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  The Dominican Republic   best quiz  
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The Dominican Republic isn't just a beach resort. Find out how much you know about this island that impressed Columbus so much.
Average, 10 Qns, miss g, Sep 18 18
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  Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All   great trivia quiz  
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Not to be confused with the much smaller Caribbean nation of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Dominican Republic is one of the largest countries in the West Indies. The nation has much more to offer than just sandy beaches and lush tropical rainforest.
Easier, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, May 05 22
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May 05 22
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  Dominican Republic    
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Ever been to the Dominican Republic? Test your knowledge on this small but rich cultured country in the Caribbean.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ludax, Apr 07 21
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Dominican Republic Trivia Questions

1. The Dominican Republic is an island nation that is located in the West Indies. What is the collective term that is used to refer to the group of islands occupied by the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico?

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Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: Greater Antilles

The West Indies is divided into three main regions - Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, and Lucayan Archipelago. As the name suggests, the Greater Antilles comprises larger islands (Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico), in contrast to the Lesser Antilles, which consists of smaller islands (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago). On the other hand, the Lucayan Archipelago is home to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Malay Archipelago, or Maritime Southeast Asia, is located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

2. In 2005 how many provinces did the Dominican Republic have?

From Quiz Dominican Republic

Answer: 30

The Dominican Republic has 30 provinces and 1 district (Distrito Nacional or as said in English: National District), which is where the capital Santo Domingo is located.

3. What is the official language of the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Spanish

Although Spanish is the official language, English is widely spoken. Traffic signs are in Spanish.

4. Hispaniola island is shared between two nations - Haiti on the west and the Dominican Republic on the east. Geographically speaking, what similarity does Hispaniola share with Saint Martin, New Guinea, and Timor?

From Quiz Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: They are islands that are politically divided among two countries.

Haiti occupies approximately three-eighths of the Hispaniola island, whereas the Dominican Republic occupies the remaining five-eights of Hispaniola. The island of Saint Martin is shared between France (Saint Martin in the north) and the Netherlands (Sint Maarten in the south). New Guinea is shared between Indonesia (Western New Guinea on the west) and Papua New Guinea. Timor is shared between Indonesia (West Timor) and Timor Leste. Borneo is divided among three nations - Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

5. What are the two rivers that divide the city of Santo Domingo into several parts?

From Quiz Dominican Republic

Answer: Ozama and Isabela rivers

Despite the fact that the Haina river is in the Province of Santo Domingo it is not located inside the city. As its name indicates, it's located in Haina, which is a small township just west of the city of Santo Domingo. The Chavon river is located in La Romana, and the Yaque del Sur is located on the western part of the country.

6. What is the traditional music of the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Merengue

The Dominican Republic's traditional music, Merengue, predates Salsa and is a dance in which the dancers take alternate long and short sliding steps keeping the legs stiff.

7. The Dominican Republic comprises two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. What comprises the other one third?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Haiti

Hispaniola is the second largest island of the Greater Antilles, Cuba being the biggest. Haiti is located to the west of the Dominican Republic.

8. The name of the body of water that separates the Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico might remind one of a painting by Da Vinci. Which strait, connecting the Atlantic Sea and the Caribbean Sea, is being described?

From Quiz Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: Mona Passage

The Mona Passage is approximately 130 kilometers in width. It serves as an important shipping route in the Caribbean. The three notable islands located in the Mona Passage are Mona Island, Monito Island, and Desecheo Island. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) painted the famous "Mona Lisa" portrait painting in the early 14th century. The Tongass Passage separates Alaska, USA from British Columbia, Canada. The Windward Passage separates Cuba from Hispaniola. The Anegada Passage separates the British Virgin Islands from Anguilla.

9. Which body of water is to the south of the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: The Caribbean Sea

The Dominican Republic is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Caribbean Sea.

10. Located in the province of San Juan, this mountain is the highest point in the Dominican Republic, as well as the entire Caribbean region. Which peak, with a height of 3,098 meters, is being described?

From Quiz Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: Pico Duarte

Pico Duarte is located to the northwest of the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. The mountain is part of the Cordillera Central range. The piccolo is a woodwind musical instrument. Pinocchio is a fictional character created by Carlo Collodi. Pico Bolivar is the highest point in Venezuela.

11. This river is the longest in the Hispaniola island.

From Quiz Dominican Republic

Answer: Artibonito

Trick question! The Yaque del Norte is the longest river in the Dominican Republic, but the Artibonito is the longest in the island, shared by the D.R. and Haiti.

12. Which country ruled parts of the Dominican Republic between 1697 and 1809?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: France

The Dominican Republic was ruled by the Spanish from 1492 (when Captain Christopher Columbus arrived) until 1697 and in 1795 the French seized control of the western and then eastern parts of Hispaniola. Spanish rule was restored in 1809.

13. Reaching a maximum depth of 52 meters, this hypersaline lake, located in the Dominican Republic, is the lowest point in the Caribbean. Which lake, situated near the Haitian border, is being described?

From Quiz Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: Lake Enriquillo

The lowest point in the Caribbean, Lake Enriquillo, is located just 85 kiometers away from Caribbean's highest point, Pico Duarte. Lake Victoria is the largest lake (by area) of Africa. Lake Baikal, located in Russia, is the world's deepest lake. Lake Superior, located in Canada and the US, is the world's largest freshwater lake (by area).

14. Besides sharing Hispaniola with Haiti, there are several smaller islands that belong to the Dominican Republic. The largest are:

From Quiz Dominican Republic

Answer: Saona, Catalina, Beata and Cabritos

Saona Island used to be called "Adamanay" by the Taino tribes. It is the only of the Islands with permanent settlement. Catalina is a major tourist visit, while Beata and Cabritos belong completely to National Parks. Cabritos is located inside Lake Enriquillo.

15. What is the capital city of the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo was originally called 'Nueva Isabela' but was renamed 'Ciudad Trujillo' during Rafael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. The capital reverted back to 'Santo Domingo' after Trujillo's assassination in 1961.

16. Many people already know that Pico Duarte is the highest peak of the Dominican Republic and of all the Caribbean. Which is the second highest peak of the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz Dominican Republic

Answer: La Pelona

All of these mountains belong to the Dominican Republic. "La Pelona" is 3,097 m high, second only to Pico Duarte (3,175 m). La Rusilla is Third, with 3,038 m. Nalga de Maco is far behind, reaching only about 2,000 m, and Isabel de Torres, despite being the highest Mountain in Puerto Plata, is fairly small (no more than 800 m).

17. Which game is widely believed to have been introduced by the Americans during their occupation of the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Baseball

US Marines occupied the Dominican Republic from 1916-1924. Dominican-born Sammy Sosa has made baseball his career. Nevertheless, as it has been pointed out to me, the professional league of the Dominican Republic actually began in 1890 with two professional teams. When the Licey was founded in 1907 (nine years before the first American Intervention in 1916) there were soon no rivals for them, therefore the other teams disappeared. With the American Occupation came passion for the game. 'El Escogido' was founded in 1921 during the Intervention, just to play against the Licey. Thank you to Coquito for this additional information.

18. Which Italian explorer, known for his four voyages between Spain and the Caribbean, discovered Hispaniola (home of the present-day Dominican Republic) in 1492?

From Quiz Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: Christopher Columbus

Columbus' four voyages took place between 1492 and 1503. He landed in Hispaniola (present-day Dominican Republic) in 1492 during his first voyage. During his second voyage in 1493, Columbus landed in La Isabela. He named the place after Isabella I (1451-1504).

19. What is the nickname for the Dominican mountain range 'Cordillera Central'?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Dominican Alps

The Dominican Republic has three mountain ranges but the Cordillera Central is the highest. The Cordillera includes the 'Pico Duarte' which is 3,175 metres high and is the highest peak in the Caribbean.

20. The capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, is the political and financial center of the island nation. What happened to the historical Colonial Zone of the city in 1990?

From Quiz Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bartholomew Columbus (1461-1515) founded the La Nueva Isabela settlement in Santo Domingo. He was Christopher Columbus' younger brother. In 1990, Ciudad Colonial was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some notable landmarks in the area include Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Alcazar), Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, and Fortaleza Ozama (Ozama Fortress).

21. Santo Domingo is home to the first Catholic Cathedral in America. What is its proper name?

From Quiz Dominican Republic

Answer: Our Lady of the Incarnation

The City of Santo Domingo was founded in 1496 by Bartholomeus Columbus. The construction of the Cathedral was begun in 1512, formerly started in 1523, and concluded on 1541.

22. What is the name of the semi-precious stone which can only be found in the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Larimar

Amber is also found in the Dominican Republic but it can also be found elsewhere and technically is not classed as a stone since it is formed from tree sap. Larimar is a rare blue stone which is also known as the 'Atlantis Stone'. It is only found in a mountainous region of the Dominican Republic.

23. Which Dominican fashion designer, born in Santo Domingo in 1932, rose to fame in the 1960s as Jacqueline Kennedy's couturier?

From Quiz Dominican Republic - The Nation That Has It All

Answer: Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was born in Santo Domingo in 1932, to a Puerto Rican father and a Dominican mother. He had six older sisters. De la Renta was known for his work in French fashion houses Lanvin and Balmain. Jacqueline Kennedy (1929-1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the USA, John F. Kennedy. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. He passed away in Kent, Connecticut, USA, in 2014.

24. What is the name of the building that used to be the palace of the Viceroy of Spain?

From Quiz Dominican Republic

Answer: El Alcázar de Colón

El Alcázar, which resembles more a rural military fortress than a place for suited for living, was built somewhere between 1511 and 1525.

25. What is the currency of the Dominican Republic?

From Quiz The Dominican Republic

Answer: Pesos

The Peso is divided into 100 centavos. I hope you've enjoyed this quiz as much as I've enjoyed researching it!

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