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Brazil Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Brazil?
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Last updated: May 16, 2020
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First submittedJuly 12, 2013
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Capital city
Brasília
Official language
Portuguese
Longest river
Amazon
Most populous cities
São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
The only South American countries
that Brazil doesn't border
Chile
Ecuador
Celebration held for five days
before Ash Wednesday
Carnival
Genre of music played at the above
Samba
Name for a Brazilian shanty town
Favela
Brazil is the #1 producer of this bean
Coffee
Hint
Answer
Most famous beaches
Copacabana
Ipanema
All-time leading men's
World Cup goalscorers
Ronaldo
Pelé
Controversial President
elected in 2018
Jair Bolsonaro
Currency
Real
Slogan on the flag
Ordem e Progresso
Waterfalls on the Argentina
border
Iguazu Falls
Most famous statue
Christ the Redeemer
What was outlawed in 1888
Slavery
101 Comments
+11
Level 91
Jul 27, 2013
Isn't Ipanema as famous as Copacabana?
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2013
I thought it was too, since I only know the Copacabana as the hottest club north of Havana.
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Level 26
Jul 27, 2013
Never heard of Ipanema.
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Level 37
Feb 16, 2019
Never heard of "the girl from Ipanema?" (Tall and tan, and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking and when she passes, each man she passes goes "aaaaaaaaaahhhh" ...)
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Level 43
Jul 8, 2020
OMG! NEVER!?
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Level ∞
Jul 29, 2013
Changed the question to name the two most famous beaches.
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2016
Before I started with Jetpunk, I knew Copacabana as the famous beach and Ipanema as the place from a famous song, didn't even know it was a beach.
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Level 90
Feb 18, 2019
I knew both of them from famous songs.
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Level 75
Jul 7, 2020
Same here - now I'll be hearing Barry Manilow in my head for the rest of the day. Why couldn't it be Getz & Gilberto instead?
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Level 64
Mar 27, 2020
To clarify, both of these names are the subjects of famous songs. "The Girl from Ipanema" is about the Brazilian beach, and "Copacabana" is about the New York nightclub named after the Brazilian Beach.
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Level 56
Sep 25, 2022
Is the single most expensive and prestigious borough in the entire country's only claim to fame abroad really just some nighclub in America named after it?
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Level 22
Apr 14, 2021
Never heard of Ipanema
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Level 52
May 6, 2014
Why is Pele mentioned as World cup top scorer?
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Level 76
Jun 23, 2014
Because he and Ronaldo are the top two World Cup Brazilian goal scorers
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Level 25
May 16, 2018
Usually because he is one of the top goal scorers in the World Cup.
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Level 93
Nov 21, 2019
77 goals in 92 games for Brazil (12 in the World Cup).
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Level 48
Dec 27, 2021
Although #2 is Ali Daei (Iran)
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2022
It's abouth the top brazilian ones.
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Level 37
Feb 6, 2023
It's so sad what happened to Pele
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Level 54
Nov 9, 2015
Got 'em all but "Ordem". If the quiz had said "Ordem e ____" I would have remembered "Progresso". haha.
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Level 72
Feb 16, 2019
But it is on the picture icon for the quiz!!!!!!!
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2020
Not anymore!
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Level 77
Dec 17, 2015
Thank you Fast and the Furious thanks to that movie I know what a Brazilian shanty town is called.
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Level 64
Mar 27, 2020
Aha. I got them all except "favela," and I was confused how so many people knew that one. Now I know.
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Level 90
Jul 7, 2020
If there's one thing those movies are good for...
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Level 62
Jul 7, 2020
learned it from Call of Duty Modern Warfare lmao
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Level 62
Jul 26, 2020
I learned it from Rainbow Six: Siege lol
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Level 24
Apr 15, 2023
Learned it from Carmen Sandiego
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Level 72
Dec 17, 2015
You forgot HUEHUEHUE
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Level 53
Dec 20, 2015
Damn I knew it was favela but thought it had 2 ls!
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Level 71
Dec 27, 2015
Isn't it funny that I went to Brazil on the day the quiz was featured
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Level 70
Jan 7, 2019
I was eating Brazil Nuts while doing the quiz........!
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Level 68
Mar 26, 2020
I got a Brazilian wax after doing the quiz.
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Level 56
Jun 24, 2020
papaoutai
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Level 48
Jul 9, 2020
I was not wearing a bra, nor was my house listed on Zillo while taking the quiz
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Level 93
Aug 4, 2020
weird, me too
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Level 34
Aug 23, 2023
Funny, I was also in Brazil while taking the quiz.

Because I live here.

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Level 81
Jan 6, 2019
I missed the Silva answer because I thought it was actually his name!
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2019
Could you please at least accept "Iguaçu Falls"? It is actually the Brazilian spelling of the name anyway (Iguaçu is Portuguese, Iguazu is Spanish).
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2019
Okay
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Level 78
Jun 12, 2019
What about Iguassu or Iguasu? And why not "Mardi Gras"?
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2020
Mardi Gras is only one day. Carnival is almost a whole week.
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Level 44
Oct 23, 2020
I typed Iguacu, and it was accepted, but the name coming up was Iguazu. Why? One would think the Brazilian name and spelling would be prefered in a Brazilian quiz than the Argentinian name!
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Level 68
Sep 11, 2022
I tried several spellings for the falls then moved on. Also missed Ordem.
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Level 24
Apr 15, 2023
Yeah
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Level 28
Jul 10, 2024
Are you the same person who kept jumping into quizzes asking to accept "Sakartvelo" for "Georgia" and "Shqipërisë" for Albania?
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Level 79
Feb 19, 2019
I spelt 'favela' as 'favella'...
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Level 81
Jul 15, 2020
Favella with two "l"s should be accepted. It is an accepted alternate spelling according to the interwebs. There are a few comments that people missed it because of the double L. Loving this country a day series.
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Level 52
Apr 8, 2020
It’s good that most of my ancestry is Brazilian. Also nothing about the dance-fighting martial art of capoeira?
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Level 83
May 16, 2020
And caipirinha
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Level 80
Nov 30, 2021
And capybara
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Level 67
May 17, 2020
There is an error in the question about the President. He was inaugurated on January 01, 2019, but he was not "elected" in 2019.

The run-off election took place on October 28, 2018.

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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
Fixed
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Level 43
Jul 9, 2020
Yes, it is.
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Level 70
May 23, 2020
I didn't know that was what shanty town meant! I honestly thought it was a town full of singing sailors.. As in a shanty choir... I already thought, what an interesting and curious question/fact hah.

I guess I learned a new meaning of the word shanty today.

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Level 28
Jul 2, 2020
People give too much importance to "favelas", most of Brazilians never saw in real life, the same thing with the amazon and carnival.
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Level 43
Jul 2, 2020
Yes...
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Level 43
Jul 2, 2020
Carnival and slums... things that for foreigners are nothing much. That's because they don't live here... But why is the Amazon there? She is very important here for Brazil.
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Level 68
Jul 7, 2020
too much importance to "favelas"?? could be because they are home to 12 million people nationwide??? Ok, the same old story. As always, black and poor people really don't deserve much attention!!
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2020
@anotts Ah, yes. If you don't see something, best pretend it doesn't exist.
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Level 43
Jul 7, 2020
correa91, I'm not like that because of blacks and poor people! I say this because it is a place that does not receive due attention from the government, and the bandits "lie down and roll" there, selling their drugs, stealing, killing, etc. I do not disrespect blacks and the poor.
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Level 82
Jul 7, 2020
I guess if there was a question about trailer parks or inner city ghettos on a country quiz about the United States, I might think that this was weird, too. And perhaps indicative of some bias. Unfortunately, the international image of Brazil is one that is often linked to sprawling slums. Whether that's really fair or not.
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Level 28
Jul 7, 2020
It's like kalbahamut said.
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Level 82
Jul 7, 2020
I would say the Amazon is a pretty huge part of Brazil though... that would be closer to seeing a question about the Rocky Mountains or the Mississippi River on a USA quiz which would make total sense.
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Level 43
Jul 8, 2020
Kal, it's not like that, but foreigners find slums like a bunch of houses stuck in big cities, so they think of it as normal. But whoever lives here in Brazil, knows how sad it is. There is not a single newspaper that does not speak of the panic that these people live in these agglomerations.

Brazil has 13.6 million people living in slums, in 2020, and more than 6 thousand such communities.

You have probably heard of Rocinha's Favela, haven't you? You must think: Wow! 100,000 people in that place over there? How awesome!

Too much comma! If they could, the residents of these favelas would flee thousands of kilometers from these places! For places like this, criminals, militiamen, traffickers, etc., lie down and roll selling their drugs, shooting everywhere, confronting the police, killing people. And these people, living irregularly, food, education and health are scarce. It is a huge sadness for us, while visitors think it is not a big deal...

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Level 28
Jul 8, 2020
Indeed.
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Level 53
Jul 2, 2020
Miroslav Klose became World Cup top scorer in 2014, so that question should be removed.
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Level 78
Jul 7, 2020
I highly doubt he became Brazil's top World Cup scorer.
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Level 67
Jul 8, 2020
He did score like four goals *against* Brazil in that one game. Maybe he donated some to be nice.
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Level 43
Jul 9, 2020
Brazil X Germany? Was a real disappointment...
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Level 36
Oct 19, 2021
jmellor He scored one goal against Brazil, not four.
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Level 68
Jul 7, 2020
+1 here if you knew Iguazu Falls because of Wong Kar Wai's 1997 film Happy Together.
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Level 78
Jul 7, 2020
Knew about Iguazu Falls before but I like Wong Kar Wai, so here's +1.
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Level ∞
Jul 9, 2020
Deleted about 50 heated comments arguing about Bolsonaro. JetPunk is a not a political debate forum.
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Level ∞
Aug 16, 2020
Deleted about 10 more. Please don't make me ban you.
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Level 45
Jun 20, 2024
It apparently is, if you call Bolsonaro 'controversial' for not kowtowing to the dictate of the international radical left and there is no mention of the commnist Lula, who ran a presidential campaign from prison and made it illegal for Bolsonaro to run again, just because. If you put on biased questions, don't expect anything other than biased comments below, sorry.
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Level 48
Jul 9, 2020
It is Frank Sinatra who told me 'They got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil'.
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Level 43
Jul 9, 2020
Yes, my state (Minas Gerais) is one of the largest coffee producers in the world.
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Level 58
Jul 29, 2020
Got Ordem e Progresso but forgot Amazon... WHHYYYYYYYYYY!!!
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Level 65
Aug 2, 2020
Loved the quiz, really a few real trivia about the country. i must apologize to Quizmaster and the others about the guy (or girl) above that has argued a lot about the political controversy. Even we've got no more options for voting besides "Bolso", our country is a shame since...the last 50 years?? and that atitude indeed shows the type of thinking that is going on here right now. it's not rare these times people actually fighting on the streets because of this (i think in USA is happening something like that) while all of them, in the congress, right or left winged, are involved in scandals and laghing at our face. As we say, unless in my town: "in other countries people do crazy stuff, but Brazil is in a master level."In time: Loving the new Trivia series. going for the badge.
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Level 73
Aug 7, 2020
The picture of this quiz is crashed.
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Level ∞
Aug 7, 2020
Works for me
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Level 43
Aug 16, 2020
When the quiz appeared on the home screen, an image file appeared, not the photo itself. As a thumbnail in the quiz, it appears to me, but when I see it on the home screen, I don't see anything.
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Level 51
Aug 30, 2020
Maybe put https://www.jetpunk.com/img/user-photo-library/98/98ea354496-235.jpg in the image source tag?
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Level 59
Sep 21, 2020
Maybe it's just me, but I thought they spelled it 'Carneval'.
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2021
just u
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Level 38
Apr 15, 2021
YoU aRe GoInG tO bRaZiL
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Level 61
Apr 19, 2021
no im not
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Level 43
Sep 5, 2021
Yes you’re huehuehueheueuehue ;)
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2021
Forgive me if I am mistaken, but according to a quick internet search, Ronaldo is Portuguese, no Brazilian, and so I do not understand his relevance to this quiz.
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Level 69
Nov 16, 2021
I think you're confusing him with Christiano Ronaldo, who is Portuguese. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, whom I assume is who the quiz is talking about, is another football (soccer for Americans) player who is Brazilian.
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Level 28
Dec 5, 2021
I was trying to put Brasila but it didn't work. How are we supposed get those Portuguese signs. Please do something with it.
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Level 38
May 24, 2022
You were trying to put Brasila, but it is Brasilia*
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Level 56
May 18, 2022
I got the slogan question because I have the Brazilian flag on my ceiling.
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Level 46
Jul 31, 2022
i almost couldn't finish it because of the word redeemer É REDENTOR
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Level 85
Sep 7, 2022
Wikipedia says Bossa nova is a type of samba invented in Rio. Any chance that it is played during Carnival?
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Level 56
Jan 2, 2023
Neymar now scored as many goals as Pele and more than Ronaldo
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Level 24
Apr 15, 2023
Was anyone reminded of the Rio de Janeiro Caper episode in Carmen Sandiego?
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Level 28
Dec 20, 2023
"Controversial President elected in 2018" Completely unnecessary question; this adjective clearly reveals a political bias, as it is practically plausible to state that any electoral period and every presidential term are marked by controversies. So, why choose the year of 2018 exactly? Moreover, I believe there are more efficient ways to formulate this question. If they wanted to discuss politics or presidents, they could have easily asked questions like "Who was the first president of Brazil?" or "Who declared the independence of Brazil?". If they wished to address the recent political context of the country, they could have just translated the Portuguese version of this quiz, in which the adjective "controversial" does not exist. All these approaches would help remove the ideological bias from the question, which seems to have been intentionally inserted.
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Level 59
Feb 20, 2024
let's all calm down
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Level 45
Jun 20, 2024
Bolsonaro was the normal president. The current president, Lula, who ran for the office from prison as a convicted criminal and who after his victory illegally banned Bolsonaro from running again for political reasons is the 'controversial' one.