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Knowledge test: Knowledge test: Costa Rica

by Julia Großmann
Which two oceans wash around Costa Rica? What does the name of the country actually mean and how many active volcanoes is Costa Rica still home to today? Test your knowledge!

The answers to the questions can be found below.

Question 1 of 10
Which European discovered Central America in 1502?

a) Christopher Columbus

b) Dirk Hartog

c) Marco Polo

Question 2 of 10
What does Costa Rica mean translated?

a) Rhenish coast

b) Rich coast

c) Coast of Rarities

Question 3 of 10
Which natural product is the Costa Rican export hit?

a) coffee

b) sugar

c) banana

Question 4 of 10
How many active volcanoes are there in Costa Rica?

a) Four

b) Seven

c) Eleven

Question 5 of 10
Which bird is unofficially the symbol of the country?

a) Toucan

b) hummingbird

c) peacock

Question 6 of 10
What seas is surrounding Costa Rica?

a) Pacific and Atlantic

b) Indian Ocean and Caribbean Sea

c) Atlantic and Indian Ocean

Question 7 of 10
Africa has the "Big Five" in Costa Rica the "Little Five" live. Which are they?

a) Jaguar, toucan, turtle, hippopotamus, viper

b) Leopard, gorilla, jaguar, toucan, viper

c) Jaguar, quetzal, leatherback turtle, harpy, tapir

Question 8 of 10
Costa Rica is not much bigger than ...?

a) Luxembourg

b) Lower Saxony

c) Austria

Question 9 of 10
Costa Rica is home to more bird species than the United States and Canada combined. How many species of birds do Costa Rica call home?

a) 430

b) 670

c) 850

Question 10 of 10
What are the people of Costa Rica called?

a) Ricos and Ricas

b) Costos and Costas

c) Ticos and Ticas

Attention resolution!

Here are the answers to the review:

Question 1 of 10
Which European discovered Central America in 1502?

a) Christopher Columbus ✔️

b) Dirk Hartog ❌

c) Marco Polo ❌

On his fourth and final voyage of discovery into the "new world", Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the Central American coast. Dirk Hartog is considered to be the discoverer of Australia, and Marco Polo mainly traveled to Asia.

Question 2 of 10
What does Costa Rica mean translated?

a) Rhenish coast ❌

b) Rich coast ✔️

c) Coast of Rarities ❌

Twenty years after Christopher Columbus was the first European to land on the Central American coast, the Spanish explorer Gil González Dávila followed. The locals greeted him with so many gifts of gold that he was convinced that the coast must be a "rich coast". In Spanish: Costa Rica.

Question 3 of 10
Which natural product is the Costa Rican export hit?

a) coffee ❌

b) sugar ❌

c) banana ✔️

All three products are grown in Costa Rica and are known export goods, but the banana is still the country's most important agricultural product. In 2011 alone, 1,900,000 tons of bananas were exported.

Question 4 of 10
How many active volcanoes are there in Costa Rica?

a) Four ❌

b) Seven ✔️

c) Eleven ❌

There are a total of around 70 volcanoes in Costa Rica, seven of which are still active. The Arenál is the youngest and most famous volcano in the country. Its last major outbreak was in 1988.

Question 5 of 10
Which bird is unofficially the symbol of the country?

a) Toucan ✔️

b) hummingbird ❌

c) peacock ❌

The toucan is the most famous bird in Costa Rica, along with the macaw and the quetzal. Since the birds are not afraid of people and tourists often discover them on a walk through the rainforests, they have become a symbol of the biodiversity of Costa Rica.

Question 6 of 10
What seas is surrounding Costa Rica?

a) Pacific and Atlantic ✔️

b) Indian Ocean and Caribbean Sea ❌

c) Atlantic and Indian Ocean ❌

Costa Rica is a narrow stretch of land with two oceans rushing along its coasts. In the west of the country, the South Pacific attracts surfers in particular and in the east the Atlantic invites you to swim. Here the Atlantic is also known as the Caribbean Sea.

Question 7 of 10
Africa has the "Big Five" in Costa Rica the "Little Five" live. Which are they?

a) Jaguar, toucan, turtle, hippopotamus, viper ❌

b) Leopard, gorilla, jaguar, toucan, viper ❌

c) Jaguar, quetzal, leatherback turtle, harpy, tapir ✔️

The "Little Five" show how many extremely rare species feel comfortable in Costa Rica. The name denotes the jaguar, the quetzal bird, the leatherback turtle, the harpy bird of prey and the pig-like tapirs.

Question 8 of 10
Costa Rica is not much bigger than ...?

a) Luxembourg ❌

b) Lower Saxony ✔️

c) Austria ❌

With an area of ​​only 51,100 square kilometers, Costa Rica is only slightly larger than the state of Lower Saxony.

Question 9 of 10
Costa Rica is home to more bird species than the United States and Canada combined. How many species of birds do Costa Rica call home?

a) 430 ❌

b) 670 ❌

c) 850 ✔️

The country's many rainforests, as well as the volcanic landscapes and stretches of coast, form the perfect habitat for around 850 species of birds. 600 of them can always be found here and the remaining species occur seasonally.

Question 10 of 10
What are the people of Costa Rica called?

a) Ricos and Ricas ❌

b) Costos and Costas ❌

c) Ticos and Ticas ✔️

The residents of Costa Rica refer to themselves as Ticos (feminine form Ticas). It is the abbreviation of the Spanish word for smaller siblings "Hermanitico" and is perceived as a friendly and respectful description of the residents among each other.

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