Hola my friends. We’re taking a little trip this week for episode 232 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. This week, we’ve got Puerto Rico Trivia for your education and enjoyment.
I’ve got thirty questions about the territory’s history, geography, and famous people. You can also check out all 50 US states and Washington DC in our Season Four episodes.
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Hola my friends. We’re taking a little trip this week for episode 232 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and this week, we’ve got Puerto Rico Trivia.
I’ve got thirty questions about the territory’s history, geography, and famous people. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. You can also check out all 50 US states and Washington DC in our Season Four episodes.
Good luck and let’s get going.
The Dorky Round
- What is the dominant language of Puerto Rico?
a. Spanish. Over 94% of Puerto Ricans speak it.
- What is the postal abbreviation for Puerto Rico?
- Already a huge star in Latin America, what Puerto Rican singer made a splash in America with Livin’ La Vida Loca?
a. Ricky Martin
- What actor, from Puerto Rico, starred as Gomez Addams and had his final film role in Street Fighter?
a. Raul Julia
- What is the closest US state to Puerto Rico?
- What is the only active professional sport in Puerto Rico?
- What does Puerto Rico translate to in English?
a. Rich Port
- The Treaty of Paris ceded control of Puerto Rico (and other territories) to the US from what nation?
a. Spain. The treaty marked the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898
- What explorer landed in Puerto Rico on November 19, 493?
a. Christopher Columbus. What followed was forced labor and an outbreak of European diseases upon the native population.
- What musical from 1957 retold Romeo & Juliet using white and Puerto Rican gangs in New York City?
a. West Side Story
The Geeky Round
- What is the capital of Puerto Rico?
a. San Juan. It’s also the largest city on the island.
- Born in Río Piedras, what actor made his feature debut in Space Camp and won an Oscar for his portrayal of aspiring comedian, Arthur Fleck?
a. Joaquin Phoenix
- What Puerto Rican actor starred in movies like Traffic, Sicario, and plays The Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
a. Benicio del Toro
- What actress played Anita in the 1961 version of West Side Story and Valentina in the remake 60 years later?
a. Rita Moreno
- Located in San Juan, who owns the largest rum distillery in the world?
- What 2017 storm killed nearly 3000 Puerto Ricans?
a. Hurricane Maria
- Speaking of Hurricane Maria, then-President Trump suggested swapping Puerto Rico for what territory after the disaster?
- How many votes does Puerto Rico have in Congress?
a. None. They have a non-voting representative. They also have no Electoral College votes.
- Until it’s collapse in 2020 the largest aperture telescope was located near what Puerto Rican city?
a. Arecibo. It was featured in the finale of Goldeneye.
- Of the seventeen lakes on Puerto Rico, how many are naturally occurring?
a. None. All seventeen lakes are man-made.
The Nerdy Round
- After playing 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who was the first Latin American player enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
a. Roberto Clemente
- What is the second-largest city in Puerto Rico?
a. Bayamón. It’s about half the size of San Juan.
- The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (usually called the Jones Act) prohibits foreign ships from cabotage in the US. What is cabotage?
a. The transport of people or goods between two ports in the same country. It’s one of the main reasons the cost of living is so high in Puerto Rico.
- If Puerto Rico became a state, where would it rank in population?
a. 29th. It would be just after Oklahoma and before Connecticut.
- What is the official nickname of Puerto Rico?
a. Isla del Encanto or Island of Enchantment
- If you hopped into a boat and sailed due West from Puerto Rico, what country would you reach?
a. Dominican Republic
- Of the 143 islands that make up Puerto Rico, how many are inhabited?
a. Only three are inhabited.
- What US Territory is East and Southeast from Puerto Rico?
a. The US Virgin Islands
- Before being invaded by Europeans, what native tribe called Puerto Rico home?
a. The Taíno Indians
- What is the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest service?
a. El Yunque National Forest
And that’s it for Puerto Rico Trivia. I hope you had fun and/or learned something about the territory.
This episode is a bit of an apology to the nice people of Puerto Rico. I had intended to include them with the Washington DC episode last year. Time got away from me, and I had way too many DC questions. So, I resolved to give Puerto Rico its own spotlight, albeit a little late.
Puerto Ricans are every bit as much US citizens and those of us in the states. If you’d like to learn more about them, I’ll include links on DorkyGeekyNerdy.com, including information about the Jones Act. It’s a bit of old school protectionism that should be revisited in the 21st century.
I’ll be back here next week with another episode. Here’s a clue:
What Marvel character is sometimes known as “the man without fear”?
More comic book character trivia. And it’s one with a new series coming to Disney+. See you back here next Wednesday.
This was episode 232 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast.
The theme music is by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This podcast is written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. See what else I’m getting up to at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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