Haiti Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Haiti?
Quiz by alberici
Last updated: May 21, 2020
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First submittedJanuary 5, 2016
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Capital city
Country bordering Haiti
Dominican Republic
Island shared with the above
The above is part of this
island group
Greater Antilles
Sea in which Haiti lies
Caribbean Sea
Type of natural disaster that killed
> 100,000 people in 2010
Leader of the Haitian Revolution
Toussaint Louverture
Nicknames of the Duvaliers,
father-and-son dictators
Papa Doc
Baby Doc
Official languages
Haitian Creole
Colonial name of Haiti
Former "Fugees" singer who tried
to run for President in 2010
Wyclef Jean
Founder of the first European
settlement, La Navidad
Country which recently passed Haiti
as the country with the worst
absolute poverty in the Americas
Island that was once a haven for pirates
(hint: Spanish for turtle)
Tortuga Island
Country which occupied Haiti, 1915–1934
United States
To the nearest whole number, the %
of Haitians who have African ancestry
Haiti's first democratically-elected
President, in 1991
African religion which became merged
into Catholic beliefs
Level 26
Jan 6, 2016
Got em all!! Then again I am from Haiti, it would be embarrassing if I didn't
Level 37
Sep 7, 2019
Good for you. Didn't do very well; forgot L'Ouverture and misspelled the colonial name as Saint Dominique.
Level 84
Sep 21, 2020
In the same boat as you. It was French so surely it must have been St. Dominique. Always miss that one.
Level 69
May 28, 2020
Hmm tried (Saint-) Domingo and Dominga, close but not close enough I guess. (still not sure if I was lucky with guessing or if it was somewhere in the back of my mind.. one of the first and only things that really came to me, after that I went like hmm what is a saintly name..)
Level 74
Sep 21, 2020
Yeah I tried Domingo and Dominic, I relate to this.
Level 59
Sep 21, 2020
spent the entire time thinking of what "boy" or "son" would be in French lol
Level 69
Mar 17, 2022
boy is garçon. Son is fils.
Level 67
Sep 21, 2020
How did I forget Toussaint Louverture? This quiz raises several questions I'm keen to explore. Very curious to see how 100% of a Caribbean island's inhabits have African heritage, and I don't really know anything about the US occupation of Haiti. I vaguely remember hearing that the US occupied Haiti at some point, but I had no idea it was so recent.
Level 67
Sep 28, 2021
The States have "helped" many of the Central and Latin American countries that as of yet remain to be "developed". Unfortunately that just means they intervened, destabilized local governments so that they could remain the biggest power in the Americas....sigh....never been particularly proud to be American.

As for your other curiousity, it was in the Caribbean where a LOT of the slave trade centered itself. Due to the tropical climate there was much to be made from growing sugar or tobacco and others. Hence why the biggest concentration of the African Diaspora is in the Caribbean, not counting the United States.

Level 67
Feb 10, 2023
..that's certainly one line of excuses to make.

Bad old USA. Holding the rest of 2 continents down because they're worried about #2 .. Brazil, at 1/8 the success, outpacing them.

Level 44
Mar 7, 2023 is it an excuse if there is evidence of the US constantly intervening in the development of other American nations?

Maybe nowadays it isn't as prominent as it once was, but your ignorance regarding this topic is glaring. Best not to comment if anything the previous person mentioned seemed like excuses to you.

Level 82
Sep 21, 2020
Maybe accept Santeria and HooDoo for VooDoo.
Level 80
Sep 21, 2020
I was thinking the same thing
Level 75
Sep 21, 2020
I like when I see a question beginning, To the nearest whole number..." You know it's gonna be 0 or 100 :)
Level 73
Sep 21, 2020
Please accept Bebe for Baby doc as it's what he's called there.
Level 90
Sep 22, 2020
Pretty easy quiz for me.
Level 37
Mar 11, 2021
How did I forget Venezuela? I forget about the abject poverty there
Level 55
Jul 19, 2022
Where is the data for the "Haitians of African descent" question from? I'm curious and from what I can see, the sources say 95%.
Level ∞
Jan 11, 2023
95% of entirely African descent, 5% mixed for a total of 100% minus rounding errors.
Level 61
Feb 11, 2023
15/20 good
Level 48
Feb 12, 2023
Funny enough for the African ancestry I began my attempt to resolve the puzzle with 99 % answered and slowly went down to 50 % number-by-number thinking, this is nonsense and the quiz have to be broken. Then I kind of realized, it might be in fact just 100 %
Level 65
Feb 6, 2024
whats the source for the poverty answer? sources i am seeing say Guatemala
Level 71
Apr 21, 2024
Thanks to Breaking Bad for the Spanish turtle