History and Culture
1) What year was VINP founded?
2) What is the name of the colorful, masked, stilted walkers seen at Virgin Islands festivals and celebrations.
A: Moko Jumbie
3) Normally harvested in Sept-Oct, these small fruits are blended with rum, sugar, and spices to make a traditional Christmas holiday drink.
4) The main three ingredients used in the mortar to build sugar factories was lime or sand, animal hair and what?
5) What is the title of the book by John Lonzo Anderson that tells the story of the slave rebellion of 1733?
A: Night of the Silent Drums
6) In the year 1450, according to archeaological records, St. John was inhabited by which indigenous people?
A: The Taino
7) Fungi (pronounced foon-ji) is a traditional staple food of the Virgin Islands. What is the main ingredient?
1) What is the official flower of the US Virgin Islands?
A: Ginger Thomas, yellow cedar, yellow trumpet bush, yellow elder (Tecoma stans)
2) What is the local name for the Smooth-billed Ani bird?
A: Black Witch
3) What tree, with buttressed roots, produces a seed pod that was used to fill life jackets?
A: kapok, silk-cotton tree
4) What is the only mammal native to St John?
5) Green sea turtles eat sea grass, what do hawksbill sea turtles primarily eat?
6) What is the common name of our local wasp species?
A: Jack Spaniards
7) Named after their loud night-time mating call, a coqui is what type of animal?
1) At what historic plantation ruin would you find a mature baobab tree?
A: Sieben Ruins
2) What is the furthest south point of St. John called?
A: Ram Head
3) If you walked down the L'Esperance Trail, up the Reef Bay Trail, and down the Maria Hope Trail, where would you end up?
A: Maho Bay
4) The Reef Bay Trail features a short detour to a fresh water spring and rock art carving site called what?
A: The petroglyphs
5) Who or what is Trunk Bay named after?
A: leatherback sea turtle
6) What is the highest point of St. John?
A: Bordeaux Mountain
7) One of St. John's most popular snorkel spots is located about a mile East of Annaberg plantation ruins at the end of the Leinster Bay Trail. Adventurous snorkelers will swim around the cay known by what name?
A: Waterlemon Cay