Barbados True or False Quiz

April 25, 2021Tom Spruce
sea turtle in Barbados

Try our Barbados true or false quiz now and prove how much you know about the country? Can you guess all these correctly?

Don’t panic we’re not going to go all Jeremy Paxman on you. We just want to know if you know your apples when it comes to the famous island. Our Barbados true or false quiz is designed to find out.

We bet he knows all about Barbados, he’s majestic

Barbados is a beautiful country, known for its picture-perfect coastline, stunning rums and it’s bustling capital city Bridgetown.

But we all know that, we’re interested on how much else you know. 


Take the Barbados True or False Quiz now

True or False

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Barbados used to be British
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the Queen Flickr | Home Office
True! In fact: there's still a picture of the queen which smiles back you from whilst your in the queue for immmigration

True or False

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Rihanna was born in Saint James, Barbados
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Rihanna
False! She was actually born in Bridgetown, Barbados! We did a sneaky on ya!

True or False

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In Barbados it's considered good luck if a mongoose crosses your path
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Mongoose are prevalent in Barbados
True! And there's loads of mongoose in Barbados!

True or False

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Barbados means “bearded one”
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Figs
True! It was a name given to the island by the Portuguese sea captain Pedro a Campus because of the bearded fig trees which were found all over the island.

True or False

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Barbados is home to the deepest blue hole in the world
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Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas
False! That honour actually goes to the Bahamas. It's called Dean's Blue Hole which plunges 202 metres into the sea.

True or False

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In Barbados they don't use the word "very"
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Barbados man smiling to camera
True! If something is a "very tasty dish", they'll say "tasty tasty dish" or "tasty tasty tasty dish"

True or False

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Barbados also don't use the word "word"
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False! Don't be ridiculous, imagine what kind of establishment they'd be running if no one said the word "word"

True or False

Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands
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True! In fact the next slice of landmass east of Barbados is Cape Verde, just off mainland Africa

True or False

The last hurricane to hit Barbados came in 2018
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False! It's actually been over 40 years since a twister struck the island - making it one of the safest islands to visit in the off-season

True or False

Barbados is home to green monkeys
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True! They are actually known as Barbados Green Monkeys or Sabaeus Monkeys. Green monkeys... who knew!?

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Need to do some more research?

If you got a low score on the quiz, don’t panic. All that means is you probably need to get a little more research under your belt. 

And where’s better for researching Barbados than the place itself?

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