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1. Which female poet and novelist wrote the novel "The Inhabited Woman" and the autobiography "The Country Under My Skin"? The latter tells of her involvement in the Sandinista resistance movement in the 1970s.
2. Nicaragua's national sport is baseball. The National Stadium in Managua is named after Dennis Martinez, who became the first Nicaraguan to play Major League Baseball. Whilst playing for the Montreal Expos, he was the first person born outside of the United States to do what?
3. People flying into Managua will probably find that they land at Augusto C. Sandino airport. Sandino is seen by many as a national hero, and was a resistance fighter in the 1920s and 1930s. What happened to him in 1934?
4. In the 1996 Olympics, Managuan born Claudia Poll took the gold medal in the women's 200m freestyle swimming event. Unfortunately for Nicaragua, she was representing which other nation?
5. Poetry is a major feature of Nicaraguan culture. What is the name of the internationally renowned poet who is seen as an initiator of the 'modernismo' movement in Spanish-American literature?
6. Barbara Carrera is an actress who earned a Golden Globe nomination when she took on the role of Fatima Blush. In which 1983 Bond movie was this?
7. The Somoza dynasty ruled Nicaragua from 1936 to 1979. The first member to rule the country was Anastasio Somoza Garcia. In 1956 he was shot by the poet Rigoberto Lopez Perez, and subsequently died a few days later. In which Nicaraguan city did the shooting take place?
8. An entrepreneur who came to prominence in Houston, Texas, Michael Cordua has received several awards and critical acclaim for his work. What type of establishments does he run?
9. Bianca Perez-Mora Macias was born in Managua in 1945. Bianca is more famous by another surname which was taken from the person that she married in 1971. Who was this musician?
10. A prominent figure in the Nicaraguan revolution of the 1970s, this man became President of Nicaragua in 1985 representing the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). Despite losing power to Violeta Chamorro in 1990, he returned in 2007 for a second spell as President, again representing the FSLN. Who was this?
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