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Banana republic: Quiz


Question 1: Its internal struggles and enormous foreign debt – over $4 billion – have precluded Honduras as field for capital ________ thereby reinforcing its status as a banana republic.
FinanceInvestmentStockBond (finance)

Question 2: Later that day, after the military flew Zelaya to ________, the National Congress voted him out of office and elected congressional leader Roberto Micheletti as acting president.
MexicoNicaraguaCosta RicaDominican Republic

Question 3: In 1910, Zemurray hired a gang of armed thugs, including Lee Christmas from ________, to stage a coup in Honduras to obtain beneficial treatment from the new government.
New OrleansBaton Rouge, LouisianaLouisianaNew Orleans metropolitan area

Question 4: It was the first military coup in Central America since the end of the ________.
Central Intelligence AgencyVietnam WarCold WarJoseph Stalin

Question 5: The book is based on Henry's 1896-97 stay in ________, while hiding from federal authorities for embezzlement in the United States.
HondurasGuatemalaDominican RepublicNicaragua

Question 6: [1] The first known use of the term banana republic was by American author ________ in his 1904 book of linked short stories, Cabbages and Kings.
Columbus, OhioAustin, TexasO. HenryO. Henry's Full House

Question 7: Baker, who initially bought bananas from Central America and sold them in ________ at a 1,000% profit.
BostonMassachusettsDenverPhoenix, Arizona

Question 8: The Standard Fruit Company, now named ________, was established in 1924 by the Vaccaro Brothers.
PepsiCoDole Food CompanyChiquita Brands InternationalSanford B. Dole

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