10 most difficult Brazil riddlesBrazil quiz
What are the descendants of Indians, white, black and yellow ancestors?
Pardo is a term used in the Portuguese and Spanish colonies in the Americas to refer to the multiracial descendants of Europeans, Indigenous Americans, South Asians, and West Africans. The term "pardo" is more commonly used to refer to mixed-race Brazilians, individuals with varied racial ancestries.
Over how many countries is the Amazonia spread?
Amazonia is a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America. It encompasses 7,000,000 km2, of which 5,500,000 km2 are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
This is Schlumbergera, commonly called Christmas Cactus, because it flowers in winter. What is it called in southeast Brazil, where it occurs in the wild?
Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)
Flor de Dezembro (December flower)
Flor de Maio (May flower)
Flor de Papai Noel (Father Christmas Flower)
In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern hemisphere.
Which European was the first to discover America?
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.
Who was the first European navigator to reach Brazil?
Pedro Álvares Cabral
On 15 February 1500, Cabral was appointed a commander of a fleet sailing for India. The fleet crossed the Equator on 9 April, and sailed westward as far as possible from the African continent in what was known as the Volta do mar (literally "turn of the sea") navigational technique. They landed in a land they took for an unknown island and named Ilha de Vera Cruz (Island of the True Cross), which in fact was Brazil.
If you sailed along the line of latitude east from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which country would you hit first?
If you sail on a ship exactly from Rio and follow the line of latitude to the east, first of all you would hit the coast of Namibia.
Which large river flows through Rio de Janeiro? ("rio" is Portuguese for "river")
The Portuguese were the Europeans who encountered Guanabara Bay on January 1,1502. They took it for a large river, which they named "Rio de Janeiro" ("January River"). Later it was discovered, that the presumed river was in fact a gulf, but the name remained.
How much population does Brazil have?
around 70 million
around 170 million
around 200 million
around 270 million
The contemporary ethnic composition of Brazil is a reflection of its history. 47.7% of Brazilians are white people, 43.1%, Negro 7.6%, Indians 0.4%; Asians account for 1.1%.