VI History Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The United States Virgin Islands are made of how many islands and cays?
    • A. 

      4 larger islands and 40 cays

    • B. 

      4 larger islands and 50 cays

    • C. 

      3 larger islands and 50 cays

    • D. 

      2 larger islands and 40 cays

  • 2. 
    Who gave the islands the name, The Virgin Islands?
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus in 1493

    • B. 

      The Indians in 1493

    • C. 

      The Awaraks in 1776

    • D. 

      Christopher Columbus in 1492

  • 3. 
    In 1754, the Virgin Islands became royal Danish colonies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    How much did the United States pay Denmark for the Virgin Islands?
    • A. 

      $5 million

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      $25 million

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    On March 31, 1917, the United States took possession of the islands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What were the names of the three Indian tribes that lived in the islands?
    • A. 

      Ciboneys, Arawak, Caribs

    • B. 

      Caribs, Arawak, Americans

    • C. 

      Arawak, Native, Caribs

    • D. 

      Ciboneys, Arawak, Slaves

  • 7. 
    The Caribs killed off the Arawak people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What did Columbus name each of the three major islands?
  • 9. 
    Who did Columbus kidnap and use to help him explore the islands?
    • A. 

      Six Arawaks

    • B. 

      Six Caribs

    • C. 

      Five Americans

    • D. 

      Five Spanish

  • 10. 
    The European explorers tried to get the Arawak and Caribs to convert to the Catholic religion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In 1673, the African slave trade began because there were no native slaves left.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What group of African people started a rebellion in 1733 on the island of St. John?
    • A. 

      Akwamu

    • B. 

      Arawak

    • C. 

      Caribs

    • D. 

      Americans

  • 13. 
    In 1848, African slaves threatened to burn down the city of Frederiksted.  What was the name of the Danish governor who surrendered to the states?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      John deJoung

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Peter von Scholten

  • 14. 
    What was passed in 1932 that gave the people of the Virgin Islands United States citizenship?
    • A. 

      The Organic Act

    • B. 

      The Article of Independence

    • C. 

      The Separation Agreement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    How far away are the United States Virgin Islands from Puerto Rico?
    • A. 

      50 miles

    • B. 

      90 miles

    • C. 

      10 miles

    • D. 

      20 miles

  • 16. 
    Crown Mountain in St. Thomas is the highest point in the Virgin Islands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    When is hurricane season?
    • A. 

      February to March

    • B. 

      June to November

    • C. 

      June to August

    • D. 

      January to June

  • 18. 
    Raining season is May to November.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What is the capital city of the US Virgin Islands?
    • A. 

      Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

    • B. 

      Christiansted, St. Croix

    • C. 

      Charlotte Amalie, St. Croix

    • D. 

      Frederiksted, St. Croix

  • 20. 
    What is the territory's bird?
    • A. 

      The Blue Breast Bird

    • B. 

      The Green Breast Bird

    • C. 

      The Yellow Breast Bird

    • D. 

      The Orange Breast Bird

  • 21. 
    United States Virgin Island citizens can vote in presidential elections?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Who is the United States Virgin Island's delegate to the House of Representatives?
  • 23. 
    What year did islanders begin electing their own governor?
    • A. 

      1970

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1493

    • D. 

      2000

  • 24. 
    What is the official language of the Virgin Islands?
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      Dutch

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      English

  • 25. 
    What are the two cities of St. Croix?
    • A. 

      Charlotte Amalie & St. Thomas

    • B. 

      Christiansted & Frederiksted

    • C. 

      Frederiksted & Charlotte Amalie

    • D. 

      St. Thomas & St. Croix