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South American Quiz

How much do you know about the countries that make up South America? 15 Questions.

 
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1

In which South American country would you find the Essequibo and the Corentyne rivers?

  • Venezuela
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay

2

Which of the following is not an example of a rainforest animal?

  • Puff Adder
  • Red Eyed Tree Frog
  • Toucan

3

What per cent of the Earth's surface does South America make up?

  • 2.5
  • 3.5
  • 4.5

4

Which famous scientist came up with the "Theory of Evolution" whilst visiting The Galapagos Islands?

  • James Cook
  • David Livingston
  • Charles Darwin

5

Match these South American countries with their capital cities.

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Paraguay
  • Chile
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela

Right

  • Santiago
  • Paramaribo
  • Asuncion
  • Caracas

6

What was discovered in Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo in 1914?

  • Gold
  • Diamond
  • Oil

7

What South American country is the longest from North to South?

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Paraguay

8

What South American country is considered to be the leading exporter of roses?

  • Equador
  • Argentina
  • Columbia

9

What is South America's largest River?

  • Orinoco
  • Putomayo
  • Amazon

10

Which European country was Suriname's main colonizer?

  • The Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • France

11

Which South American country will host the 2014 football World Cup ?

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Venezuela

12

Who was the President of Argentina at the time of the Falklands invasion in 1982 ?

  • President Alvarez
  • General Pinochet
  • President Galtieri

13

Which fictional character from children's literature came from Darkest Peru ?

  • Rupert Bear
  • Paddington Bear
  • Barbar the Elephant

14

Who reached No.1 in the UK charts in 1977 with 'Don't cry for me, Argentina ' ?

  • Elaine Paige
  • Barbara Dickson
  • Julie Covington

15

What is the traditional name used to describe South American cowboys?

  • Vacqueros
  • Jugos
  • Gauchos

 

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