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South American Geography Quiz #2

Answer these random South American geography questions.
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What are the two landlocked countries of South America?
Bolivia
Paraguay
What is the most populous city in South America?
São Paulo
What is the top agricultural export of Colombia?
Coffee
What Ecuadorian island chain was famously visited by Charles Darwin?
Galapagos
What Chilean island was first seen by Europeans on Sunday, April 5th, 1722?
Easter Island
What South American capital city starts with the letter Q?
Quito
What object is depicted on the flags of Argentina and Uruguay?
Sun of May
What city, starting with the letter R, is the eastern-most major city in South America?
Recife
What is the currency of Brazil?
Brazilian Real
What city's unfinished Tower of David skyscraper was home to 2,500 squatters until 2015?
Caracas
What region consists of southern Argentina and southern Chile?
Patagonia
What sea is found to the north Colombia and Venezuela?
Caribbean Sea
What is the world's largest rodent, found only in South America?
Capybara
What city wasn't founded until 1960 but today as over 2.5 million residents?
Brasília
What city in Peru was once the capital of the Incan empire?
Cusco
What is the name of the French region located in South America?
French Guiana
What is the southernmost point in the Tierra del Fuego?
Cape Horn
Chile is the number one producer of what battery ingredient?
Lithium
What massive waterfalls are found on the border of Argentina and Brazil?
Iguazu Falls
50 Comments
+6
Level 76
Feb 14, 2016
What does the picture signify?
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2016
It's the Wiphala (emblem) of Qullasuyu, a region of the Incan Empire.
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Level 59
Dec 5, 2019
always nice to learn
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2016
"What is the world's largest rodent, found only in South America?" ... this isn´t a geography question.
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Level 83
Jul 11, 2016
Wow, this complaint still comes up? Geography is not just about land features. Let me help you: http://nationalgeographic.org/education/what-is-geography/
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2016
That complaint will never go away. I swear every geography test on here features one person making it.
+4
Level 83
Jul 16, 2016
Geography is everything. Pretty much literally. Try studying it.
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2021
Presumably complaining because they didn't know it
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2016
How is Iguazu last? It is one of the most epic sights on Earth.
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Level 66
Aug 16, 2016
RIGHT???
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Level 75
Aug 16, 2016
Angel Falls is the only one I've heard of in SA.
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Level 46
Aug 16, 2016
I think you should accept Rapa Nui as an acceptable answer for Easter Island. Thanks!
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2021
Agreed
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Level 61
Aug 16, 2016
I guessed cocaine for Colombia's top agricultural export. Turns out the first two letters were correct lol!
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Level 57
Aug 16, 2016
LOL
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Level 62
Mar 24, 2017
I tried cocaine too. I didn't even think about it -- my hands just started typing cocaine when I saw Colombia. Colombians sure love their stimulants.
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Level 57
Oct 10, 2017
By the way, it’s spelled ColUmbia
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Level 86
Nov 24, 2018
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2021
If it was only Colombians that enjoyed the stimulants, there wouldn't be such a huge export market
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Level 56
Mar 1, 2023
it seems like you aren't as 'illustrated' as your nickname suggests, lol.
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Level 75
Aug 16, 2016
I was thinking, "I know Machu Picchu was in the Cusco Region, but what was the name of the nearby capital???" Smack.
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Level 68
Aug 16, 2016
I think Joao Pessoa should be considered instead of Recife as it is home to the eastern-most point in the Americas' mainland and its population is around 720 mi (city proper) and 1.1 mi (metro area)
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Level 60
May 3, 2023
I don't think it's well known enough.
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Level 35
Aug 17, 2016
It's funny that in Spanish Cape Horn is Cabo de Hornos, which means Ovens Cape, Horno means Oven in Spanish, while Horn in Spanish is Cuerno. It's a false friend.
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Level 35
Aug 17, 2016
I made a mistake, while my comment is true on the words I said. I supposed that the name of the place was after something in Spanish, while is not, the name comes after a ship that sank close by, the name was Hoorn and the place was named "Kaap Hoorn".
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Level 37
Nov 17, 2016
Thank you for the correction. If we'd stop trying to anglicize everything, we might have fewer problems with quizzes (and

life in general)

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Level 51
Aug 17, 2016
For the rodent, we call it "chiguiro" in Colombia
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2016
El Chigüire Bipolar!
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Level 79
Feb 18, 2022
or 'dinner'.
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Level 76
Feb 8, 2017
'Foz de Iguacu' should be accepted
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Level 58
Apr 12, 2020
foz do iguazu is the name of the city tho, not the waterfall
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Level 78
Oct 29, 2021
They just wanted to sound smart
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Level 58
Feb 10, 2017
I hate missing an answer because 10 attempts will not spell it acceptably.
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Level 69
Nov 5, 2018
Can you add Iguazo as an acceptable answer for Iguazu, I've seen both spellings
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2022
That's the thing about the internet, words that are spelt incorrectly still get caught by search engines and repeated endlessly. When I searched the incorrect spelling the first two entries were both from random tourists posting comments on tripadvisor.com. Let's not perpetuate the mistake shall we?
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Level 55
Feb 1, 2019
Isn't João Pessoa more east than Recife?
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Level 75
Sep 22, 2020
The official João Pessoa comment for this year.
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Level 60
May 3, 2023
Here's the one for 2023.
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Level 78
Jun 9, 2021
I think that "Tierra del Fuego" could also be an acceptable answer for the Patagonia question.
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Level 62
Jun 9, 2021
Not quite. It isn’t an actual region, simply an archipelago that is shared between the countries.

Also, Tierra del Fuego is already mentioned in another question!

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Level 74
Jun 9, 2021
Didn’t try enough spellings of capybara and Recife
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2021
I kind of skimmed French region and capybara so i didn’t get them.
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Level 46
Jun 9, 2021
Aargh 17/20. Woulda gotten the currency of Brazil but I can't spell:/
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2021
There's a typo in the question about the city founded in 1960. "As" should be "has."
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2021
I'm surprised more people didn't get Iguazu. I think the main reason I know it is because my parents went to go see it on vacation when I was little and didn't bring me, I was in Buenos Aires with my grandparents
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Level 73
Jun 10, 2021
"What sea is found to the north OF Colombia and Venezuela?"
+1
Level 85
Dec 23, 2021
Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.
+1
Level 79
Feb 18, 2022
Lovin' it Buttercup.
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2022
Nitpick: What sea is found to the north OF Colombia and Venezuela?
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2023
I could be wrong, but wouldn't copper be another answer for the "battery ingredient" question? It seems like Chile is the number one producer of copper (as of 2020, according to Wikipedia) and I'm pretty sure at least some types of batteries use copper.