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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Panama Quiz


Map of Panama — from National Geographic MapMaker Interactive

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

1)      (Completely) true or (partially) false: In 1983, Panama issued a scallop-edged 500 Balboas gold coin featuring a butterfly. Mint-condition and proof (mirror-like) examples of these coins have resale values between $1,250–2,250 (US).
A — True
B — False

2)      A summit from which a person could rarely view both the Caribbean Sea (north) and Pacific Ocean (south), the Volcán Barú stratovolcano is Panama’s tallest peak. The neighboring country located 35 km and 22 mi west of the stratovolcano is ____________________.
A — COLOMBIA
B — NICARAGUA
C — COSTA RICA

3)      Which of the following is not a gulf adjoining the northern or southern coastline?
A — Golfo de Chiriquí
B — Golfo de Cañazas
C — Golfo de los Mosquitos

4)      Featuring one of the world’s only forests with square-trunked trees, the Valley of Square Trees is located near what town or city?
A — San Felix
B — Changuinola
C — El Valle

5)      In what year did Panama gain control of the Panama Canal from the UNITED STATES as scheduled in the Torrijos-Carter Treaties?
A — 1999
B — 1985
C — 2004


















ANSWERS
Question 1:
A . . . . . True — visit my Money & Geography odd-shaped coins page (↗) for a comprehensive list of coins shaped like countries, squares, triangles, numbers, etc.

Question 2:
C . . . . . Costa Rica

Question 3:
B . . . . . Golfo de Cañazas

Question 4:
C . . . . . El Valle

Question 5:
A . . . . . 1999

So, how did you do? Thanks for taking this quiz! Map image is credited to National Geographic's Mapmaker Interactive (↗)

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