

      1887

    • B.

      1889

    • C.

      1899

    • D.

      1902

    Correct Answer
    B. 1889
    Explanation
    In 1889, Britain annexed Tobago to Trinidad. This means that Tobago became a part of Trinidad under British rule during this year.

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  • 9. 

    Trinidad and Tobago got its independence from England in 1962.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from England in 1962. This means that prior to 1962, Trinidad and Tobago was under the control and governance of England. The statement "True" indicates that the given information is correct.

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  • 10. 

    In which year did Trinidad and Tobago become a republic? 

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    C. 1976
    Explanation
    Trinidad and Tobago became a republic in 1976. This means that they transitioned from being a constitutional monarchy to a sovereign state with a president as the head of state. This change in status likely involved a process of constitutional reform and negotiations with the British government, as Trinidad and Tobago were previously a British colony. The year 1976 marks an important milestone in the country's history and its journey towards full independence and self-governance.

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