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Mayagüez, Puerto Rico: Quiz


Question 1: Aponte was reportedly offered $250,000 by ________ to sell his original recipe once, to which he refused.
BacardiBurger KingFidel CastroCuba

Question 2: Originally the settlement was named Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Mayagüez (Our Lady of Candelaria of Mayagüez) to evoke an apparition of the Virgin Mary on the island of Tenerife, one of the ________.
AndalusiaMelillaSpainCanary Islands

Question 3: Today it is known as the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) — the Caribbean's leading science and ________ institution.
EngineeringElectrical engineeringMechanical engineeringCivil engineering

Question 4: Mayagüez was also a major textile industry hub; until very recently, almost a quarter of all drill uniforms used by the ________ were sewn in the city.
United States armed forcesUnited States ArmyUnited States Army AfricaUnited States Marine Corps

Question 5: ________ currently serves the airport with 5 daily flights to San Juan during the high season and three daily flights during the low season[citation needed].
Cape AirRepublic AirlinesColgan AirComair

Question 6: Salsa artist Frankie Ruiz, born in ________, was also raised in Mayagüez.
Paterson, New JerseyElizabeth, New JerseyClifton, New JerseyPassaic, New Jersey

Question 7: Rex Cream's Ice Cream - established in the mid-1960s by Chinese migrants who came to Puerto Rico by the way of ________, Rex Cream is a chain of ice cream parlors that had its heyday in the late 1970s.
Dominican RepublicCosta RicaNicaraguaMexico

Question 8: Originally bottled by hand by the bartender since the mid-1970s, "Sangría de Fido" has a sizeable reputation outside Puerto Rico, and can claim tasters from as far away as ________ and Spain.
San Jose, CaliforniaLos AngelesSacramento, CaliforniaCalifornia

Question 9: Most of the town's settlers, including its founders, originally migrated from the archipelago, whose patron saint is the ________.
ChaxiraxiVirgin of CandelariaGuanchesCanary Islands in pre-colonial times

Question 10: In July 2007 ________ opened a customer support service center for its aerospace and information technology divisions in the city.
General ElectricChevron CorporationIBMHoneywell

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