10 most difficult geography of South America riddles A list of ten (out of 27) geography of South America related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Geography of South America quiz What is the currency of Ecuador?U.S. dollar. Just like Panama and El Salvador, the official currency of Ecuador is the U.S. Dollar. The switch from Sucre to USD in 2000 helped the country to achieve economic stability. Ecuador issues also centavo coins (but no banknotes), identical in size and value to their U.S. cent counterparts.very hard 31% solsol19%realreal13%pesopeso34%U.S. dollarU.S. dollar31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8684 answers in 4 languages »currencies riddles » What is the second most populous country in South America?Colombia. The population of Colombia (47M) is larger than Argentina (41M), Peru (30M) and Venezuela (30M)very hard 31% ArgentinaArgentina46%ColombiaColombia31%PeruPeru9%VenezuelaVenezuela12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6169 answers in 2 languages »demographics riddles » Which direction are Easter Island moai facing?Inland. There is only one ahu (group of statues), Ahu Akivi, with moai facing the ocean. It is unusual also by being one of the few inland ahus. At all other ahus (including all coastal ones) moai face inland.very hard 33% inlandinland33%seasea38%volcanovolcano11%easteast16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9520 answers in 2 languages »Chile 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.very hard 34% approx. 350 000approx. 350 0009%approx. 800 000approx. 800 00021%approx. 2 millionapprox. 2 million34%over 7 millionover 7 million34%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 13340 answers in 2 languages »Peru riddles » What is the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center?Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft). Chimborazo location along the equatorial bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center. Despite being 2,580 m (8,465 ft) lower in elevation above sea level than Mount Everest, it is 2,168 m (7,113 ft) farther from the Earth's center.very hard 34% Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)33%Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)34%Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)13%Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)17%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 7837 answers in 5 languages »mountains riddles » This is Schlumbergera, commonly called Christmas Cactus, because it flowers in winter. How 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 flowe)Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)22%Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)35%Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13268 answers in 2 languages »geography of Brazil riddles » Which large lake is visible at this satellite image?Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is surrounded by the Andes. It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft).hard 42% TiticacaTiticaca42%HuronHuron8%BaikalBaikal25%VictoriaVictoria22%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12409 answers in 2 languages »satellite photos riddles » To which country islands known as Islas Malvinas belong?United Kingdom. Islas Malvinas is the name used in Argentina for Falkland Islands. The islands are controlled by United Kingdom, however Argentina has also claimed the soverignty over the islands since it gained independence in 1816.hard 47% ArgentinaArgentina33%ChileChile10%United KingdomUnited Kingdom47%NobodyNobody8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 18407 answers in 2 languages »Argentina 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 19932 answers in 4 languages »Age of Discovery 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 17144 answers in 2 languages »cities of South America riddles » Play geography of South America quiz and see all the questions.