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This issue’s “Back of Beyond” feature takes you to some of the hidden corners of the Caribbean. How well do you know the geography of our region? Try our quiz and check your score in the answers below!

1. Which country has the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean archipelago?

Cuba
Jamaica
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico

2. What is the smallest independent nation in the Caribbean?

Grenada
St. Kitts and Nevis
Barbados
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

3. Which island has the longest river in the Caribbean?

Cuba
Jamaica
Haiti
Trinidad

4. What is the name of the marine area that separates Cuba and Haiti?

Mona Passage
Windward passage
Leeward Passage
Navassa Passage

5. The easternmost point of the Caribbean archipelago is on Barbados – what is it called?

Ragged point
Bell point
Kitridge point
Crane point

6. The borders of three countries meet at the summit of Mt. Roraima – Not including which of the following?

Venezuela
Guyana
Surinam
Brazil

7. New Providence is an island in the Bahamas, home of the capital Nassau. But where is the corresponding Old Providence of the Caribbean?

Also in the Bahamas
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Colombia
Belize

8. You may need to check Caribbean beats Online archive for that! The second issue of the magazine, which was published back in 1992, featured an iconic location associated with space exploration on the cover.

Puerto Rico
Florida
French Guiana
Cuba


Reply:

1 Dominican Republic: Pico Duarte, at 10,164 feet
2 St. Kitts and Nevis, on just over 100 square miles
3 Cuba: the Cauto River, 230 miles long
4 Windward Passage (Paso de los Vientos in Spanish, Passage au Vent in French)
5 Kitridge point
6 The Triple Point of Mt. Roraima unites the borders of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil – not Suriname
7 Colombia: Providencia Island, once known as Old Providence, is part of an archipelago north of mainland Colombia
8 French Guiana: The cover of our summer 1992 issue showed a photo of a rocket launch in the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, a facility of the European Space Agency



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