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Friday, February 17, 2017

Colombia Quiz

GeoFact of the Day Country Quiz

See if you can answer these questions pertaining to COLOMBIA without the help of literary resources and the Internet. Answers are provided at the end...good luck!

1)      Which small island has a population density of over 100,000 people per sq. km?
A — Santa Cruz Islet
B — Tintipán
C — Múcura
D — Tierra Bomba

2)      Colombia produces about 60% of the world's supply of which gemstones?
A — ametrines
B — emeralds
C — sapphires
D — topaz

3)      Colombia is known for having the world's highest number of endemic species and also for housing a relatively high percentage of the world's species. What percent of the world's animal and plant species can be found in Colombia?
A — 7%
B — 10%
C — 22%

4)      Los Katíos national park, Cartagena's fortresses and port, and San Agustín archaeological park are three of Colombia's eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Which of the following is not a UNESCO place in Colombia?
A — Santa Cruz de Mompox historic center
B — Qhapaq Ñan (Andean Road System)
C — Coffee Cultural Landscape
D — Fray Bentos industrial landscape

5)      True or false: Medellín boasts a gondola lift system as a form of transportation, connecting the rapidly developing impoverished areas with the downtown.
A — True
B — False

Question 1:
A . . . . . Santa Cruz Islet

Question 2:
B . . . . . emeralds

Question 3:
B . . . . . 10%

Question 4:
D . . . . . Fray Bentos industrial landscape — located in URUGUAY, not Colombia

Question 5:
A . . . . . True

So, how did you do? Thanks for taking this quiz!

Background image: National Geographic Mapmaker Interactive map of Colombia

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