Taino: Indigenous Caribbean Trivia Quiz!

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Taino: Indigenous Caribbean Trivia Quiz!

The Taino are people that are indigenous to the Caribbean, and the concentration of their population was affected with the introduction of the European. What do you know about their culture and some of their beliefs? Take up the quiz below and get to see if you know all there is to these interesting people. All the best, and have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Arawakan speaking people settled MAINLY  in
    • A. 

      Florida, Cuba, Trinidad

    • B. 

      Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica

    • C. 

      Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Aruba

    • D. 

      Grenada, Trinidad, St. Lucia

  • 2. 
    The Conuco was
    • A. 

      The method of rotational agriculture practiced by the Amerindians.

    • B. 

      A small plot of land cleared for cultivation.

    • C. 

      The worldview of the Amerindians which valued respect for the land.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes the religious practices of the Kalinagos and the Tainos?
    • A. 

      Nature worship and animal sacrifice.

    • B. 

      Nature worship and ancestor worship

    • C. 

      Protective magic and animal sacrifice

    • D. 

      Long periods of fasting and ancestor worship

  • 4. 
    Through which of the following ways could a Taino cacique gain his position?
    • A. 

      Succession from father to son.

    • B. 

      Election by men of the tribe.

    • C. 

      Success in wars fought with the Kalinagos.

    • D. 

      Appointment by the nobles of the tribe.

  • 5. 
    Kalinago settlements were to be found MAINLY in
    • A. 

      St. Lucia, Trinidad, Puerto Rico

    • B. 

      St. Vincent, Cuba, Jamaica

    • C. 

      Dominica, Martinique, Aruba

    • D. 

      St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominica

  • 6. 
    "The Kalinago were excellent seamen"  this was evident by their,
    • A. 

      strong arms

    • B. 

      ability to build sea-going canoes

    • C. 

      their war-like nature

    • D. 

      existence on islands

  • 7. 
    The material culture of the indigenes included
    • A. 

      glass

    • B. 

      rubber

    • C. 

      stone

    • D. 

      iron

  • 8. 
    A popular Kalinago dish was a stew called
    • A. 

      Pepper-pot

    • B. 

      Rice

    • C. 

      Areyto

    • D. 

      Huracan

  • 9. 
    The question refers to the following statement               The Spaniards collected tribute from the Indians. In return, they             had to see that the Indians were “protected” and converted to Christianity.   The “practice” described above was known as the
    • A. 

      asiento

    • B. 

      Audiencia

    • C. 

      Encomienda

    • D. 

      Residencia

  • 10. 
    The Taino chief was called a
    • A. 

      Ubutu

    • B. 

      Cacique

    • C. 

      Conuco

    • D. 

      Bohio