10 most difficult Peru riddlesPeru quiz
The Pacific War took place in the South America in the years 1879 to 1883. Which territory was the conflict zone?
In the 19th century, there were no clear borders defined between Peru, Bolivia and Chile in the area of the Atacama desert. This became a problem with the discovery of valuable sodium nitrate deposits in the area.
What is the population of Lima?
approx. 350 000
approx. 800 000
approx. 2 million
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.
What is the second-largest city in Peru after Lima?
Lima is the largest city and capital of Peru. Arequipa, located in the south, is the second largest city in Peru. It is famous for having many volcanoes and having the Colca Canyons. Cuzco is the 7th largest city in Peru, Iquitos is 6th, and Callao is not in the top ten largest cities.
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.
Where is Huascarán mountain?
Huascarán is a mountain in the Peruvian province of Yungay situated in the Cordillera Blanca range of the western Andes. The highest southern summit of Huascarán is the highest point in Peru.
Where do guinea pigs come from?
Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea. The origin of its common name is unclear, it may be a re-analysis of "Guyana", though they originate from the Andes and not Guyana.
Where does this dog originate?
The Peruvian Hairless Dog, also known as the Viringo, is native to South America
Who was the last ruler of the Inca Empire?
Manco Inca Yupanqui
Túpac Amaru was the last indigenous monarch of the Neo-Inca State, remnants of the Inca Empire in Vilcabamba, Peru. He led the last brief rebellion against the Spanish, which resulted with his capture and execution in 1572. His last words were: "Pacha Kamaq (Quechua, Creator of the World), witness how my enemies shed my blood."
What is the name of knotted strings that the Incas used for sending messages and keeping records, as an alternative to writing?
A quipu usually consisted of cotton or camelid fiber strings. The Inca people used them for collecting data and keeping records, monitoring tax obligations, properly collecting census records, calendrical information, and for military organization.