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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 Cluedo, Scrabble 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!

The Balashi Gold Mill Ruins was built in 1899 by the Aruba Gold Concessions Company in Aruba.

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

A cultural parade in the streets of San Nicolas, celebrating the national anthem and flag day.

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

3. Name this beach!

A. Arashi Beach

B. Mangrove Beach

C. Mangel Halto Beach

D. Manchebo Beach

4. What is Aruba’s National Symbol?

A. The Rattlesnake (Cascabel)

B. The Iguana

C. The Red Snapper

D. The Burrowing Owl (Shoco)

View of outside the Palm Beach Plaza Mall with five various flags.

5. What are the official languages of Aruba?

A. Dutch and English

B. English and Papiamento

C. Dutch and Papiamento

D. Papiamento and Spanish

The majority of turtle nests are located on Eagle Beach. Four species of sea turtles are found nesting on Aruba: The Leatherback, the Loggerhead, the Green and the Hawksbill. In order for these turtles to create successful nests on Aruba’s beaches it is not allowed to drive on the sand by car or quad racer.

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

A. Loggerhead

B. Leatherback

C. Hawksbill

D. Hawkstail

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

A. San Nicolas

B. Savaneta

C. Santa Cruz

D. Oranjestad

Aruba's 64th Carnival Celebration

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

A. Lighting Parade

B. Glitter Parade

C. Torch Parade

D. Sunset Parade

Stuffed cheese.

Ingredients:
1 lb. Dutch Gouda, sliced 1 large onion, chopped
4 tbsp. butter
2 cups cooked and diced chicken
8 large green stuffed olives, sliced
¼ cup raisins
1 ½ tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. prepared mustard
1⁄2 cup ketchup
1⁄2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
 1 cup cashews, chopped butter

Directions:
Butter a deep 10-12 –inch baking dish and line with 2/3 of the sliced Gouda. Melt 4 tbsp. of butter in a skillet and add onions until golden brown. Add tomatoes, pickles, green pepper, olives, raisins, garlic, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and cashews. Spread the mixture on top of the Gouda, then cover with the remaining slices of Gouda. Nets the baking dish into a large baking pan and fill with water about halfway up the sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

9. Name that dish!

A. Keshi Yena

B. Carni Stoba

C. Batata Machika

D. Ham Horna

Lolita by Gilbert Cijntje

10. In what city can this statue be found?

A. Paradera

B. Noord

C. Zuid

D. San Nicolas

Aruba Airport

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

Family Cruise

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

A. True

B. False

Aruba's Money - Florin.
On the 4th of June 2019, the Central Bank of Aruba introduced a new series of florin banknotes. The new florin banknotes are a celebration of the life and beauty of Aruba and includes elements from the Island's rich culture, flora and fauna.

13. What is Aruban currency called?

A. Caribbean Dollar

B. Aruban Florin

C. Aruban Euro

D. Caribbean Pound

Casibari rocks

14. What can be seen in this photo?

A. Ayo Rock Formation

B. Abo Rock Formation

C. Casinobo Rock Formation

D. Casibari Rock Formation

The Dragon Fruit is obtained from several cactus species. Its succulent stem provides the uniquely delicious fruit with moisture in the arid climates where it grows.

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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