Puerto Rico Trivia

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico?
Try all the U.S. territories: American Samoa | Guam | N. Mariana Islands | U.S. Virgin Islands
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Last updated: January 18, 2021
First submittedMay 19, 2019
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Biggest city and capital
San Juan
Sea in which Puerto Rico lies
Caribbean Sea
Island chain Puerto Rico is part of
Greater Antilles
In 2017, Puerto Rico was visited by Irma and Maria. What were they?
Hurricanes
Singer of "Livin' la Vida Loca"
Ricky Martin
Singer who holds the record for most-viewed YouTube music video
Luis Fonsi
Song featured in the above
Despacito
War in which the United States acquired Puerto Rico
Spanish–American War
Actor who starred in "Joker" and "Gladiator"
Joaquin Phoenix
Nearest foreign country (not counting overseas territories)
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico marks the southern point of this mysterious region
Bermuda Triangle
Meaning of "Puerto Rico" in Spanish
Rich Port
First European explorer to "discover" Puerto Rico
Christopher Columbus
El Yunque is the only one of these type of forests in the U.S. forest system
Tropical rain forest
What type of animal is a Coquí, named for the sound that it makes?
Frog
Puerto Rico is one of five organized territories in the United States.
Name one of the others.
Guam /
U.S. Virgin Islands /
Northern Mariana Islands /
American Samoa
What are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona?
Islands
Name one of the five most populous cities other than the capital.
Bayamón / Carolina /
Ponce / Caguas
In Arecibo, you'll find a giant dish-shaped structure over 300 meters in diameter.
What is it?
Radio telescope
What are Puerto Ricans exempt from that other Americans are not?
Federal income tax
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Level 81
Sep 11, 2020
Great quiz! I think it would be better to rephrase one of the questions to "what does Puerto Rico mean in English" or something along those lines. Puerto Rico IS Spanish, after all.
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Level 78
Sep 12, 2020
No, it's fine as it is. PR has a meaning in Spanish, in English it doesn't mean anything besides a US territory.
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Level 74
Sep 12, 2020
Only please also accept harbor for port.
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Level 79
Sep 12, 2020
¡Ay, caramba! Only 14/20. :-(
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Level 86
Sep 12, 2020
51st State or Independence.
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Level ∞
Sep 12, 2020
Seems unlikely.

Independence would be very bad for Puerto Rico since it would mean the end of free movement to the rest of the U.S.

Statehood seems like a better option. Unfortunately, it's a political football. If Puerto Rico would be a "blue" state, it would need to be offset by a corresponding "red" state. Maybe eastern California could become its own state.

Long term, statehood seems more likely. Hispanics are generally more socially conservative than the average voter. Within a decade or two, I wouldn't be surprised if most Hispanics vote Republican. Which means there could be a time when Puerto Rico is a purple state, at which time admission becomes much more likely.

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Level 65
Oct 6, 2020
Thanks - this is really good information to have for a non-American
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Level 16
Oct 15, 2020
Make this a Series I've been looking for Day 1 for Hours!
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Level 56
Nov 25, 2020
Baby Shark has more views than Despacito.
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Level 68
Dec 9, 2020
Is that the radio telescope that collapse recently?
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2020
Baby Shark du du dudu dudu!