Nicaragua Country Quiz

🇳🇮 Can you guess these facts about the country of Nicaragua?
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Last updated: July 19, 2022
First submittedMay 26, 2019
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Capital city of Nicaragua
Managua
Official language
Spanish
Most popular sport
Baseball
Largest lake
Lake Nicaragua
The above is world's only major freshwater lake that is infested with this type of fish
Sharks
The largest island in that lake has two _____, named Concepción and Maderas
Volcanoes
Bordering countries
Costa Rica
Honduras
Unpleasant-sounding historical name for the east coast of Nicaragua
Mosquito Coast
Country that controlled the above between 1638–1787 and 1844–1860
United Kingdom
Country that occupied Nicaragua during the Banana Wars between 1912–1933
United States
Major sea bordering Nicaragua to the east
Caribbean Sea
Oldest European city in mainland America, named for a city in southern Spain
Granada
Nicaragua's second most populous city, named for a city in northern Spain
León
Founder of those two cities, namesake of Nicaragua's currency
Francisco Hernández
de Córdoba
Radical socialist political party that ruled Nicaragua from 1979–1990
Sandinista
Name for the rebel groups opposed to the above, who received money and arms
from certain elements in the U.S. including Oliver North
Contras
Leader of Nicaragua since 2007
Daniel Ortega
The U.S. intended to build one of these across Nicaragua, but ultimately
built it further south
Canal
River forming much of Nicaragua's northern border
Coco River
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Level 80
May 29, 2020
Quite a nice quiz for a small country!
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Level 85
May 31, 2020
+1 !
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
Unpleasant sounding historical coast gets me every time, I start thinking about slave coast and things like that.

ok most people including me do not like mosquitos, but not the word I think of when I hear unpleasant in historical context.

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Level 75
Jul 8, 2020
Before anti-malarials, I think that the Mosquito Coast would be very unpleasant of a name since you knew the chance of contracting malaria was decently high and the chance of death from that would be pretty high as well.
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Level 87
Oct 18, 2020
I always think of the Harrison Ford movie.
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Level 81
Aug 26, 2021
His best performance.
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2020
Aren't the Sandinistas in power right now? Why does it say until 1990?
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Level 74
Jun 12, 2020
You are right, they were in power until 1990 and again since 2007.
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Level 70
Jul 21, 2020
The FSLN was never radical, they had no intention to abolish private property. The wording of this sort of implies they were somehow more dangerous than the contra terrorists.
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2020
Single party rule and oppression that comes with it is the radical part I guess
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
There's nothing radical about single-party rule or oppression. The reference above to property relations is far closer to the mark.
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Level 69
Oct 21, 2020
The wording of the Contras question is also problematic. It wasn't 'certain elements of the U.S.', it was the U.S. government who funded the terrorists.
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Level 47
Jul 20, 2022
To me, radical just means "far left," like on a scale of radical to reactionary. I personally don't have any bad connotations with that word.
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2020
Oldest European city in mainland America, named for a city in southern Spain.

1. Should specify the oldest continuously inhabited. The oldest is actually L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland

2. I do not believe it is the oldest continuously inhabited in the Americas, as Veracruz, Mexico and a city in Venezuela are older

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Level 80
Sep 12, 2020
L'Anse aux Meadows was certainly not a city. About the rest Wikipedia says that "Unlike other cities that claim the same distinction, the city of Granada was not only the settlement of the conquest, but also a city registered in official records of the Crown of Aragon, and the Kingdom of Castile in Spain."
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
Agreed - L'Anse aux Meadows was tiny.
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2020
Does Henry Morgan's activity negate Panama City's claim of being older?
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2020
One of my worst performances for a county quiz. I missed baseball and 8 others.
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Level 83
Oct 18, 2020
I only missed the river and the 2nd largest city.
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Level 76
Jan 29, 2021
country*
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Level 76
Jan 29, 2021
Now I got 17/20 😊
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Level 86
Oct 14, 2020
Mountains for Volcanoes? The latter is more specific, but I believe both are correct.
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Level 83
Oct 18, 2020
Infested? Aren't they just a healthy part of the food chain?
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2020
I don't even know who Daniel Ortega is, but when I saw "Daniel ____," I thought "Ortega!" without a moment's hesitation. I must have read his name in passing somewhere and it just stuck. The brain is weird sometimes.
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2020
Interesting, I had the same experience. Couldn't have told you who he was if you told me the name. I can't remember ever reading about him, but I guess I must've.
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Level 71
Dec 14, 2020
Genuinely I felt exactly the same. As soon as I saw Daniel I thought Ortega. I wasn't confident though because I didn't think I had heard of the president of Nicaragua enough to know it so easily.
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Level 77
Oct 18, 2020
I should have learned by now after taking so many of these country quizzes to always type in the name of the country. There's a good probability it will show up as a river, lake, mountain, currency, etc. I missed the name of the lake on this one.
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Level 70
Feb 19, 2021
Name for the rebel groups...can the singular be an acceptable type in, or does it have to have the “s” on the end?

Definitely one of the hardest country quizzes.

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Level 44
May 22, 2022
helps that i've visited some of those places :D
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Level 66
Jul 19, 2022
"Infested" seems like a pretty harsh word for those sharks, unless they are causing significant harm or disease.
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Level 72
Jul 29, 2022
I think it's just part of the clue, as "shark-infested waters" is a common saying
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Level 44
Jul 19, 2022
19/20 My favorite Central American country!! Only missed the river.

The Rio San Juan in the southern part of the country is much more well known as it's a big fishing destination..

Never heard of the Rio Coco

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Level 59
Jul 21, 2022
I agree with those who questioned the use of the word "infested." Alas, our species is the one that is infesting this planet!
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Level 72
Jul 29, 2022
Curse you Beavis and Butthead for making my immediate reaction to the lake question "Lake Titicaca"