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How Much Do You Know About Puerto Rico?

In the past year, we have heard a lot about the economic and political crisis of Puerto Rico, an island in the caribbean small enough to cause people to wonder if it's really a country. Yes, it is. Now, let's see how much you really know about Puerto Rico.

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  1. Is Puerto Rico a territory of the United States or Spain?

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    United States
    Spain
    Both
    None
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    United States

    Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America.

    United States
    Via galiciaenpuertorico.blogpost.com
  2. Which one of these is the Puerto Rican flag?

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    Blue triangle, white star, red stripes

    The Puerto Rican flag was actually modeled similar to the Cuban because of the relationship that the two countries had during the fight for independence from Spain.

    Blue triangle, white star, red stripes
    Via nbcnews.com
  3. How many citizenships do Puerto Ricans have?

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    1
    2
    3
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1

    There is no such thing as a Puerto Rican citizenship. Puerto Ricans are American citizens.

    1
    Via wikipedia.org
  4. Where is Puerto Rico located?

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    The Pacific Ocean
    The Caribbean
    The Mediterranean
    Polynesia
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    Wrong!

    The Caribbean

    Puerto Rico is one of the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean.

    The Caribbean
    Via worldatlas.com
  5. What is Puerto Rico's first official language?

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    Spanish
    French
    English
    Portuguese
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Español

    Puerto Rico's first official language is Spanish, followed by English as its second language.

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    Via popaesthete.com
  6. What's the capital of Puerto Rico?

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    Santiago
    San José
    San Diego
    San Juan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    San Juan

    San Juan was actually the name of the whole island, and Puerto Rico was the name of the capital. They got switched as traders referred to the whole island as Puerto Rico.

    San Juan
    Via azamaraclubcruises.com
  7. What is the currency of Puerto Rico?

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    Puerto Rican Pesos
    US Dollars
    Euros
    Dominican Pesos
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    US Dollars

    Puerto Rico uses US currency since they became part of the United States in 1898.

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    Via cockbarf.tumblr.com
  8. What is the name of Puerto Rico's Tropical Rainforest?

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    El Bosque Nacional de Río Grande
    El Yunque
    La Cordillera Central
    El Sibuco
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    El Yunque

    El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System.

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    Via 2backpackers.com
  9. Which of these female artists is Puerto Rican?

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    Selena
    Jennifer López
    Shakira
    Jenni Rivera
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jennifer López

    J Lo was born in New York, but both her parents are Puerto Rican.

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    Via beyondbeautifuljlo.com
  10. Which of these male artists is NOT Puerto Rican?

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    Daddy Yankee
    Marc Anthony
    Ricky Martin
    Pitbull
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pitbull

    Pitbull, of Cuban descent, was born in Miami.

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    Via vevo.com
  11. Which of these boxers is from Puerto Rico?

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    Sergio Martínez
    Miguel Cotto
    Hugo César Chávez
    Óscar de la Hoya
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Miguel Cotto

    Cotto was undefeated until his 33rd match against Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito (who actually cheated).

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    Via thegameswelove.tumblr.com
  12. How many Miss Universe titles has Puerto Rico won?

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    1
    3
    5
    7
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    5

    The last Miss Universe from Puerto Rico was Zuleyka Rivera in 2006.

    5
    Via alchetron.com
  13. In what Olympics did Puerto Rico win its first gold medal?

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    Athens 2004
    Beijing 2008
    London 2012
    Rio 2016
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rio 2016

    Tennis player Mónica Puig won the first gold medal for Puerto Rico defeating German player Angelique Kerber.

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    Via americanexpress.tumblr.com
  14. Which of these is not danced in Puerto Rico?

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    Salsa
    Merengue
    Tango
    Reguetón
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tango

    Tango is mostly danced in the countries surrounding the Río de la Plata in South America.

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    Via foxconnect.com
  15. Which one of these rums is NOT made in Puerto Rico?

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    Bacardi
    Palo Viejo
    Ron Barceló
    Don Q
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ron Barceló

    Barceló is a Dominican rum.

    Ron Barceló
    Via orbitamagazine.com

How Much Do You Know About Puerto Rico?

You should do some research...

Expand your horizons. Become more cultured, and remember that Puerto Rico is not only nice beaches and a vacation destination.

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Good effort

You did pretty decent, but there's room for improvement.

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Respectable knowledge

You are cultured enough to take a vacation to the island!

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Are you Puerto Rican?!

If you are not Puerto Rican, borrow some "maracas", and go celebrate on the next Puerto Rican Day Parade!

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