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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Mauritius Quiz

See if you can answer these MAURITIUS-related quiz questions without the help of literary resources and the Internet. Answers are provided at the end...good luck!

1)      Which of the following is not a town or city in Mauritius?
A — Pamplemousses
B — Port Louis
C — Terre Haute

2)      According to 2012 data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (↗) website, what percentage of Research and Development (R&D) employees are women?
A — 10%
B — 25%
C — 40%
D — 74%

3)      According to 2015 data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (↗) website, what is Mauritius' literacy rate — percent of people who can read and write — among children and young adults who are 15 to 24 years old?
A — 98.72%
B — 55.47%
C — 77.51%
D — 68.98%

4)      "You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven was copied after Mauritius." This quote can be attributed to which 19th-century American author and publisher?
A — Bernie Babcock
B — Mark Twain
C — Walt Whitman
D — James Grant Wilson

5)      Located on a peninsula in the southwestern part of Mauritius island, the UNESCO-inscribed Le Morne Cultural Landscape (↗) features rugged terrain, steep cliffs, and deep forests. What kinds of people favored this area to escape to a tranquil, sparsely-populated place?
A — artists and authors
B — escaped inmates
C — biologists
D — runaway slaves

Question 1:
C . . . . . Terre Haute

Question 2:
C . . . . . 40% (40 percent)

Question 3:
A . . . . . 98.72

Question 4:
B . . . . . Mark Twain

Question 5:
D . . . . . runaway slaves

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