This list of questions has resulted from many years of collecting from many different sources. They have been transcribed several times. There are probably many typographical and some factual errors. Please do not hesitate to call such errors to the attention of the administrator for correction. Additionally, if you find any questions that are difficult to understand or are poorly worded, let the administrator know. If you feel any of the questions are outdated or of dubious value or if you have any suggestions for new questions to add to the list, submit them to the sponsor for next year. We will use this list as the basis for references. If you find mistakes, please use the numbers here as references.
NOTES: Most of the articles (a, an, the) and some other non-essential words have been removed as the first word in the answer. This is to allow more complete scrambling.
Answers must be given as shown on the list even if the answer to a given question might be correct. For example:
Question: Name the musical instrument similar to the xylophone.
Explanation: Even though both the vibraphone and the marimba are similar to the xylophone, only
‘marimba’ will be accepted as it is the answer given.
Anytime an answer includes two or more elements and the word ‘and’, then all elements must be given. For example:
Question: When was the Golden Age of Spanish literature?
Answer: Sixteenth and seventeenth centures.
Explanation: Both ‘sixteenth’ and ‘seventeenth’ must be mentioned.
Anytime an answer includes two or more elements and the word ‘or’ is used, then one of the elements given will be considered correct.
Question: What style of architecture can be seen in the Alhambra?
Answer: Moorish or Arabic.
Explanation: Either ‘Moorish’ or ‘Arabic’ will be acceptable.
Judges will have the right to accept slight variations in the answers. Judges also have the right to ask contestants to repeat an answer or to ask for more detail. The last answer given will be considered correct. Their decision on acceptance will be final.
Questions and answers in the color teal relate to proverbs and are new to this list.
Questions and answers in red may need further research.
What Nicaraguan leader did the Sandanista National Liberation front overthrow in 1979?
Anastasio Somoza Debayle
Name the former capital of Guatemala.
Guatemala has had two capitals. Name them.
Antigua and Guatemala
What were the two Indian tribes that Columbus and other explorers encountered in the Caribbean Islands?
Arawak and carib
“Dorado” one of Puerto Rico’s beautiful beaches lies on what body of water?
Who was the first Spanish explorer to cross the isthmus of Panama?
Which is Panama’s leading export? Oil, sugarcane or bananas
Who founded Santo Domingo?
Many Puerto Rican players of this sport have had successful careers in the USA. Name the sport.
Who was Roberto Clemente?
What country was formally known as British Honduras?
Which Central American country’s official language is English?
What color beans are generally used in Cuba?
What does a Guatemalan refer to with the word “patojo”?