Bahamas Country Quiz

How much to you know about this nation consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets?
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Last updated: June 20, 2020
First submittedMay 13, 2014
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Capital city
Nassau
Island on which the capital lies
New Providence
Largest island
North Andros
Countries which lie closest to the Bahamas
Cuba
United States
Haiti
British territory which lies just 46 km from the Bahamas
Turks and Caicos
The Bahamas was the first country in the New World to be visited
by this explorer in 1492
Christopher Colombus
To the nearest whole number, the percent of the native population who died or were
transported away within 30 years of European contact
100%
Country from which the Bahamas became independent in 1973
United Kingdom
Currency
Bahamian dollar
Pirate captain of the "Queen Anne's Revenge" who was based in the Bahamas
Blackbeard
Animal that tourists can swim with at Big Major Cay
Pigs
Former king who served as Governor of the Bahamas from 1940–1945
Duke of Windsor
(formerly Edward VIII)
Despite popular misconception, the Bahamas do NOT lie in this sea
Caribbean Sea
Bird depicted on the coat of arms
Flamingo
Industry which accounts for about 50% of GDP
Tourism
Most popular sport
Cricket
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Level 81
Jun 20, 2020
Please consider accepting Edward Teach for the pirate question.
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Level 83
Jun 20, 2020
That would give away Edward VIII though.
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Level 74
Jun 21, 2020
then rejig somehow. pretty daft to have a quiz which only accepts someone's nickname and not their real one.
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Level 69
Nov 17, 2020
If you know his real name than you definetly know his nickname. This is just to boast.
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Level 62
Dec 20, 2020
fr
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2021
I have to admit to having tried Edward Teach first. I think the Horrible Histories song mentioning his name has something to do with it
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Level 66
Jun 21, 2020
Lol that pig knowledge was came from somewhere deep within my brain
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2020
I tried all sorts of answers for that question, but pigs did not occur to me as a possibility.
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Level 57
Dec 20, 2020
i didn't even know pigs could swim
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2020
Haha, same. Went with sharks, dolphins and turtles, then something just clicked at the furthest back of my mind. No idea when I'd heard it before!
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Level 48
Dec 7, 2020
the closest country to the bahamas is actually the uk, through the overseas territory of the turks and caicos islands. you should specify that you dont count overseas territories

(Yes i know overseas territory arent officially part of the uk but thats nitpicky)

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Level 85
Dec 20, 2020
Christopher Colombus?
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Level 81
Dec 20, 2020
Pigs? I knew they could fly, but I didn't know they could swim.
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Level 57
Dec 20, 2020
I tried allllll the marine animals I could think of. And then the answer is pigs....who would have thunk?
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Level 85
Dec 21, 2020
I think basketball has passed cricket as the top sport, especially among participants. A whole lot of kids playing college ball and a few in the pros. Probably could say the same thing with athletics.
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Level 50
Dec 21, 2020
Please accept "Vacation" for "Tourism"
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Level 22
Jan 11, 2021
Everyone gave away so many answers XD
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Level 58
Feb 11, 2021
I've lived in the Bahamas (on Eleuthera) for my childhood and in retirement, a total of decades. I've *never* seen anyone playing cricket here!

Try basketball, softball, swimming, sailing, rugby, tennis... but not cricket!