Statistics for History of Colombia

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  • This quiz has been taken 357 times
  • The average score is 12 of 20

Answer Stats

QuestionAnswer% Correct
What historical figure is Colombia named after?Christopher Columbus
96%
What drug lord was worth $30 billion before his death in 1993?Pablo Escobar
91%
Who served as the first President of Colombia – known as "The Liberator"?Simón Bolívar
91%
What country gained independence from Colombia in 1903?Panama
83%
What event was Colombia originally chosen to host in 1986, but resigned
due to economic issues?
FIFA World Cup
82%
What singer was born in Barranquilla in 1977?Shakira
81%
What city was he the drug lord of?Medellín
77%
What prize did he win in the same year for doing that?Nobel Peace Prize
77%
What type of fitness program was invented in Colombia in the 1990s?Zumba
67%
What military alliance did Colombia formally become a partner of in 2017?NATO
63%
What novel is Gabriel García Márquez best known for?One Hundred
Years of {Solitude}
58%
What city's cartel was the main rivals of that drug lord?Cali
56%
What Marxism–Leninism guerrilla group were fighting the longest-running armed
insurgency in the Western Hemisphere?
FARC
52%
What term originally referred to a mythical tribal chief of the Muisca people who was
believed to have been covered with gold dust?
El {Dorado}
51%
What Colombian was the highest paid actress in U.S. television between 2013-2020?Sofía Vergara
46%
What city was formerly the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire?Cartagena
44%
What Spanish colonial territory was Colombia was part of until independence?New {Granada}
40%
What was the currency of Colombia before it was independent?
(Hint: still is a neighboring country's currency)
Real
28%
What President signed a ceasefire accord with the above in 2016?Juan Manuel {Santos}
21%
What two groups fought against each other in the the Thousand Days' War
between 1899-1902? (Name either)
Conservatives /
Liberals
16%

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