Jamaica Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Jamaica?
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Last updated: June 6, 2020
First submittedSeptember 20, 2016
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Capital city
Kingston
Sea in which Jamaica is located
Caribbean Sea
Island chain of which Jamaica is a part
Greater Antilles
Official language
English
Creole language which is spoken by most Jamaicans
Jamaican Patois
Singer of "One Love" and "No Woman, No Cry"
Bob Marley
Musical genre of the above
Reggae
Neighborhood in the capital known as the birthplace of that genre
Trenchtown
Most important export of Jamaica in colonial times
Sugar
Currency of Jamaica
Jamaican Dollar
Popular tourist destination featured in the song "Kokomo"
Montego Bay
Country from which Jamaica gained its independence in 1962
United Kingdom
First European to visit Jamaica
Christopher Columbus
Fastest sprinter of all-time
Usain Bolt
Afrocentric religion that originated in Jamaica
Rastafari
Person who is, technically, Jamaica's head of state
Queen Elizabeth II
Industry which accounts for 36% of GDP
Tourism
Jamaica has the second-highest rate of this in the world, trailing only El Salvador
Murder
Spice mixture consisting of allspice, Scotch bonnet peppers, and more
Jerk
Sport in which Jamaica has competed multiple times at the Winter Olympics
Bobsled
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Level 75
Jun 6, 2020
No cricket questions? All those great games at Sabina Park!
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Level 51
Nov 14, 2020
Christopher Henry Gayle deserves a mention.
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2020
What's with the "technically" qualification? Queen Elizabeth is the head of state.
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Level 74
Jun 6, 2020
Technically because most heads of state have some manner of executive power, which the Queen does not. She is a figurehead and therefore "technically" but not in practice.
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Level 72
Jun 7, 2020
Even if that bald assertion were true (Ireland, Israel, Germany, Australia, Japan, Andorra, Italy, India, etc etc etc) what difference does it make? A head of state is a head of state.
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Level 73
Jun 9, 2020
+ruftytufty all of those countries' heads of states actually do have significant powers, except for Andorra. Queen Elizabeth literally has no power over any part of Jamaica.
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Level 52
Jun 9, 2020
No Kyote, that is just wrong. Queen Elizabeth has extensive formal powers in Jamaica - essentially the same ones as she has in the UK. She approves all legislation, calls elections and appoints ministers. She exercises all those powers at the 'guidance' of democratically elected representatives.
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2020
In Canada, Elizabeth II is the head of state, but her representative (governor general) is a sort of acting head of state, with all decisions being on behalf of the Queen. Despite this, the Queen is still very much the legal head of state (although in practice both don't exercise control over Canadian society). I'm not familiar with Jamaican politics, but as a fellow Commonwealth Realm I do believe it's a similar scenario.
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2020
A bald figurehead?
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Level 74
Jun 6, 2020
Please accept patwa/patwah
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Level ∞
Jun 7, 2020
Okay
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Level 73
Jun 6, 2020
Rastafacti: Rastafarianism is the only religion whose god once gave an interview, in which he said that he is not god.
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Level 53
Nov 14, 2020
Brian kept telling them he wasn’t the Messiah as well
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Level 78
Jun 6, 2020
Tried "Queen of England", but that was incorrect. I guess that's her title, which is different from the "person"? I didn't realize that, and moved on to other guesses.
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Level 74
Jun 6, 2020
The Queen of England is not the Head of State of Jamaica. Queen Elizabeth is, and she also happens to be the Queen of England in a separate capacity.
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Level 70
Nov 14, 2020
Well that's because a) it is the queen of Jamaica, and b) the queen of England has not existed since 1707.
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Level 35
Jun 22, 2020
I'm from Jamaica

uh, Queen Elizabeth has no real power.

She is just a head of state.

The governor general is the one that represents her whilst she's not there.

He's the one that appoints ministers etc.

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Level 65
Jun 23, 2020
Yes, but Queen Elizabeth is the official head of state regardless. It is the same here in Canada, where she is technically the Queen of Canada, whilst the governor general represents her.
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Level 35
Jun 25, 2020
Yeah.. that is true.

Apparently were thinking of getting rid of the queen of the head of state.

So yeah.

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Level 67
Aug 5, 2020
Still I hear that the support for abolishing the monarchy in Jamaica among civilians is relatively low.
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Level 60
Jul 15, 2020
as head of state i wish snoop dog would be accepted
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2020
Dogg*
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Level 83
Nov 14, 2020
In addition to his alter-ego Snoop Lion?
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Level 63
Jul 22, 2020
My wife went to a Caribbean island recently.
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2020
Would that be Jamaica?
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Level 55
Sep 27, 2020
No, she wanted to go.

(hmm)

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Level 65
Oct 19, 2020
LOL
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Level 76
Aug 11, 2020
So somebody is complaining that the "technically" for the head of state question is unnecessary because she simply is the head of state and another comment is complaining that "head of state" is meaningless because she doesn't really do anything.

I guess you can never get it correctly for some people...

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Level 65
Aug 11, 2020
It's ironic, I believe the reason the word 'technically' was put there to stop people such as Example B from claiming the Queen somehow doesn't qualify as head of state (she very much is, officially). I'm not sure why Example A would worry so much about the wording either, but there's no winning on the internet :P (I don't remember making that question myself, but I wholeheartedly agree with it and its wording!)
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Level 43
Aug 12, 2020
Nice quiz! My mom grew up in Jamaica so I tried it out and got 16/20
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Level 72
Nov 14, 2020
I wish that I had thought of the “In the government yard in Trenchtown” line from “No Woman, No Cry”
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
that's the first lyric that came to my mind as well when I read the answer.
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Level 50
Nov 14, 2020
That song is the only reason I knew the answer. I never heard of the place in any other context.
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Level 65
Nov 14, 2020
He also has a song called Trenchtown Rock. "One good thing about music -- when it hits you, you feel no pain."
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Level 54
Nov 17, 2020
Small nitpick, but Jamaica became independent from the West Indies Federation (Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Indies_Federation ), not the UK. In 1958, Jamaica and several other British colonies in the Caribbean were combined as the West Indies Federation which became an independent country. After a bunch of internal tension between the islands (particularly Jamaica and Trinidad) the federation was dissolved in 1962, with Jamaica and several others becoming independent, while minor islands returned to British rule. Maybe rephrase the question to "Country that Jamaica was a colony of until 1958" or something like that.
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Level 65
Nov 17, 2020
The West Indies Federation was under British rule, however. According to Wikipedia, independence was the goal of the federation, however it fell apart before that goal was reached. Therefore Jamaica gained its independence from Britain.