Quiz: How well do you know Curacao?

Quiz: How well do you know Curacao?

Take This Fun Quiz and Find Out…

  1. What is the approximate population of Curacao?
    A) 90,000
    B) 150,000
    C) 220,000
    D) 300,000
  2. What is the largest national park on Curacao that is known for its rugged terrain, hiking trails, and diverse flora and fauna?
    A) Shete Boka National Park
    B) Christoffel National Park
    C) Jan Thiel National Park
    D) Willemstad National Park
  3. Curacao is part of the ABC islands. What do the initials “ABC” stand for?
    A) Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao
    B) Atlantic, Bermuda, Caribbean
    C) Antigua, Barbuda, Cuba
    D) Aruba, Barbados, Curacao
  4. What neighborhoods are part of the capital city of Curacao?
    A) Scharloo
    B) Punda
    C) Pietermaai
    D) All of the above
  5. What is a traditional local cornmeal-based from Curacao?
    A) Keshi Yena
    B) Stoba
    C) Funchi
    D) Pastechi
  6. What is one of the main attractions on Klein Curacao?
    A) Historic lighthouse
    B) Extinct volcano
    C) Ancient cave
    D) Coral reef
  7. What is the official language of Curacao?
    A) Dutch
    B) Papiamentu
    C) English
    D) Portuguese
  8. Curacao is home to several species of sea turtles. Which sea turtle species is commonly found nesting on its beaches?
    A) Loggerhead Turtle
    B) Leatherback Turtle
    C) Hawksbill Turtle
    D) Green Turtle
  9. Which marine activity is popular on Curacao due to its clear waters?
    A) Kitesurfing
    B) Scuba diving
    C) Surfing
    D) Water skiing
  10. Curacao is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. What is the status of Curacao within this kingdom?
    A) Autonomous country
    B) Province
    C) Overseas territory
    D) Republic
  11. What is the name of the historical fort that overlooks Willemstad and offers panoramic views of the island?
    A) Fort Nassau
    B) Fort Amsterdam
    C) Fort Beekenburg
    D) Fort Waakzaamheid
  12. Which iconic bridge in Willemstad connects the Punda and Otrobanda districts and swings open to allow ships to pass through?
    A) Queen Emma Bridge
    B) Juliana Bridge
    C) Wilhelmina Bridge
    D) Princess Beatrix Bridge

 

Answers

1: B) 150,000 – The exact amount in 2023 was 153.946 inhabitants.

2: B) Christoffel National Park – Christoffel National Park on Curacao covers approximately 4,446 hectares, which is equivalent to about 44.46 square kilometers.

3: A) Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao – The islands are located outside the hurricane belt which means they are rarely affected by tropical storms or hurricanes.

4: D) All of the above – Willemstad consists of four neighborhoods (Punda, Otrobanda, Pietermaai and Scharloo).

5: C) Funchi – The other options are also very common to eat on the island.

6: A) Historic lighthouse – This lighthouse, built in 1879, stands tall as a historic beacon and offers panoramic views of the island.

7: B) Papiamentu – Papiamentu is a creole language with influences from Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and African languages.

8: C) Hawksbill Turtle – The Hawksbill Turtle plays a vital role in preserving coral reefs by feeding on harmful sponges.

9: B) Scuba diving – The island boasts over 60 dive sites, making it a prime destination for divers seeking to explore diverse marine life, underwater caves, and colorful coral gardens.

10: A) Autonomous country – This means that while it is part of the Dutch Kingdom, it has a significant degree of self-governance and can make decisions about its internal affairs independently.

11: A) Fort Nassau – Fort Nassau not only provides panoramic views but also has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. It was originally built by the Dutch to protect the harbor of Willemstad.

12: A) Queen Emma Bridge – A pedestrian pontoon bridge also known as the “Swinging Old Lady” built in 1888.

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