How Well Do You Know Caribbean Geography?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

When it comes to beautiful beaches, interesting historical sites, and friendly people, the Caribbean is the place to go. There are so many islands that, although can offer the same thing, are different because of the people who inhabit them. Do you think you've visited enough to name all these islands from a picture? Sharpen your geography skills and get ready to ace this quiz!

The Caribbean has groups of islands within the group that it is. Not only that, there are also stand alone islands like St. Lucia that are known for their twin peaks. Or Dominica, that is known to be a nature lover's dream. Or even Puerto Rico, that belongs in the Caribbean, but is actually apart of the United States. Regardless of the islands' background, they're all beautiful and have something special that makes them unique. Do you think you know enough about these islands to get all our questions correct? There's only one way to find out!

So if you think you're an expert on all things Caribbean, at least geographically, take this quiz! And even if you don't pass, which we know you will (fingers crossed), you'll at least get some inspiration as to where to travel to next. 

Located between Central America and the United States, Mexico's shores are washed by the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. The country boasts diverse culture, ancient ruins, and jungles.

Situated in the parish of St. Philip on the southeast coast of Barbados, Crane Beach is famous for its soft white 'hint of pink' sand, dramatic cliffs and coral reefs.

These three cascades are located on the Carbet River in the tropical rainforests of Guadeloupe. Due to its convenience, the middle fall is a popular attraction for visitors.

Famous for its twin peaks, Saint Lucia, referred to as the Helen of the West Indies, is the home of one of the world's only drive-in volcanos.

Buck Island Reef, simply referred to as Buck Island, is uninhabited and protected. It serves as a marine garden and is located near St. Croix.

Locally called Aba Wavine Cyrique, this waterfall is situated on the eastern coast of Dominica and drops 100 feet directly into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Queen Emma Bridge is a floating bridge that was built in 1888 and is used for both pedestrians and waterborne traffic, and is locally known as "Our Swinging Old Lady."

Located in the north sound of Grand Cayman, this shallow string of sandbars is a popular attraction for stingrays and tourists alike.

This popular Jamaican waterfall flows to the sea and is a popular tourist destination as it features a staircase climb alongside the falls and is surrounded by lush foliage.

Maundays Bay is a 1.4 mile-long beach located on the southwestern side of the island of Anguilla.

Tortola, the biggest island of the British Virgin Islands, has lots of historical architecture, including 18th-century museums, rum distilleries, botanical gardens, and old government houses.

Bonaire is one of the ABC islands located in the southern part of the Caribbean. It features rich marine life, as well as flora and fauna.

This Bahamian island is believed to have received its name from a shipwrecked shipment of rum. In 2015, there was a record 53 inhabitants on the island of Rum Cay.

This sandy stretch of land divides Barbuda Lagoon from the Caribbean Sea.

Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae music and legend, Bob Marley. The island has a mountainous terrain with lush rainforests and reef-lined beaches.

The island of Carriacou is part of Grenada. Its culture is influenced by a mix of enthralling history from the French, British and Africans.

As the first permanent European settlement, Hispaniola is the second-largest island in the Caribbean and is separated into the two sovereign nations, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

This small island is recognized for its colonial remnants, sandy beaches and popular attractions, like the Booby High Shoals, a diving site which shelters stingrays and sea turtles.

Officially known as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, it was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage and is now an unincorporated part of the United States.

After Columbus' death in Spain, his body was moved to Santo Domingo by the orders of his son, Diego. His tomb is now held aloft by four statues representing the four kingdoms of Spain.

Trinidad is the larger of two islands known as Trinidad and Tobago. It is the fifth-largest and one of the most prosperous islands in the Caribbean.

Providenciales, locally known as Provo, is the most populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the third largest in area.

These two mountainous volcanic plugs, located in St. Lucia, are named Gros Piton and Petit Piton. These iconic landmarks were dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

This Caribbean island was a prominent English center during the Atlantic slave trade until it was outlawed in 1807.

Bequia is the secon-largest island in the Grenadines and has a population of approximately 5,500. It is one of the few places in the world where whaling is still allowed.

Great Exuma is one of three islands called The Exumas. The capital of Great Exuma is George Town.

In the seventeenth century, Tortuga became the first big establishment of the Buccaneers and was a haven for pirates.

This is the smallest of the three Cayman Islands. Little Cayman has a population of approximately 170 and is mostly uninhabited.

St. Vincent is a volcanic island located in the Caribbean and was the last of the Windward Islands to gain its independence on October 27, 1979.

This Caribbean island is under communist rule. In 1959, Fidel Castro led a rebel army to victory, and held his regime together for nearly five decades.

Canouan is an island in the Grenadines. There are two schools on this small Grenadine Island, the Government Primary school and the independent Pelican School.

This is a snorkeling site located at Moliniere Bay, Grenada. These sculptures form artificial reefs and attract an array of marine life.

Martinique was colonized by France in 1635 and has subsequently remained in French possession. The economy is based on sugarcane and tourism.

Situated on the journey to the boiling lake, the Valley of Desolation is a valley consisting of sulfur springs, steaming vents, torrid mud pots and hot pools.

First cited in 1795, this cave was created by the erosion of limestone rocks and is ensued in stalagmites and stalactites.

It is the second-largest hot lake globally and is nestled in Dominica's UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

As the largest of the Cayman Islands, its people enjoy a standard of living comparable to that of Switzerland, mainly due to the island being a thriving offshore financial center.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on the island of St. Kitts. This fortress was built with slave labor and protected the coastline from sea attacks.

This land mass is nearly ten times the size of Washington D.C. in area and resembles a butterfly. The island remains dependent upon France for large subsidies and imports.

Chalk Sound, which is situated on the Turks and Caicos Islands, features a vastly picturesque natural lagoon with radiant turquoise water and numerous tiny rocky islands.

This is a beach area on the island of Virgin Gorda, which was formed by the erosion of granite into piles of boulders.

Known as the world's second-deepest saltwater blue hole, it spans 202 meters and has an entrance below sea level. Dean's Blue Hole is located in the Bahamas.

The Tanama River Cave is found while journeying down the Tanama River in Puerto Rico. It provides adventurers with panoramic views of caves, canyons, waterfalls, and slides.

As the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica is known for its 365 rivers and distinct culture. It is home to the indigenous Kalinago Indians, formerly known as the Caribs.

Situated in the northeastern part of Puerto Rico, this tropical rainforest consists of historical markings of the indigenous Taino tribe.

This submerged rock formation has caused debates over its exact origin and formation. It is located in North Bimini, an island in the Bahamas.

Old San Juan is joined to the island of Puerto Rico by three bridges and symbolizes the oldest settlement and colonial section of San Juan.

As one of the islands making up the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua is branded for having 365 sandy beaches with many tourist attractions such as Nelson's Dockyard.

In 1992, Pigeon Island was selected as a national landmark. It is considered a representation of St. Lucia's rich history and culture.

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