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Geography of South America

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1. What is the only South American country where Portuguese is the official language?
Argentina
Uruguay
Peru
Brazil
2. Which South American capital has the highest elevation of all capitals in the world?
Asuncion
Caracas
Bogota
La Paz
3. Which of the following territories is not an independent country?
French Guiana
Suriname
Ecuador
Guyana
4. Galapagos Islands are administratively a province of which country?
Ecuador
Venezuela
Chile
Peru
5. Cotopaxi and Chimborazo are stratovolcanoes located in which country?
Chile
Colombia
Peru
Ecuador
6. Which country's flag has the sun symbol in the upper left corner?
Uruguay
Argentina
Chile
Paraguay
7. What is the name of tropical rain forest found in South America around the Amazon Basin?
Campos
Llanos
Prairie
Selvas
8. What are pampas?
Sandy and muddy deserts
Tropical jungles
Deep swamps
Large treeless plains
9. What is the southernmost point of South America called?
Cape of Good Hope
Cape Horn
Cape of Fire
Cape Barrow
10. What is the name of the peak situated in Rio de Janeiro?
Holy Mountain
Diamond Head
Sugarloaf Mountain
Hand of God
11. Angel Falls is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall. Where is it located?
Chile
Bolivia
Venezuela
Brazil
12. Quito is the capital of which country?
Ecuador
Uruguay
Equatorial Guinea
Equator
13. What is the former name of Suriname?
French Guiana
British Guiana
Belgian Guiana
Dutch Guiana
14. With population over 12 million what is the largest city in South America?
Sao Paulo
Lima
Rio de Janiero
Bogota
15. What is the only country in the Americas where a majority of the population speaks one indigenous language: Guaraní?
Paraguay
Chile
Ecuador
Argentina
16. Which two countries are sharing Tierra del Fuego archipelago?
Argentina and Uruguay
Venezuela and Colombia
Argentina and Chile
Chile and Peru
17. What is the largest lake in South America?
Titicaca
Tanganyika
Athabasca
Victoria
18. With 76.3% percent of it in Venezuela and the remainder in Colombia, what is the fourth largest river in the world by discharge volume of water?
Amazon
Sao Francisco
Parana
Orinoco
19. What is the name of a navigable sea route separating mainland South America to the north and Tierra del Fuego to the south?
Strait of Drake
Strait of Magellan
Strait of Columbus
Strait of Vespucci
20. The isolated and sparsely-populated Falkland Islands are the overseas territory of which country?
France
United Kingdom
Spain
Argentina
21. Iguazú Falls are waterfalls on the border of Argentina and what other country?
Brazil
Bolivia
Chile
Paraguay
22. The seat of government and executive capital of Bolivia is La Paz. What is country's constitutional capital?
Sucre
Cochabamba
Valparaiso
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
23. What is the highest mountain in the Americas?
Kosciuszko
Denali
Vinson
Aconcagua
24. Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is an island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and special territory of which country?
Chile
Peru
Ecuador
Argentina
25. What is the driest nonpolar desert in the world located in South America?
Patagonia
Mojave
Atacama
La Guajira
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