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A Mixed Bag of Bahamian Facts
"Having recently participated in a Parents General Knowledge Competition on behalf of my son's school, I thought I would create a quiz based on some of the questions. This quiz covers geography, history, and culture. Good luck and enjoy."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who is recognized as the formal head of state for the Bahamas?
The Attorney General of the Bahamas
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas
The King or Queen of Great Britain
The Governor General of the Bahamas
On several islands in the Bahamas, in particular Cat Island, locals harvest cascarilla bark for export to Italy as one of the main ingredients in what beverage?
The national bird of the Bahamas is the sea gull.
In 1892, almost 700,000 dozen pineapples were exported from the Bahamas. Which island in the Bahamas was the primary pineapple producer?
The Bahamas, like many island nations, has a semi-tropical climate. What two seasons do Bahamians experience?
Summer and Spring
Summer and Winter
Summer and Fall
Spring and Fall
April 27, 1965 is known by what "colorful" name in the Bahamas? (Hint: the United States uses this same name for October 29, 1929).
During the Christmas season, the cities and towns of the Bahamas are overcome by a festival featuring drums, bells, whistles, costumes and parades through the streets. What is the name of this regional festival?
The first Royal Governor of the Bahamas, Woodes Rogers, was also a privateer and English sea captain. He has a connection with a famous literary character. Which character is it?
Long John Silver
The islands of Abaco and Eleuthera were settled by the Loyalists. The first Loyalists in the Abacos settled in an area now known as Treasure Cay. What name did they give their first settlement?
Paradise Island, home to the famous Atlantis Resort, used to be called by a somewhat less romantic name. What was it?
The highest point in the Bahamas is located on Cat Island and is known by two names. One of them is Mount Alvernia; what is the other?
In Hope Town on Elbow Cay in the Abacos, there is a graveyard dedicated to the victims of an epidemic in the 1850s. What horrible disease claimed over 100 citizens of this tiny island?
In what year were Bahamian women given the right to vote?
In addition to Androsia fabric and the annual Crab Fest, the island of Andros is famous for being home to a mythical three-toed, red-eyed, three-fingered, birdlike creature with a long tail. What is this creature called?
What Bahamian island has rich deposits of aragonite off its coastline (and was allegedly home to the Lost City of Atlantis and the Fountain of Youth)?
Poaching in the Bahamian waters is a source of local trouble. In May of 1980, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force was involved in a situation combating poachers from what country?
The capital city of Nassau boasts many historic sites, among them a staircase of 65 steps cut into solid rock, called The Queen's Staircase. For which queen is this monument named?
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth I
There are seven forts found on New Providence. Incidentally, the Queen's Staircase provided soldiers access to which of these forts?
The first Europeans to try and colonize the Bahamas were the Eleutheran Adventurers from Bermuda. With which United States university do the Adventurers have a connection?
What is the name of the national tree of the Bahamas?
The Aloe Vera plant is geographically tied to South Africa. However, Bahamian bush medicine regularly utilizes Aloe Vera as a laxative.
Bark from the gumbo-limbo tree found in the Bahamas is boiled in water and used to treat which of these ailments?
urinary tract infections
All of these
The settlement of True Blue can be found on Ragged Island.
Hurricanes are a major source of natural disaster for the Bahamas. What US-based company suffered large losses in the Bahamas due to the 2008 hurricane season?
Roderick's Fish House
Brunswick Sardine Company
The Morton Salt Company
Where in the world would you locate the Bahamas?
Next to France
South of Jamaica
Off the east coast of Florida
Somewhere in the Philippines
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Compiled Jun 28 12