10 most difficult America riddlesAmerica quiz
Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?
it is not known
The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time.
Where is the world's second largest hot lake located?
in New Zealand
The Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica's World Heritage site. It is the second-largest hot lake in the world after the Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand. Its temperature range is from 180 to 197 °F (82–92 °C) along the edges, but at the centre it is actively boiling.
Where was John Cabot from? (the discoverer of Newfoundland and Labrador)
John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America.
Who was the first to use the term "America"?
The name America was first recorded in 1507. Christie's auction house says a two-dimensional globe created by Martin Waldseemüller was the earliest recorded use of the term. America derives from Americus, the Latin version of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci's first name.
Which country of Central America is the most populous?
With over 14 million inhabitants, Guatemala is almost twice as populous as Honduras (7.4M) and Nicaragua (5.7M), even though both Honduras and Nicaragua are larger by area.
Who created Scrabble?
Edgar Allan Poe
In 1938, American architect Alfred Mosher Butts created the game as a variation on an earlier word game he invented called Lexiko. In 1948, James Brunot bought the rights to manufacture the game in exchange for granting Butts a royalty on every unit sold. There are around 4,000 Scrabble clubs around the world.
What animal is that?
The northern tamandua is an anteater occurring in tropical and subtropical forests from southern Mexico, through Central America, and to the edge of the northern Andes. Like other anteaters, they can communicate with each other by leaving scent marks with their anal scent glands.
What state, as the last in 1995, ratified the abolition of slavery, the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution?
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery was ratified after three-fourths of the states backed it in December 1865. Four remaining states all eventually ratified the amendment -- except for Mississippi. Mississippi voted to ratify the amendment in 1995 - 148 years later -- thanks to the movie "Lincoln."
Where is the Sambro Island Lighthouse located?
Sambro Island Lighthouse is a landfall lighthouse located on an island near the community of Sambro in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the oldest surviving lighthouse in North America. It first lit in 1758 and it became automated in 1988. The lighthouse is 25 m tall.
Cocos Island is a part of...
Cocos Island is located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 550 km from the Pacific shore of Costa Rica. It is an island designated as a National Park that does not allow inhabitants other than Costa Rican Park Rangers. It became UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1997.