Gunfight between Haiti police and soldiers ends Carnival

Q: After a six-hour gun battle between police and soldiers outside Haiti’s presidential palace, officials canceled Carnival, the nation’s biggest celebration of the year. Where is the nation of Haiti on the western side of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola?

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Q: Soldiers in the newly mobilized Haitian Armed Forces confronted police protesting for more pay as they marched into the main square of the nation’s capital. What is the capital of Haiti?

A. La Isabella

B. La Navidad

C. Port-au-Prince

D. Santo Domingo

Q: When Columbus returned to La Navidad in 1493, all the sailors were dead and the fort burned. He then set up La Isabella and later Santo Domingo, which is now the capital of what other nation on the island of Hispaniola?

A. Dominican Republic

B. Grenada

C. Jamaica

D. Saint Martin

Q: What is the official language of Haiti?

A. English

B. French

C. Italian

D. Spanish

Q: The first American republic, the United States, refused to recognize the new nation lead by former slaves. What effect did the Haitian Revolution have on the United States?

A. Helped double U.S. size

B. Helped spread slavery

C. Helped trigger Civil War

D. All of the above

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