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