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Study Guide Answers

1.     Who discovered Puerto Rico in 1493?
     Christopher Columbus
2.     What are two crops that are grown in Puerto Rico?
     sugar cane and coconuts
3.     Of which country are the Puerto Rican people citizens?
     the United States
4.     Where can one buy meat in Puerto Rico?
     carnicería
5.     Puerto Rico is a tropical island. True or False?
     true
6.     Puerto Rico is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. True or False?
     false--Atlantic Ocean
7.     More than a million Puerto Rican people live in New York City. True or False?
     true
8.     San Germán is the capital of Puerto Rico. True or False?
     false--San Juan
9.     Puerto Rico was a colony of Spain from 1493 until 1898. True or False?
     true
10.     Translate the English term for "blanco."
     white
11.     Define El Morro.
     Spanish fortress in San Juan
12.     Translate the English term for "precolombino."
     pre-Columbian
13.     Translate the English term for "la pesca."
     fishing
14.     Who are "los Taínos?"
     pre-Columbian Indians of Puerto Rico
15.     What is the English definition of "asopao?"
     seafood soup
16.     What is the English term for "naranjado?"
     orange
17.     What is the English term for "El Mundo Hispánico?"
     the Spanish-Speaking World
18.     What is the English definition for "Borinquen?"
     pre-Columbian name for the island of Puerto Rico
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