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Quiz about Costa Rica History
Quiz about Costa Rica History

Costa Rica History Trivia Quiz


Let's see how much you know about this cozy little country's history! If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend visiting it! Have fun and good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by jillfreddy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
jillfreddy
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
89,143
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1156
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Question 1 of 10
1. What is the capital of Costa Rica? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the name of the Costa Rican Army? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Who was the first European explorer to make landfall at Costa Rica?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Question 4 of 10
4. What country lies north of Costa Rica? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. When was Costa Rica discovered by Europeans? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What does Costa Rica mean in English?

Answer: (two words)
Question 7 of 10
7. What language do Costa Ricans speak?

Answer: ( one word)
Question 8 of 10
8. Costa Rica was declared independent of Spain in what year? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Costa Rica is the country of many small exports, which grouping is from there? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. How much tax would a local Costa Rican have to pay on a brand new automobile? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the capital of Costa Rica?

Answer: San José

San José is the largest city in Costa Rica.
2. What is the name of the Costa Rican Army?

Answer: None of these

Costa Rica does not have an army. It was abolished in 1949.
3. Who was the first European explorer to make landfall at Costa Rica?

Answer: Christopher Columbus

Costa Rica was discovered on his fourth and final voyage to the "New World".
4. What country lies north of Costa Rica?

Answer: Nicaragua

Costa Rica only borders two countries. They are Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south.
5. When was Costa Rica discovered by Europeans?

Answer: September 18, 1502

The Spaniards were never able to subdue the natives, though.
6. What does Costa Rica mean in English?

Answer: Rich Coast

The Spaniards were so impressed by gold ornaments displayed by the natives that they decided it was the richest coast they had encountered.
7. What language do Costa Ricans speak?

Answer: Spanish

Their language evolved from the Spaniards. When visiting Costa Rica, one will notice they use a dialect similar to Spain.
8. Costa Rica was declared independent of Spain in what year?

Answer: 1821

The separation from Spain was peaceful.
9. Costa Rica is the country of many small exports, which grouping is from there?

Answer: coffee, heart of palm and ornamental ferns

Costa Rican's economics have relied on their many small exports. Then five years ago, Intel put a manufacturing plant in the heart of the country.
10. How much tax would a local Costa Rican have to pay on a brand new automobile?

Answer: 100%

That's right! That means a car costing $20k would actually cost you $40k (unless you were to import it if you moved there).
Source: Author jillfreddy

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