Test your knowledge of Haiti, its past as a colony and how this affects the country today with this 15-question GCSE quiz.

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HIGH SCORES

Rank Name Score
1st ajb 30
2nd acb 30
3rd D T 30
4th AJS 30
5th LMH 30
6th LMF 30
7th C K 30
8th L.J 30
9th SMU 30
10th DJT 29

QUIZZES // Can Haiti throw off its historical chains?

Q1. Where is Haiti located?

West Africa

Hispaniola in the Caribbean

USA

An island in Asia

Q2. Who were the indigenous people in Haiti?

Spanish

French

Carib and Arawak

Slaves

Q3. What cash crops did the French start producing in Haiti?

Coffee and sugar

Wheat and maize

Coffee and tea

Oil palms

Q4. Why did the French bring slaves to Haiti?

The indigenous people didn’t work hard enough.

The indigenous people didn’t understand how to grow cash crops.

The indigenous people were too small and weak.

The indigenous people were nearly wiped out by disease and overwork.

Q5. When was Haiti declared independent?

1791

1804

1825

1915

Q6. In 1825 how much did the King of France demand be paid for him to recognize Haiti’s independence?

10 million francs

15 million francs

No – more than this!

150 million francs

Q7. When did Haiti pay off the loans it had taken out from French banks?

1804

1825

1947

1957

Q8. For how many years did the USA control Haiti?

9

19

29

39

Q9. Which family ruled Haiti from 1957 to 1986?

Aristide.

Louverture

Duvalier

Moise

Q10. Which natural hazards are at a high risk of occurring in Haiti?

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Tropical storms and tornadoes

Droughts and desertification

Earthquakes and tropical storms

Q11. What was the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010?

6.0

6.5

7.0

7.5

Q12. Which hurricane killed 500+ people in Haiti in 2016?

Jeanne

Matthew

Fay

Gustav

Q13. How much do researchers think it would cost to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti?

US$8.5 million

US$ 55 million

US$66 million

US$13 billion

Q14. When did cholera come to Haiti?

1804

1947

1990

2010

Q15. What does Kelman say creates disasters?

Humanity and society

Fault-lines and weather events

Poor people making bad decisions

Plate tectonics

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