10 most difficult South America riddlesSouth America 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.
Which country won the most cups in the Copa América's history?
Uruguay has the most championships in the tournament's history, with 15 cups. Next are Argentina (14); Brazil (8); Chile, Paraguay, and Peru (2 cups each).
What did the first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?
The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.
Which direction are Easter Island moai facing?
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.
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.
What is the currency of Ecuador?
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 also issues centavo coins (but no banknotes), identical in size and value to their U.S. cent counterparts.
Which fruit is this?
Jabuticaba is a tree native to Minas Gerais and São Paulo states in Brazil. It is grown for its purplish-black, white-pulped fruits resembling grapes. They can be eaten raw or be used to make juice, jellies, jams, wines and liqueurs.
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.
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.