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Costa Rica Country Quiz

🇨🇷 Can you guess these facts about the country of Costa Rica?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: May 13, 2024
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First submittedAugust 31, 2019
Times taken21,922
Average score58.8%
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Capital city
San José
Official language
Spanish
Mean of "Costa Rica" in
the above language
Rich Coast
Sea to the east
Caribbean Sea
Bordering countries
Nicaragua
Panama
Official currency
Colón
Most active volcano
Arenal
Costa Rica abolished its
______ in 1948
Military
Costa Rica has been called the
"poster child" for this type
of tourism
Ecotourism
Hint
Answer
What Costa Rica planned to
become by 2021 (note: they didn't)
Carbon neutral
Slang term for a Costa Rican
Tico / Tica
River forming a large part of
the northern border
San Juan
Name any one of the four types of
monkeys found in Costa Rica
Capuchin | Howler |
Spider | Squirrel
Pacific island sometimes called
the southernmost point in
North America
Cocos Island
Dish consisting of rice and beans
served as breakfast
Gallo pinto
Nickname for the species of
basilisk which can run on water
Jesus Christ
lizard
21 Comments
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Level 87
May 31, 2020
I was evidently the 77th person to take this quiz, and every one of them had a perfect score! Good thing so many people are familiar with Costa Rica.
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Level 68
May 31, 2020
You were probably in the first few after it got reset, since QM changed it a little before featuring it, thus reseting the stats.
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Level 69
May 31, 2020
Good times. Great quiz. Thank you. Got 13. Tuanis. Pura Vida.
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Level 82
May 31, 2020
Given the fact Costa Rica just made same-sex marriage legal, my first guess was Gender Neutral. I have to say I am disappointed.
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Level 65
Jul 17, 2020
The guy who gave the lizard that nickname is a genius.
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Level 57
Oct 30, 2020
It's what he exclaimed when he saw it.
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Level 75
Sep 3, 2020
Arenal Volcano went dormant in 2010, only a few months before we had a chance to visit it.
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Level 75
Oct 3, 2020
I wondered if the name 'tico' came from the Daewoo Tico car that is used very widely as a cheap taxi in Peru (and maybe other nearby countries??) but apparently it's because Costa Ricans make the diminutive form by adding -tico/-tica. ¡Qué hermostico!
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Level 90
Oct 29, 2020
No questions about Isla Nublar or Isla Sorna?
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Level 76
Oct 29, 2020
after looking up the civil war and the events of 1948, it seems there were a lot of things abolished. accept leader, president, presidency, government, legislature?
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Level 81
Oct 29, 2020
Those things came back. Abolished means to put an end to something for ever.
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Level 75
Oct 29, 2020
If I remember right, Costa Rica has seven provinces/states - and four of their capitals are in metro San Jose. That's pretty unique.
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Level 82
Oct 30, 2020
Did this get updated? Thought I already took it but my points disappeared. And some of the questions look unfamiliar now.
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Level 34
Nov 24, 2020
Yes kalba, it did
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Level 72
Feb 21, 2021
That lizard’s name sums up my thoughts when I read half of these questions! Lol

That is one ruddy tough quiz. A third of the questions I couldn’t even guess at. Bizarrely enough, in Britain we don’t have a slang term for a Costa Rican!

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Level 58
Mar 4, 2022
Good quiz! Perfect mix of easy and difficult questions for someone who isn't familiar with the country, or someone that's not from there. Just how I like it.
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Level 81
Oct 29, 2022
"Most active volcano" is a bit of a poorly defined concept. Several other Costa Rican volcanoes have been more active that Arenal during the 20th century. If you were to ask "volcano that erupted continuously for 42 years until 2010", that would be indisputable.
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2022
2022 and still not carbon neutral. Perhaps that question should be changed?
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Level 60
May 22, 2023
Accept 'howling' for howler?
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2024
Now that it's 2024, maybe update "What Costa Rica plans to become by 2021"?
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Level ∞
May 13, 2024
Updated. They appear to have failed. No big surprise there I guess.