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Geography Nature People and Culture Government and Economy History
100
What is the Caribbean Sea?
The sea that surrounds Jamaica.
100
What is the Homerus swallowtail?
largest butterfly in the Western Hemisphere
100
What is the area where 1/3 of all Jamaicans live?
Kingston, the capital
100
What are the most important industries in Jamaica? List all 3.
tourism, farming, mining
100
What is the name the Taino people gave to the island?
Xaymaca
200
What is the chain of Caribbean Islands that Jamaica is a part of?
The Greater Antilles
200
What is Jamaica's national bird?
streamertail hummingbird or "doctor bird"
200
What is the popular type of music in Jamaica?
reggae
200
What is the chief crop of Jamaica?
sugarcane
200
What is the name of the first European to visit Jamaica in 1494?
Christopher Columbus
300
What is the area that is popular with tourists?
coastal beach
300
What it the reason the American crocodile, manatee, and iguana are rare in Jamaica?
They were hunted for meat and hides.
300
What is 90% of the population?
African descendants
300
What is a valuable mineral in Jamaica that provides 1/2 of all Jamaica's export earnings?
bauxite
300
What is the year that Jamaica became independent?
1962
400
What is the area that is popular with tourists?
coastal beach
400
What is the vervain?
world's second smallest bird
400
What is the popular type of music in Jamaica?
reggae or "ragged music"
400
What is another key agricultural product?
Name one of the following: bananas, coffee, pimento, and yams
400
What is the year that slavery was finally abolished?
1838
500
What is the name of the two tectonic plates that collided 25 million years ago to form Jamaica?
North American and Caribbean
500
What is the reason that the American crocodile, manatee, and iguana are rare?
They were hunted for meat and hides.
500
What is one type of religion in Jamaica?
Name one of the four: Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam.
500
What is a valuable mineral in Jamaica that provides 1/2 of all Jamaica's export earnings?
bauxite
500
What is the year that Jamaica became independent?
1962






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