What If You Had to Take a Haitian Citizenship Test…Would You Pass? Take this 7 Question Quiz to Find Out!

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imagesWelcome pupils, to today’s edition of Kreyolicious.com’s Haiti History 101.

Has your history gotten rusty since our last session?

Well, has it? Uh-oh. Well…

Did you know that most countries have a history test to test the knowledge of immigrants wanting to become naturalized citizens—even the USA! I wonder what the requirements are to become a Haitian Citizen..What if Haiti has a test too…a history test…what if the questions on it were to be based on some of the past segments of Haiti History 101…how much of them would you be able to answer correctly?

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

A quick quiz to test your knowledge on past material covered! Yay!

Quickly now…Let’s see if you have what it takes to become a citizen of Haiti.

1. Who were Anacaona and Caonabo?

a. A snail and caterpillar species popular in Haiti

b. Two plants native to Haiti that have since become extinct

c. Two chiefs of Haiti’s indigenous peoples

d. The scientific pair who discovered lwil maskriti

e. None of the above

Drawing a blank. Here’s some review material for you.

2. Which Haitian president’s daughter was assassinated by his enemies?

a. Nicolas Fabre Geffrad

b. Jean-Jacques Dessalines

c. Alexandre Petion

d. Nissage Saget

e. None of the Above

3. Who drew up Haiti’s Constitution post-1791 slave uprising?

a. Toussaint Louverture

b. Andre Rigaud

c. Vicomte Rochambeau

d. Francois Duvalier

e. Francois Mitterand

4. Haiti had two emperors. What were their names?

a. Henri Christophe and Alexandre Petion

b. Jonathas Granville and Jean-Pierre Boyer

c. Massillon Coicou and Jean-Jacques Dessalines

d. Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Faustin Soulouque

e. None of the above

5. What was the name of the empress during the reign of Emperor Faustin Soulouque?

a. Adelina Leveque

b. Resia Vincent

c. Joutte Lachenais

d. Louisa Coidavid

e. Claire Heureuse

6. What was the name of the fort that Christopher Columbus built after he landed in Haiti.

a. Navidad

b. Soledad

c. Caridad

d. Marinad

7. Haiti is also known as…

a. Quisqueya

b. Boyo

c. Ayiti Toma

d. Cipanga

e. All the above

AND NOW FOR THE ANSWERS…YAY!

1. Who were Anacaona and Caonabo?

a. A snail and caterpillar species popular in Haiti

b. Two plants native to Haiti that have since become extinct

    c. Two chiefs of Haiti’s indigeneous peoples

d. The scientific pair who discovered lwil maskriti

e. None of the above

Explanation…this is more like an expansion…Anacoana was hung, and historians have said that Caonabo’s body disappeared while in route to Spain. CLICK HERE to expand your knowledge regarding Anacaona and Caonabo.

2. Which Haitian president’s daughter was assassinated by his enemies?

    a. Nicolas Fabre Geffrard

b. Jean-Jacques Dessalines

c. Alexandre Petion

d. Nissage Saget

e. None of the Above

Explanation: In 1859, Nicolas Fabre Geffrard’s daughter Cora Geffrard Manville, a newly-wed, was shot by an assassin’s rifle in her living room. CLICK HERE to learn more.

3. Who drew up Haiti’s Constitution post-1791 slave uprising?

    a. Toussaint Louverture

b. Andre Rigaud

c. Vicomte Rochambeau

d. Francois Duvalier

Explanation: Er, well it is what it is! (Historical Source: Jacques Nicolas Leger)

4. Haiti had two emperors. What were their names?

a. Henri Christophe and Alexandre Petion

b. Jonathas Granville and Jean-Pierre Boyer

c. Massillon Coicou and Jean-Jacques Dessalines

    d. Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Faustin Soulouque

dessalines

Explanation: Dessalines crowned himself emperor in 1805 and Soulouque was crowned in 1852. (Source: Jacques Nicolas Leger, historian)

5. What was the name of the empress during the reign of Emperor Faustin Soulouque?

    a. Adelina Leveque

b. Resia Vincent

c. Joutte Lachenais

d. Louisa Coidavid

e. Claire Heureuse

Explanation: Yep, that was her name. CLICK HERE to read more about the empress and the emperor.

6. What was the name of the fort that Christopher Columbus built after he landed in Haiti.

    a. Navidad

b. Soledad

c. Caridad

d. Marinad

Explanation: Because it was around Christmas time, Columbus named it Navidad….in reference to the Nativity. Source: Jacques Nicolas Leger (historian)

7. Haiti is also known as…

a. Quisqueya

b. Boyo

c. Ayiti Toma

d. Cipanga

    e. All the above

Explanation: Quisqueya, Boyo are indigenous names of Haiti (Source: Jacques Nicolas Leger, Haiti, Her History and Her Detractors; Ayiti Toma is a name Haiti was given over the years, according to historian Charles Dupuy). Cipanga, the least known, was a name Haiti was referred to mistakenly as when Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas, he thought he had landed in Asia…and thought Haiti was Cipanga…or Japan. Source: Haklyut’s Collection of the Early Voyages: A Selection of Curious, Rare and Early Voyages, Travels and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume 5 (1812) Pages 187 and 290 .

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4 comments on “What If You Had to Take a Haitian Citizenship Test…Would You Pass? Take this 7 Question Quiz to Find Out!”

    1. Actually, I both terms have been applied to describe Japan…Cipanga and Cipango. It seems, however, that the 19th Century resources tend to use Cipanga.

  1. I have two friends who are Americans , they asking me one question everyday and I couldn’t answer. The question is what do they need to became a Haitian citizen? I always said I gotta find out for you. But to day I found the answer.
    Thanks a lot!

  2. Thanks for this nice and knowledgeable website about Haiti, but i disagree with the # 7. Haiti was never
    name Cipanga, it Was name Hispañola by chritopher columbus, ( ” Petit Espagne” = litle spain).

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