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.
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.
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.
Pedro II was the last tsar of..?
Dom Pedro II (1825 – 1891), nicknamed "the Magnanimous", was the second and last monarch of the Empire of Brazil, reigning for over 58 years. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, the seventh child of Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil and Empress Dona Maria Leopoldina. Pedro II steadfastly pushed through the abolition of slavery despite opposition from powerful political and economic interests
What do harpy eagles mainly eat?
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.
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.
What Brazilian musical instrument is widely associated with capoeira?
The berimbau is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil. Originally from Africa where it receives different names, the berimbau was eventually incorporated into the practice of the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira. It leads the capoeiristas movement in the roda; the faster the berimbau is playing, the faster the capoeirista moves in the game.