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The Aruban Burrowing Owl, known locally as Shoco, is an endemic sub-species of burrowing owl that occurs only on Aruba

One Happy Trivia – Put Your Aruba Knowledge to the Test

Now that we’re all spending a lot of time at home, I’m sure many of us have dusted off the pile of boardgames.

Classics like Clue, Sorry, and Trivial Pursuit. Maybe you even have an Aruba Monopoly set from your last vacation!

If you’re missing the One Happy Island, now would be great time to incorporate Aruba into your (virtual) game nights. Have a go at this Aruba quiz. Created to bring up all the great memories you have of the Happy Island!

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1. What is the name of these ruins?

A. Balashi Gold Mill Ruins

B. Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

C. Balashi Beer Brewery Ruins

D. Bushiri Gold Mill Ruins

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2. What is celebrated in Aruba on March 18th ?

A. National Aloe Appreciation Day

B. National Aruban Heritage Day

C. National Anthem and Flag Day

D. National Carnival Monday

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3. Name this beach!

A. Arashi Beach

B. Mangrove Beach

C. Mangel Halto Beach

D. Manchebo Beach

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4. What is Aruba’s National Symbol?

A. The Rattlesnake (Cascabel)

B. The Iguana

C. The Red Snapper

D. The Burrowing Owl (Shoco)

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5. What are the official languages of Aruba?

A. Dutch and English

B. English and Papiamento

C. Dutch and Papiamento

D. Papiamento and Spanish

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6. Which turtle species does not nest on the beaches of Aruba?

A. Loggerhead

B. Leatherback

C. Hawksbill

D. Hawkstail

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7. What city is commonly known as the art capital of Aruba?

A. San Nicolas

B. Savaneta

C. Santa Cruz

D. Oranjestad

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8. Which of the following is not an Aruba Carnival Event?

A. Lighting Parade

B. Glitter Parade

C. Torch Parade

D. Sunset Parade

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9. Name that dish!

A. Keshi Yena

B. Carni Stoba

C. Batata Machika

D. Ham Horna

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10. In what city can this statue be found?

A. Paradera

B. Noord

C. Zuid

D. San Nicolas

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11.  What is the name of Aruba’s Airport?

A. Queen Beatrix International Airport

B. Queen Elisabeth International Airport

C. Queen Emanuelle International Airport

D. Queen Bella International Airport

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12.  True or False: “bon nochi” is good afternoon in Papiamento

A. True

B. False

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13. What is Aruban currency called?

A. Caribbean Dollar

B. Aruban Florin

C. Aruban Euro

D. Caribbean Pound

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14. What can be seen in this photo?

A. Ayo Rock Formation

B. Abo Rock Formation

C. Casinobo Rock Formation

D. Casibari Rock Formation

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15. What does the Papiamento word “dushi” mean?

A. Sweetheart

B. Tasty

C. Sweet

D. Pleasant

How did you do? Have a look at the answer sheet below!

The Answers!

Are you a true connoisseur of the island, or do you need to brush up on your Aruba knowledge a little? Either way, you’ll be pleased to find more Aruba games and goodies you can enjoy from home below!

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