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South American Quiz

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(31 votes)
12 questions
English
Test your knowledge about South American history,geography and culture.
1

What is the largest River in South America?

Amazon River

Nile River

Orinoco River

Purus River

Easy  85% got this right

The Amazon River once flowed in the opposite direction towards the Pacific Ocean around 65 and 145 million years ago.
2
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What is the traditional dance style associated with Argentina, known for its intricate footwork

Tango

Easy  94% got this right

In 2014, Hawaiian dance teachers Brett and Jennifer Griswold danced the Argentine Tango for 38 and 30 minutes.
3
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Which famous 15th century city is located on mountain in Peru?

Machu Picchu

Easy  92% got this right

Up to an estimated 300 and 1000 people lived in Machu Picchu during the 1400s
4

The Atacama desert is one of the driest place on earth. Can you locate it?

Hard  32% got this right

Atacama is perfect for stargazing. Its lack of clouds and high altitude brings us closer to the stars to observe them.
5

Which South American country is landlocked and bordered by 3 other countries?

Paraguay

Bolivia

Guyana

Uruguay

39% got this right

Paraguay is one of the few Latin American countries to have kept its native language official Guaraní.
6

What is the official language of Guyana?

English

French

Portuguese

Spanish

Hard  23% got this right

Guyana used to be a british colony. The country had relations with many colonial EU powers like France UK and the Dutch
7

Which South American country is the world's leading producer of coffee?

Brazil

Argentina

Colombia

Venezuela

Hard  29% got this right

In 2021, Brazil exported 3.2 million 60-killo sacks of coffee. Thats 3 times as much as Colombia.
8

Which ancient South American civilization built the stone city of Machu Picchu?

Inca Empire

Maya Civilization

Moche Culture

Toltec

58% got this right

The Incas were mostly vegan. Guinea pig was the main source of animal protein which was reserved for special occasions.
9

Which one is the capital of Suriname?

Paramaribo

Asunción

Oranjestad

Port Of Spain

48% got this right

The inner city of Paramaribo was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002.
10

Place the following countries from the MOST to LEAST population.

1.

Venezuela

2.

Chile

3.

Ecuador

4.

Bolivia

Easy  89% got this right

Venezuela-28,838,499 Chile-19,629,590 Ecuador-18,190,484 Bolivia-12,388,571
11

How many official languages does Bolivia have?

1
37
55

Hard  18% got this right

Bolivia has 37 languages. Like other South American countries, Spanish is the most widely spoken.
12

The Falklands War in 1982 was fought between Argentina and which other country over the control of the Falkland Islands?

The United Kingdom

France

Portugal

Spain

Easy  84% got this right

The Falkland War was a ten-week undeclared war between Argentina and the UK in 1982 over 2 british dependent territories