Guatemala Country Quiz

🇬🇹 Can you guess these facts about the country of Guatemala?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 27, 2019
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Capital city
Guatemala City
Official language
Spanish
Bordering countries
Belize
El Salvador
Honduras
Mexico
Staple crop
Maize
Sea to Guatemala's east
Caribbean Sea
Major peninsula that includes
northern parts of Guatemala
Yucatan
Hint
Answer
Currency named for a green bird
Quetzal
Native civilization known for
pyramids, calendars, and writing
Maya
Ancient city of the above also
called Yax Mutal
Tikal
City known for colonial architecture
whose name means "old"
Antigua
"Fiery" volcano that erupted
in 2018, killing 190
Volcán de Fuego
Country with an estimated
1.5 million Guatemalan emigrants
United States
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2019
In Guatemala they still call them Hurricanes, not Cyclones. Needs to either be changed or allow both answers to be accepted. Also, the last name is Garcia, not Gracia.
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Level 70
May 20, 2020
Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same thing, the name depends on what ocean they come from. In that case, there could definitely be a cyclone in Guatemala, as cyclones come from the Pacific.
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Level 50
Sep 5, 2020
Well, the ones in the Northeast Pacific are called hurricanes, and the ones in the Northwest Pacific are called typhoons. They're called cyclones in the Indian Ocean and most of the Southern Hemisphere (along with a few other places), which are nowhere near Guatemala.
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2020
The last question is tricky. If you ask for an author, the correct answer couldo also be MIGUEL ANGEL ASTURIAS. Should accepto both.
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Level 79
May 20, 2020
No place for famous people, like Nobel prize winners? The aforementioned could be made into an easy enough question with a hint to a Spanish region.

And maybe the ocean to the south, to have more questions.

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Level 83
May 20, 2020
"Volcán de Fuego" must have been named by the Department of Redundancy Department.
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Level 77
Aug 24, 2020
The above comment is severely underrated.
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2020
I took a wild stab at fuego - ashamed of myself for laziness. And voila.
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
A quiz of two halves. The first column is very straight forward the second has one easy question, one guessable question and four I had no clue about at all.
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Level 86
Sep 5, 2020
I found the second side fairly easy but not as much as the first.
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Level 69
Jul 22, 2020
the 1954 coup is such a significant event in guatemalan history & latin-american history as a whole that i'm surprised there wasn't a question on it
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Level 48
Sep 5, 2020
13/15 Man, I am doing better on lesser obscure countries, then I am on countries like Germany, France, India and South Korea.
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Level 59
Sep 5, 2020
This is (so far) one of the easiest of the country trivia quizzes for making progress towards the badge.
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Level 59
Feb 2, 2021
How did you combine the 'bordering countries' into a single row?
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Level 68
Feb 2, 2021
Go to "Design Grid", first make the quiz manual. Then on the right row there you can do it with "Merge Cells".
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Level 58
May 23, 2021
I only got the Quetzal bird currency when I was attempting the old city question with Quetzalcoatl. I should have got Tikal though.