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Quiz about Calypso Country  Trinidad and Tobago
Quiz about Calypso Country  Trinidad and Tobago

Calypso Country - Trinidad and Tobago Quiz


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.

A multiple-choice quiz by looney_tunes. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
looney_tunes
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
324,496
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
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? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. With which of the following countries does Trinidad and Tobago NOT have a maritime boundary? Hint


Question 3 of 10
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? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 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? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The name of the largest settlement on the island of Tobago always reminds me of a Simon and Garfunkel song with a chorus that went "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme". What was the name of the fair in the title of that song, which is also the name of Tobago's largest town? Hint


Question 6 of 10
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? Hint


Question 7 of 10
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? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the climate of Trinidad and Tobago? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What is the name of the largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad, located where the Caroni River meets the Gulf of Paria? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The coat of arms of Trinidad and Tobago features three local birds. Which of the following is NOT seen on the coat of arms? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
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?

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. With which of the following countries does Trinidad and Tobago NOT have a maritime boundary?

Answer: Brazil

Trinidad and Tobago has maritime boundaries with a number of other nations, including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. In 1990, Trinidad and Tobago signed a maritime treaty with Venezuela that allocated ocean territory claimed by Barbados to Trinidad and Tobago.

In 2004, Barbados took the dispute to binding arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. On 11 April 2006, the boundary was set approximately midway between the two countries.
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?

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. 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?

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.
5. The name of the largest settlement on the island of Tobago always reminds me of a Simon and Garfunkel song with a chorus that went "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme". What was the name of the fair in the title of that song, which is also the name of Tobago's largest town?

Answer: Scarborough

Scarborough, the capital of and largest town on Tobago, has about one third of the island's population. It is connected to Port of Spain by a fast ferry service. Crown Point is the site of the only airport on Tobago. Speyside is a popular diving site, with some of the best coral reefs on the island of Tobago.

The popular tourist destination of Pirate's Bay is a 20 minute walk from Charlotteville.
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?

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?

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

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.
10. The coat of arms of Trinidad and Tobago features three local birds. Which of the following is NOT seen on the coat of arms?

Answer: Baltimore Oriole

The Scarlet ibis and the Cocrico are the national birds of Trinidad and Tobago, respectively. They support a shield with two hummingbirds as part of its design. Trinidad is sometimes referred to as the 'Land of the Hummingbird' because more than fifteen different species of hummingbird have been recorded there.

Some historians believe that the Amerindian name for Trinidad meant 'Land of the Hummingbird'.
Source: Author looney_tunes

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