Obama visits Puerto Rico: a quiz to test how well you know it

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President Obama travels to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 14, the first time a sitting US president has visited the territory since 1961. In honor of Mr. Obama’s Puerto Rico visit, test your knowledge of the island with this quiz.

Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Guillermo Fortuno supports which of the following?

Puerto Rico becoming the 51 state

 

Puerto Rico becoming its own country

 

Puerto Rico remaining a territory

 

Puerto Rico forming a new country with the Dominican Republic

 

When did the US first occupy Puerto Rico?

1848, at the end of the Mexican-American War

 

1919, at the end of World War I

 

1898, at the end of the Spanish-American War

 

1959, after the Cuban Revolution

 

How many people live there?

800,000

 

1.5 million

 

3.7 million

 

10.2 million

 

Puerto Rico is closest to which US state?

Florida

 

Hawaii

 

Texas

 

Louisiana

 

Which explorer made Puerto Rico known to the European world?

Ferdinand Magellan

 

William Clark

 

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado

 

Christopher Columbus

 

Puerto Ricans do all of the following, EXCEPT:

Vote for president of the United States

 

Elect their own governor

 

Enjoy US citizenship status

 

Send a non-voting delegate to the US House of Representatives

 

About 2 million Puerto Ricans have migrated to the United States, most of whom live in which US city?

New York City

 

Orlando, Fla.

 

Los Angeles

 

New Orleans

 

Until the 1940s, what product dominated the Puerto Rican economy?

Cotton

 

Tobacco

 

Sugar

 

Corn

 

What are the colors of the Puerto Rican flag?

Green, black, and red

 

Red, blue, and yellow

 

White, black, and red

 

Blue, red, and white

 

What religion do most Puerto Ricans practice?

Islam

 

Roman Catholicism

 

Protestantism

 

Judaism