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Panamanian History

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  • Q1

     Who is considered the national hero of Panama for his role in the fight for independence from Spain?

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Simón Bolívar

    The Kuna people

    30s
  • Q2

    In what year did Panama declare its independence from Colombia and become a separate nation?

    1999

    1900

    1914

    1903

    30s
  • Q3

    What U.S. president played a crucial role in the construction of the Panama Canal?

    Barack Obama

    Theodore Roosevelt

    JFK

    Lincoln

    30s
  • Q4

    What indigenous group primarily inhabited the region that is now Panama before European colonization?

    The Aztec

    The Kuna people

    The Maya

    The Inca

    30s
  • Q5

    What event in 1989 led to the U.S. military intervention in Panama and the removal of Manuel Noriega from power?

    Operation Just Cause

    Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Market Basket

    Appendectomy Operation

    30s
  • Q6

    Panama's currency is named after what bird that is native to the country?

    Balboa

    30s
  • Q7

    Which Panamanian boxer is known as "Manos de Piedra" (Hands of Stone) and had an illustrious career in the ring?

    Roberto Durán

    30s
  • Q8

    What type of music and dance is considered a traditional cultural expression of Panama and has its roots in African, Indigenous, and European influences?

    Cumbia

    30s
  • Q9

    Panama's flag consists of two horizontal stripes, one red and one blue, with a white star in the center. What does the red stripe represent?

    The national flower

    The bloodshed in the quest for independence

    The rising sun

    30s
  • Q10

    The Panama Canal, a major engineering achievement, was officially opened in which year?

    1900

    1999

    1914

    1903

    30s

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