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South America

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
How much do you know about this continent’s history, geography and culture?

Question 1:


One of the most notable civilizations of pre-Columbian America was the Inca Empire. The Incas referred to their king by what title?
"Child of the lands"
"Child of the mountains"
"Child of the winds"
"Child of the sun"

Question 2:

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South America is home to the world's highest free-falling waterfall, Angel Falls, located in which country?
Argentina
Venezuela
Bolivia
Peru


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Question 3:


With 51% of the continent's population, Spanish is the most widely spoken language in South America.
False
True

Question 4:


At the record altitude of 3,600 meters (11,811 feet), La Paz, serves as capital of which South American country?
Colombia
Bolivia
Paraguay
Chile

Question 5:


What is the official language of the smallest sovereign state of South America, Suriname?
French
Spanish
Dutch
Portuguese

Question 6:


Which of the following South American countries is paired with the wrong capital?
Colombia - Santiago
Uruguay - Montevideo
Paraguay - Asunción
Ecuador - Quito

Question 7:

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The sheep-like Alpaca is a typical part of the South American wildlife.
True
False


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Question 8:


Which of these is a music genre NOT typical for South America?
None of these
Cumbia
Samba
Tango

Question 9:


The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume. Because of its dimensions it has been nicknamed The River Sea. What width does the Amazon River reach at its widest point during the dry season?
35 km (21 mi)
3 km (2 mi)
7 km (4 mi)
11 km (7 mi)

Question 10:


What makes the South American Atacama Desert one of the driest places on Earth?
The lava flows
The acid rains
The proximity to the Andes
The altitude of the desert

 


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