10 most difficult Brazil riddles A list of ten (out of 23) Brazil related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Brazil quiz 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.very hard 26% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson26%Marco PoloMarco Polo8%Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus47%Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci17%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 3120 answers in 2 languages »Peru riddles » 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. he 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.very hard 34% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus12%Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias24%Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral34%Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9017 answers in 2 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » 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 Maio (May 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.very hard 35% Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)26%Flor de Dezembro (December flower)Flor de Dezembro (December flower)22%Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)35%Flor de Papai Noel (Father Christmas Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Father Christmas Flower)15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13434 answers in 3 languages »geography of Brazil riddles » What do harpy eagles mainly eat?Sloths. Research conducted in a nesting site in Brazil concluded that the harpy's prey basis was composed in 79% by sloths. In a similar research venture in Panama, 53% of captures were sloths.hard 42% birdsbirds10%rodentsrodents32%slothssloths42%fishfish13%Created by: José Álvarez. Statistics based on 12751 answers in 5 languages »birds of prey riddles » Which country borders Brazil and Panama?Colombia borders Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.hard 42% EcuadorEcuador19%VenezuelaVenezuela29%ColombiaColombia42%NicaraguaNicaragua8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3965 answers in 9 languages »South America riddles » Which large river flows through Rio de Janeiro? ("rio" is Portuguese for "river")None. 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.hard 48% JaneiroJaneiro30%La PlataLa Plata15%CorcovadoCorcovado6%NoneNone48%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 20317 answers in 5 languages »geography of South America riddles » If you sailed along the line of latitude east from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which country would you hit first?Namibia. 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.hard 48% AustraliaAustralia13%AngolaAngola19%NamibiaNamibia48%South AfricaSouth Africa18%Created by: Rafeh. Statistics based on 24375 answers in 2 languages »country names riddles » What is the most populous city in Brazil?São Paulo with its 11 Million inhabitants (up to 27M in Greater São Paulo) is the largest city not only in Brazil, but also the largest in the southern hemisphere and the Americas.hard 50% Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro33%São PauloSão Paulo50%BrasiliaBrasilia8%Buenos AiresBuenos Aires7%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 17354 answers in 3 languages »cities of South America riddles » Which architect designed the famous cathedral in Brasilia?Oscar Niemeyer. In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek, newly elected Brazilian president, visited Niemeyer: ‘I am going to build a new capital for this country and I want you to help me’. Niemeyer organized a competition for the lay-out of Brasília, the new capital, and the winner was the project of his old master and great friend, Lúcio Costa. Niemeyer would design the buildings, Lucio the plan of the city. hard 50% Frank GehryFrank Gehry8%Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer50%Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren22%Le CorbusierLe Corbusier18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12992 answers in 3 languages »cathedrals riddles » What is the largest city in Brazil?São Paulo. The four largest cities in Brazil are São Paulo (11.9 million), Rio de Janeiro (6.5 million), Salvador, Bahia (2.9 million) and Brasília (2.9 million).hard 56% São PauloSão Paulo56%Salvador, BahiaSalvador, Bahia1%Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro34%BrasíliaBrasília7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6728 answers in 9 languages »cities riddles » Play Brazil quiz and see all the questions.