Thursday's Thoughts 10.08.09

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month and because both Vanessa & I are Cuban, today's quiz is about, you guessed it, Cuba :)

How much do you know about this little island in the Caribbean?

1. What's the island capital and also it's biggest city? (That's an easy one!)

2. Who 'discovered' and claimed Cuba and in what year?

3. How long did ___ have possession of Cuba?

4. Who led the rebellion that eventually resulted in Cuba's independence? (Tidbit: Isalys shares the same last name with this man!)

5. What was the name of this prolonged conflict?

6. Who is Jose Marti and why is he an important figure for the Cuban people?

What famous American author lived & wrote in Cuba?

8. Cuba excels in athletics, what is the dominant sport there?

Music is also one of Cuba's greatest expressions of our culture, name some popular forms of music (ie: dances) that originated there?

10. In addition to it's food, athletics and cuisine, what are some other products Cuba is known for? (ie: major exported goods)

• All answers must be submitted via EMAIL only to
booksoulmates [at] gmail [dot] com.
• Please post a comment saying that your answers have been sent so we can make sure they're received.
• Each question is worth 1 extra point for a potential maximum of 10 points.
• Each point is redeemable for an extra entry in the giveaways.
(that's up to 10 extra entries)
Everyone has until 10.14.09 to submit their answers for the "Hispanic Heritage Giveaway" and until 10.21.09 for "Beat The Reaper" and "Girl On Top".

NOTE: Answers submitted to this quiz will be applied to entries for
Hispanic Heritage Giveaway, Beat The Reaper, and Girl On Top.

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