Caribbean: Geography Quiz

Grand Anse Bay on Grenada, one of the author's favorite locations in the Caribbean.
Grand Anse Bay on Grenada, one of the author's favorite locations in the Caribbean. | Source

What is the Caribbean?

The Caribbean, often referred to as the West Indies, is a crescent-shaped group of more than 7000 islands that stretch upwards of 2000 miles (3200 kilometers) and separate the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the west and south from the Atlantic Ocean to the east and north.

Out of all those islands, 13 are independent island countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago

One of my friends, a US Navy veteran who traveled to some of the islands, requested that I write a Caribbean geography quiz. With so many interesting islands, I just might have to write a second quiz about this area after all the quizzes my readers have requested have been completed.

The quiz answers are located immediately before the Comments section. As always, please don't look at a map of the Caribbean or do Internet research while taking this quiz.

Be sure to post your quiz score in the Comments section and, most of all, have fun!

The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas.
The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas. | Source

1.

This island nation is the third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas. Once a Spanish possession known as Santiago, it became a British colony in the 1650s and gained its independence on August 6, 1962.

What is the name of this Caribbean island nation?

A. The Bahamas

B. Jamaica

C. Trinidad and Tobago

D. Barbados


The smallest special municipality within the country of the Netherlands.
The smallest special municipality within the country of the Netherlands.

2.

This Caribbean island is the smallest special municipality within the country of the Netherlands. The land area of the island, 5 square miles (13 square kilometers), consists primarily of the potentially active volcano, Mount Scenery.

The official currency of this island is the U.S. Dollar. Although the island is part of the Netherlands, and Dutch is the official language, English is the principal language spoken.

What is the name of the island?

A. Sint Maarten

B. Curaçao

C. Sint Eustatius

D. Saba


3.

The island nation of the Dominican Republic shares an island with which other island nation?

A. Dominica

B. Haiti

C. Jamaica

D. Cuba


Abaco is one of the islands in this island nation's archipelago.
Abaco is one of the islands in this island nation's archipelago.

4.

Inhabited by the Arawak Indians before Christopher Columbus set foot in on San Salvador Island in 1492, this island nation is an archipelago consisting of more than 2000 islands and cays. What is the name of the island nation?

A. The Cayman Islands

B. Barbados

C. The Bahamas

D. Trinidad and Tobago


This photograph relates to the answer to question #5.
This photograph relates to the answer to question #5.

5.

This archipelago in the Eastern Caribbean Sea is sometimes known as the “Butterfly Island” because of the shape of its two major islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre.

What is the name of this archipelago, an overseas protectorate of France?

A. Guadeloupe

B. Martinique

C. Trinidad and Tobago

D. Montserrat


This photograph of carnival is courtesy of thewordlasc.weebly.com.
This photograph of carnival is courtesy of thewordlasc.weebly.com.

6.

This island nation, which obtained independence from Britain in 1962 and became a republic in 1976, is the birthplace of steel drums, carnival, calypso, and limbo.

What is the name of the island?

A. Dominican Republic

B. St. Kitts and Nevis

C. Trinidad and Tobago

D. Jamaica


This photograph is of Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas.
This photograph is of Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas. | Source

7.

The Virgin Islands of the United States, formerly known as the Danish West Indies, was sold to the United States by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916. The islands are an organized, unincorporated United States territory, with its capital and largest city Charlotte Amalie located on the island of St. Thomas.

Which of the following islands is not part of the U.S Virgin Islands?

A. St. David

B. Water Island

C. St. Croix

D. St. John


The city of St. John's is located on the island in the forground.
The city of St. John's is located on the island in the forground. | Source

8.

Carbon-dating has proven that hunter-gathers established settlements in the island country known as the “Land of 365 Beaches” around 3100 BC. The capital city and largest port in this country is St. John’s.

What is the name of this island country?

A. St. Kitts and Nevis

B. St. Lucia

C. Barbados

D. Antigua and Barbuda


This photograph accompanies question #9.
This photograph accompanies question #9. | Source

9.

Most of this island’s infrastructure supports diving and snorkeling. Although the beaches are just slivers of sand, the island’s reef-lined coast has great appeal to divers and snorkelers. World-class windsurfing is also popular.

Name this island.

A. Cayman Brac

B. New Providence Island

C. Bonaire

D. Tortola


This photograph by Set1536 accompanies question #10
This photograph by Set1536 accompanies question #10 | Source

10.

Which island, located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, is known as the "Island of Spice" due to its production of nutmeg and mace?

A. Martinique

B. Grenada

C. Dominica

D. Puerto Rico


Do you live on any of the Caribbean islands?

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If you do not live on one of the Caribbean islands, have you ever visited the Caribbean?

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Quiz Answers

Question #
Answer
1
B: Jamaica
2
D: Saba
3
B: Haiti
4
C: The Bahamas
5
A: Guadeloupe
6
C: Trinidad and Tobago
7
A: St. David
8
D: Antigua and Barbuda
9
C: Bonaire
10
B: Grenada

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rafken 4 years ago from The worlds my oyster

I got 5 out 10 only i'm afraid. I should have done better, nice quiz, thanks.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Three out of 10, which is more than expected since I don't know the Caribbean. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I got 5 out of 10! I think I need a vacation! Thank you Daisy for another fun quiz. Looking forward to your next challenge.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

rafken,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for taking my quiz.

If you get a chance, why don't try another of my quizzes?


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rlbert00 4 years ago from USA

This part of the world is right in my wheelhouse...10 out of 10


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Much the same in this one too, I really need to travel. Great quiz Daisy!


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Sustainable Sue 4 years ago from Altadena CA, USA

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Grenada in the '80's. I got that one right (lol) . . . and three others. Kinda disappointed, but hey. Fun quiz.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio (alocsin),

Thanks for taking another one of my geography quizzes. Rather than ask you which questions you got wrong, it'll be quicker this way...Which questions did you answer correctly?


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I am familiar with only a couple of the Caribbean Islands. As such I am *not* at all surprised that I got only 2 correct. (1 and 3)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sunshine,

I'm glad you enjoyed taking this quiz. Considering that you answered 5 out of the 10 questions correctly, a *familiarization tour* of the Caribbean sounds like a great way to learn more about the islands.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

rlbert00,

It's nice to "see" you again. I'm impressed...You're the first person to have gotten all 10 questions correct. Congratulations!

Have you traveled to many Caribbean islands?


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Alecia,

Thanks for taking another of my quizzes. A good way to learn about the Caribbean is to travel there on vacation. You could make it a "working vacation," and write a Hub or two about your Caribbean trip.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sue,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for taking this quiz.

Grenada is one of my favorite Caribbean islands. Grande Anse Beach is absolutely beautiful!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Flora,

Thanks for taking another of my quizzes. I appreciate it. I learned a lot while doing research prior to creating the quiz.

My next quiz will probably be the geography of Scotland.


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rlbert00 4 years ago from USA

I try to get the region at least once a year, and try to avoid going to the same place more than once or twice. My personal favorite is in the British Virgin Islands, an island called Jost van Dyke, it's absolutely gorgeous. I have broken my rule for Jost, having been 4 times, wonderful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

rlbert00,

Thanks for visiting again. I've camped twice on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I have never set foot on any of the British Virgin Islands, but I've seen some of them fairly close up from a sailboat out of Cruz Bay on St. John.


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rlbert00 4 years ago from USA

I would venture a guess that Jost was probably one of the islands that you saw, it is in close proximity to St. John, a very short ferry ride away. I have enjoyed your last two trivia hubs very much and am eagerly awaiting the next.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

rlbert00

Thanks so much for your very kind words. I appreciate it.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Crap! 8/10 I got #2 and 9 wrong. Guess I have to brush up on my Caribbean geography. This is great! I was hoping for a quiz capsule where we could vote. I had so much fun though.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Carolee,

I'm glad you enjoyed taking this quiz. As you will have seen, your island nation was the answer to question #1.

I used the quiz capsule with one of the quizzes I published, but the problem with the capsule is that there is a limit to the number of characters each question can contain. Also, the quiz capsule can't be used as a narrow column, with photo capsules to the right of it.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I'd like to thank Daisy for all the hard work she puts in to these quizzes. I'm looking forward to the quiz on Scotland. Thanks for the heads up about the next location. As I said, I think it will be lower than my England score, but I love taking these in general, not just quizzes about my own country/ancestry. Hence, I enjoyed this quiz too, even though I've never been there or have any ancestors from the Caribbean.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Flora,

Thanks for returning for a second visit to my virtual Caribbean. Your kinds words about my quizzes are very much appreciated.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

50% score :) I am still proud of myself..haha


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Ruchira,

If you haven't traveled extensively in the Caribbean, or haven't worked as a travel agent, a score of 50% is good.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Only 7 right. I got married in the Virgin Islands and have sailed all around there, so I thought I'd do better.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Thanks for commenting, Deb.

Some of my questions were rather obscure. I didn't want to make this quiz too easy.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is a fun hub series, Daisy!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

randomcreative,

I'm glad you enjoy my geography quiz series. I don't see a score posted for this quiz, however. You did take the quiz, didn't you?


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

Got 7 out of 10, Never heard of Saba or St. David. Very informative narration while doing the quizz. I may have been nervous while doing the quizz.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Art,

Thanks for taking my quiz. I hope you answered #1 correctly, considering the island nation your home!

I learned about Saba in one of the geography courses I took while studying Travel Management in college. St. David is an island I invented. That's why it isn't one of the Virgin Islands of the United States.


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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

Cool hub, i could answer seven... I love geography, quiz is awesome. I like going through the world map when ever i get time and mark the places to learn more of the same. I like this hub, VOTED UP :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dilip,

Thanks for taking my quiz and adding your comment. Have you taken any of my other geography quizzes?


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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

No where else. But i read books on the same. I go according to the continents, countries, cities, prominent places, etc. At the same time i also see what rivers are flowing over there and the hills located, etc...


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Thanks for visitng again, Dilip.

Why don't you take my European geography quiz? I'll bet you'll do well on that quiz.


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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

I will go through it :) Thank you...


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dilip,

Please post your score after you take my European geography quiz.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Are you taking a break from quizzes? I've been waiting to take some more of them. Quizzes exercise the brain.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Flora,

It's nice to "see" you again. I am taking a bit of a break from quizzes. I've been adding to my museum series of articles.

I also published an art history article recently. My degree is in Fine Arts, so I thought I would write an Impressionisn vs Expressionism Hub.I hope you get a chance to read that one.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

I got 3 out of 10...boo!!! I have been to Bermuda, Antigua, and the Bahamas! Loved them all!!! Great quiz! Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audra,

Thanks for taking my quiz and posting your score. You always visit some of the other islands on your next vacation.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great hub. A wonderful hub put together with a quiz. Interesting and informative. Voted up. Enjoyed reading. Saw if I knew the answers!!!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading another of my Hubs and taking the quiz. I'm glad you enjoyed the article.


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yoginijoy 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

Great idea--I loved doing the quiz. I am impressed with your sneaky way of teaching folks about geography. It is nice to have a check--in the form of a quiz to help them realize how much (or how little) they actually know. Great job!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

yoginijoy,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article, taking my quiz, and commenting.

I've published more than a dozen geography / quiz Hubs. I hope you have a chance to read some of the others, especially my most recent one about the countries of South America


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DeborahNeyens 2 years ago from Iowa

I got seven correct.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb (DeborahNeyens),

Thanks for visiting again. Getting 7 out of 10 correct is not bad at all. Two residents of Jamaica took the quiz. One got 7 answers correct, and the other got 8 correct.

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