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Costa Rica Facts

written by: Terox
 
How much do you know about this small Central American country.

Question 1:

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Which of these countries borders Costa Rica?
El Salvador
Guatemala
Nicaragua
Colombia


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Question 2:

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Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army.
False
True


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Question 3:


Who was the first European explorer to visit Costa Rica?
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Francisco Pizarro
Christopher Columbus
Hernan Cortez

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Why was Costa Rican President Oscar Arias awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987?
because he established the University for Peace
because he declared Costa Rica's neutrality in Central America's conflicts.
because he headed the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress
because of his peace plan for Central America and his role in ending the Nicaraguan civil war


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On January 1986, this Costa Rican became the first Hispanic-American in space.
Ellen Ochoa
Sidney Gutierrez
Michael Lopez-Alegria
Franklin Chang-Diaz


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Question 6:


Which of these animals cannot be found in Costa Rica?
Giant Armadillo
Coyote
Jaguar
Manatee

Question 7:


In 2007, Gaston Fournier was selected to be artistic coordinator in this famous Opera House.
Opera Garnier in Paris
Royal Opera House in London
Metropolitan Opera House in New York
La Scala in Milan

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The Costa Rican flag was inspired by the French flag. According to the Costa Rican national anthem, what do its colors symbolize?
Blue sky, white clouds and red for volcano's fire
Blue sky, white for peace and red for war
Blue sky, white for peace and red for hard work
Blue water, white sand and red tropical fruits


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Question 9:


In 2006, Costa Rica was the second exporter in the world of what crop?
olives
bananas
apples
oranges

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In 1998, Costa Rican saxophonist Geovanny Escalante set a world record for a musician holding a single note. How long did the then 24-year-old artist hold a steady 'A'?
43 minutes
62 minutes
90 minutes
35 minutes


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