Peru questions This is a list of recently added questions about Peru. Play Peru quiz and see all the questions. The mysterious and enigmatic lines of Nazca Peru are the example of ...Geoglyphs . The Nazca culture is famous for its desert line drawings. On the ground level, they cannot be discerned, but from a higher elevation, they can be seen forming coherent nature drawings, usually of animals. There are innumerable formations of both animals geometric designs. Created by: Tschuka hard 49% GeoLite GeoLite 89Geoglyphs Geoglyphs 211The reliefsThe reliefs85SculptureSculpture40history riddles » Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.Created by: smyruvery hard 26% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson804Marco PoloMarco Polo248Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus1437Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci520discoverers riddles » What is the capital city of Peru?Lima is old - it was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. The National University of San Marcos, founded in 1551, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 83% CuscoCusco441LimaLima5547QuitoQuito223La PazLa Paz451cities of South America riddles » What was the capital of the Inca Empire?Cuzco. The city is located at the elevation of 3,400 m (11,200 ft). In 2007, it had a population of 358,935. The Spanish conquistadors adopted the local name, transliterating it into Spanish as Cuzco. In 1976, it was changed to Cusco, and in 1990, to Qosqo. However, older spelling (with the most common Cuzco) is also accepted.Created by: Hitter smasheraverage 63% QuitoQuito1816LimaLima2263CuzcoCuzco14629TeotihuacanTeotihuacan4205Amerindians riddles » Which language do words puma, condor and coca come from?Quechua had already expanded across wide ranges of the central Andes long even before the Incas. In fact, the Cuzco variety was not the more widespread. Today, the language and its vocabulary is still popular in the Andes. In rural Bolivia, many Quechua words are as commonly used as their Spanish counterparts, even in entirely Spanish-speaking areas. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 57% SpanishSpanish1759PortuguesePortuguese1684QuechuaQuechua5950TupiTupi996Indians riddles » What is the most widely spoken language family of the indigenous peoples of the Americas?Quechua is spoken in the Andes by some 8 to 10 million speakers. Today, Quechua has the status of an official language in Bolivia and Peru, along with Spanish.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 61% ArawakanArawakan1006QuechuaQuechua6210TupiTupi1515Uto-AztecanUto-Aztecan1418South America riddles » In South America, what is the typical reason for breeding guinea pigs?Food. Guinea Pig is traditional food in the Andes. Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year. Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to increase consumption of the animal outside South America.Created by: Kasiaaverage 60% PetsPets1715Laboratory animalsLaboratory animals2564FoodFood9602FursFurs1901animals of South America riddles » Where do guinea pigs come from?The Andes. Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea. The origin of its common name is unclear, it may be a re-analysis of "Guyana", though they originate from the Andes and not Guyana.Created by: Kasiahard 40% Guinea (Africa)Guinea (Africa)2515New GuineaNew Guinea4222The AndesThe Andes5830MexicoMexico1929rodents riddles » The Pacific War took place in the South America in years 1879 to 1883. Which territory was the conflict zone?Atacama Desert. In the 19th century, there were no clear borders defined between Peru, Bolivia and Chile in the area of the Atacama desert. This became a problem with the discovery of valuable sodium nitrate deposits in the area.Created by: Kasiavery hard 26% Central AndesCentral Andes890Atacama DesertAtacama Desert2116PatagoniaPatagonia2062Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands2920Chile riddles » What is the population of Lima?Over 7 million. Lima is one of the largest and the oldest colonial city in the Americas. It was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12, 1551, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.Created by: Kasiavery hard 34% approx. 350 000approx. 350 0001311approx. 800 000approx. 800 0002887approx. 2 millionapprox. 2 million4533over 7 millionover 7 million4588geography of South America riddles » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.