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Moving Forward Now as One
  Moving Forward, Now as One   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
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Trinidad and Tobago
The motto of this Caribbean island nation is "Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve". Let us join them on the journey.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jan 16 24
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Jan 16 24
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  Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Trinidad and Tobago is the home of calypso music, steel bands and limbo. But that's not all there is to know about this tropical country - come and see.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Oct 22 11
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  Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Trinidad and Tobago is a fascinating place. How much do you know about it?
Tough, 15 Qns, LuH77, Nov 15 22
Nov 15 22
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Trinidad and Tobago Trivia Questions

1. The home of calypso music just has to be in the Caribbean, but in which area of the Caribbean will you find Trinidad and Tobago?

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Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Southeastern Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago is part of the island chain referred to as the Lesser Antilles, which extend along the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea, adjoining the North Atlantic Ocean. Trinidad and Tobago is at the southern end of the chain, just 11 km (6.8 mi) off the coast of South America at the closest point. Geologically, the islands do not belong to the Antilles; Trinidad was once a part of South America, while Tobago is part of a sunken island chain on the Caribbean plate.

2. The island of Tobago is located northeast of the archipelago's main island, Trinidad, by how many miles/km?

From Quiz Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: 22 miles (35 km)

The total area of the island of Tobago encompasses 115 square miles (300 square km). It is about 25 miles (40 km) long. It typically takes a ferry 3.5 hours to travel from one island to the other, however a high speed ferry can take around 2.5 hours.

3. Trinidad and Tobago is composed of two main islands, and a number of smaller landforms. What is the name given to such a group of islands?

From Quiz Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Archipelago

As well as Trinidad, the largest island with 93% of the country's land area, and Tobago (5.8%), there are around 20 other islands in this archipelagic nation, including the Bocas Islands (between Trinidad and Venezuela) and the Five Islands (a group of six islands in the Gulf of Pataria).

4. Overlooking the Tunapuna region, the largest monastery in the Caribbean stands in Trinidad. It is named after which Christian saint?

From Quiz Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Benedict

Located in the northwest of Trinidad, the Mount Saint Benedict has stood since 1912, making it both the largest and oldest monastery in the Caribbean. Its red roof is a stark contrast against the mountain it sits on, around 4,300 feet (1,130 m) above sea level. The monks that abide there follow the Order of Saint Benedict, a Catholic organisation of monks who are sometimes coined "the Black Monks" due to the habits they wear. The monks here have several activities from spiritual counselling and mentoring, to woodwork and yoghurt production. Since at least 1997, the monastery had regularly produced a type of fermented yoghurt called "Pax yoghurt" which has become a signature beverage presented to the visitations the monastery.

5. Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. Its capital city, however, has a name reflecting the important Spanish colonial influence on the islands between 1498 and 1802. What is the name of its capital city?

From Quiz Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Port of Spain

Georgetown (Guyana), Kingston (Jamaica) and Havanna (Cuba) are also found in the Caribbean. Port of Spain was an important settlement during the Spanish colonial period, starting from the time when Christopher Columbus landed in Trinidad and renamed it after the Holy Trinity on his third voyage (31 July 1498). He also sighted Tobago, which he referred to as Bellaforma. Port of Spain is the second-largest city of Trinidad, behind the industrial center of San Fernando.

6. Like many Caribbean countries, Trinidad's economy was based on sugar (and later cacao) plantations during the 18th and 19th centuries. In the 20th century, what became the economic mainstay of Trinidad?

From Quiz Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: petroleum and petrochemicals

Trinidad and Tobago is one of the few Caribbean nations with an industrial economy, centered on the petrochemical industry. At the start of the 21st century, oil and gas accounted for nearly half of its Gross Domestic Product, and over three-quarters of its export income. In 1857, what is said to be the first successful oil well drilling in the world was accomplished at La Brea, Trinidad, striking oil at 280ft (85m). By 1907 major drilling was underway, with the accompanying infrastructure. Estimated oil and gas production in 2005 was 150,000 barrels per day with liquefied natural gas playing an increasingly important role.

7. The highest point in Trinidad and Tobago is a peak in the Northern Range of Trinidad which is 940m (3084ft) above sea level. What is the name of this peak?

From Quiz Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: El Cerro del Aripo

The Northern Range of Trinidad, which is actually part of the Andes Mountains, runs along the northern end of the island. Port of Spain is on the western end of the range. The Asa Wright Nature Centre in the Arima Valley is an important nature resort and scientific research station, known as one of the best birdwatching sites in the Caribbean. The Dragon's Mouth and the Serpent's Mouth are ocean passages between Trinidad and South America.

8. Which village of Trinidad and Tobago is known for its large Hindu Mandir, the Sisters Road Hindu Temple?

From Quiz Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Hardbargin

Hardbargin is located in the central section of the island of Trinidad, on the south foot of the Central Range mountain chain. Hardbargin lies approximately 30 miles (45 km) southeast of Port of Spain. The closest airport to Hardbargin is the Piarco International Airport, around 20 miles (30 km) away. The Triveni Mandir (that is, the Sisters Road Hindu Temple) was born from a cultural organisation which needed somewhere to operate from. A plot of land was donated by Roopnarine Singh; what became a beautiful Hindu Mandir started as a small wooden hut. Between 1970-74, the structure was expanded and the temple is now referred to as "Triveni." This new name is a reference to the sacred place in India where the three rivers, the Ganges, Jamuna and Saraswati converge, juxtaposed with the three local communities that originally made the temple possible, hailing from St. Julien, Dyers Village and Hardbargain. The Sisters Road Hindu Temple is meticulously and beautifully detailed, with large elephant sculptures, fountains and waterfalls adorning it. It has stained glass windows and works of art by local artists inside, against marble tiles. The Sisters Road Hindu Temple was completely rebuilt in 2001, being completed in 2003. Sadly, one of the temple's core founders, Roopnarine Singh, died two months before its completion in September 2003.

9. What is the climate of Trinidad and Tobago?

From Quiz Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Tropical, with a rainy season and a dry season

Well within the tropics, Trinidad and Tobago has a tropical climate with a rainy season from June to December. In Trinidad the annual mean temperature is 26C (79F), and the average maximum temperature is 34C (93F). The humidity is high, particularly during the rainy season, when it averages 85 to 87%. During the dry season, inland parts of Trinidad frequently suffer drought conditions.

10. In Independence Square in the south of Port of Spain, there are two skyscrapers over 300 feet (90 m) named after whom?

From Quiz Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Eric Williams

Eric Williams was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, serving under the first President of Trinidad and Tobago, Ellis Clarke, when the country gained independence from Britain in 1962. Williams is also particularly known for his first book "Capitalism and Slavery." The Eric Williams Plaza was completed in 1986, with construction starting around 1979. The two skyscrapers are known as the "Twin Towers" locally. The towers are designed to withstand earthquakes. Between 1993-1999 the Prime Minister's office was located here.

11. What is the name of the largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad, located where the Caroni River meets the Gulf of Paria?

From Quiz Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Caroni Swamp

The Caroni Swamp provides an important habitat for the Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber), one of the national birds of Trinidad and Tobago. It also has significant populations of herons, and is the only location in Trinidad to support a local subspecies of the Straight-Billed Woodcreeper. It is a roosting site for migrant Olivaceous Cormorants, and the edges of the swamp support crakes and bitterns.

12. To the north and south, which two rivers are located by the city of San Fernando, respectively?

From Quiz Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Guaracara and Oropouche

Located in the southwest of the country, San Fernando is one of the most populous places in Trinidad and Tobago. It is the birthplace of acclaimed British newsreader, Sir Trevor McDonald. The Guaracara River is around 20 miles (30 km) long, and drains into the Gulf of Paria, which is located between the island of Trinidad and Venezuela. It forms the northern border of San Fernando, and Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Regional Corporation, one of the country's nine regions. While the Guaracara is highly polluted, the north of the Oropouche River is purported to be one of the cleanest rivers on the island of Trinidad. Trinidad and Tobago's largest river is the Caroni River, which flows for 25 miles (40 km), and also drains into the Gulf of Paria.

13. On the island of Tobago, a sea cave exists in the town of Crown Point, and is named after which fictional character?

From Quiz Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Robinson Crusoe

Named "Crusoe Cave" since around 1890, Crusoe Cave is named after Robinson Crusoe, the main character of author Daniel Defoe's novel of the same name, published in 1719. Some say the novel itself is based on the island of Tobago, with Crusoe in the novel becoming shipwrecked near Trinidad. The limestone walls of the cave display fossils. Although the cave can be reached on foot, it is inadvisable to travel here during high tide as the cave fills up with sea water.

14. Located in Port of Spain and formerly named the "National Stadium," this stadium of Trinidad is named after which athlete of the country?

From Quiz Caribbean: All about Trinidad and Tobago

Answer: Hasely Crawford

Open to the public since 1982, what is now the Hasely Crawford Stadium was inaugurated the same year by then Prime Minister, George Chambers. In 1996, the then Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday, renamed the stadium the "Hasely Crawford Stadium" to commemorate the first Trinidadian who had ever won an Olympic gold medal. Hasely Crawford was born in 1950 in the city of San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. He was awarded the Trinity Cross, Trinidad and Tobago's highest and most prestigious award, for winning the 100m sprint in the 1976 Olympic Games. He was also declared Trinidad and Tobago's athlete of the millennium in 2000.

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