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Flag quiz - Central America and Caribbean

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What country's flag is this?

Guatemala

Belize

Montserrat

Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago

Belize

Montserrat

Guatemala

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This is the flag of Guatemala.
Flag description: three equal vertical bands of light blue (hoist side), white, and light blue, with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms includes a green and red quetzal (the national bird) representing liberty and a scroll bearing the inscription LIBERTAD 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821 (the original date of independence from Spain) all superimposed on a pair of crossed rifles signifying Guatemala's willingness to defend itself and a pair of crossed swords representing honor and framed by a laurel wreath symbolizing victory; the blue bands stand for the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and the sea and sky; the white band denotes peace and purity.
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What country's flag is this?

Honduras

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Costa Rica

Virgin Islands of the United States

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Honduras

Virgin Islands of the United States

Costa Rica

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This is the flag of Costa Rica.
Flag description: five horizontal bands of blue (top), white, red (double width), white, and blue, with the coat of arms in a white elliptical disk toward the hoist side of the red band; Costa Rica retained the earlier blue-white-blue flag of Central America until 1848 when, in response to revolutionary activity in Europe, it was decided to incorporate the French colors into the national flag and a central red stripe was added; today the blue color is said to stand for the sky, opportunity, and perseverance, white denotes peace, happiness, and wisdom, while red represents the blood shed for freedom, as well as the generosity and vibrancy of the people.
note: somewhat resembles the flag of North Korea; similar to the flag of Thailand but with the blue and red colors reversed.
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What country's flag is this?

Turks and Caicos Islands

Saint Barthélemy

Montserrat

Barbados

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Barbados

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This is the flag of Barbados.
Flag description: three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold, and blue with the head of a black trident centered on the gold band; the band colors represent the blue of the sea and sky and the gold of the beaches; the trident head represents independence and a break with the past (the colonial coat of arms contained a complete trident).

Turks and Caicos Islands

Montserrat

Saint Barthélemy

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Multiple choice question
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What country's flag is this?

Saint Kitts and Nevis

El Salvador

Costa Rica

Honduras

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El Salvador

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Costa Rica

Honduras

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This is the flag of Honduras.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue, with five blue, five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band; the stars represent the members of the former Federal Republic of Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; the blue bands symbolize the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; the white band represents the land between the two bodies of water and the peace and prosperity of its people.
note: similar to the flag of El Salvador, which features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom, centered in the white band.
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What country's flag is this?

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Haiti

Response:

Cuba

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This is the flag of Cuba.
Flag description: five equal horizontal bands of blue (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white; a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bears a white, five-pointed star in the center; the blue bands refer to the three old divisions of the island: central, occidental, and oriental; the white bands describe the purity of the independence ideal; the triangle symbolizes liberty, equality, and fraternity, while the red color stands for the blood shed in the independence struggle; the white star, called La Estrella Solitaria (the Lone Star) lights the way to freedom and was taken from the flag of Texas.
note: design similar to the Puerto Rican flag, with the colors of the bands and triangle reversed.

Curaçao

Costa Rica

Haiti