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Desecheo Island: Quiz


Question 1: From 1952 to 1964 the ________ used Desecheo for survival training.
Air Force Reserve CommandAir National GuardUnited States Air ForceCivil Air Patrol

Question 2: [4][5] Attempts to allow public access to Desecheo, and the island of Navassa which is located between ________ and Jamaica, were made in the U.S.
Tortuga (Haiti)Port-au-PrinceCap-HaïtienHaiti

Question 3: ________ | Vieques | Culebra | Caja de Muertos | Desecheo | Mona | Monito
United States Virgin IslandsSan Juan, Puerto RicoPuerto RicoUnited States

Question 4: The lack of surface water limits its ________ to thorny shrubs, small trees, weeds and various cacti, including the endangered Harrisia portoricensis.

Question 5: Because of a healthy reef and clear waters, with common visibility ranging from 30 to 45 metres (98 to 150 ft), Desecheo is a very popular place for ________ fans.
Tian Liang (diver)Greg LouganisDivingFu Mingxia

Question 6: It is believed that the island has been isolated, at least, since the ________.
Great American InterchangeGeologic time scalePlioceneMiocene

Question 7: It was discovered by ________ during his second voyage to the New World, however it was not named until 1517 by Spanish explorer Nuñez Alvarez de Aragón.
Christopher ColumbusSpainAmericasDominican Republic

Question 8: Desecheo is a small uninhabited island of the archipelago of Puerto Rico located in the northeast of the Mona Passage; 21 km from the west coast (Punta Higüero) of the main island of Puerto Rico and 50 km northeast of ________.
Mona, Puerto RicoPonce, Puerto RicoVieques, Puerto RicoSan Juan, Puerto Rico

Question 9: During ________, and until 1952, the island was used as a bombing range by the United States Armed Forces.
Soviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War II


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