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Jamaica Quiz

Trivia Questions

  1. Name the national capital of Jamaica?
  2. Who first sighted the island in 1494, and called it Santiago?
  3. Jamaica became independent from the United Kingdom in which decade?
  4. Jamaica is an island country in which sea?
  5. Which religion developed in Jamaica during the 1930s?

  6. What is the national drink of Jamaica?
  7. Who visited Jamaica on 21 April 1966, with approximately one hundred thousand poeple from all over the country descending on the airport to greet him?
  8. Name the ground which is the only Test cricket ground in Jamaica?
  9. Which city was officially named Jamaica's second city in 1981?
  10. How many Olympic gold medals has Usain St. Leo Bolt won?
  11. Which animals, which feed on snakes and rats, have become widespread since they were introduced in 1872?
  12. Which Bob Marley song has been featured in Jamaica Tourist Board television advertisements since 1994?
  13. Jamaican Patois is the national language of Jamaica - linguists call it Jamaican what?
  14. The Jamaican flag consists of a gold saltire, which divides the flag into four sections consisting of which two colours?
  15. Which mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica?
  16. Which music genre originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s?
  17. What name is given to the grouping of the larger islands in the Caribbean Sea, including Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands?
  18. In 1988, Jamaica participated in the Calgary Winter Olympics in which event?
  19. Which style of cooking, in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture, is native to Jamaica?
  20. What is the national fruit of Jamaica, which is also prepared with salted codfish to make the Jamaican national dish?
  21. Goldeneye was the original name of which novelist's estate on the northern coastline of Jamaica?
  22. A statue of which political activist stands in Saint Ann's Bay, the town where he was born?


  1. Kingston
  2. Christopher Columbus
  3. 1960s (1962)
  4. Caribbean Sea
  5. Rastafari, or Rastafarianism
  6. Rum or rum punch
  7. Haile Selassie
  8. Sabina Park
  9. Montego Bay
  10. 8 medals
  11. Mongooses
  12. One Love
  13. Jamaican Creole
  14. Green and black
  15. The Blue Mountains
  16. Reggae
  17. The Greater Antilles
  18. Bobsleigh
  19. Jerk
  20. Ackee
  21. Ian Flemming's
  22. Marcus Garvey