History of Ecuador Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Ecuador?
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Last updated: June 12, 2022
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What South American empire conquered modern-day Ecuador in the 1400s?
Inca Empire
What Spanish conquistador who conquered that empire - and Ecuador as well?
Francisco Pizarro
What was the first President of Ecuador - referred to as "The Founder of the Republic"?
(hint: his last name is Spanish for "flower")
Juan José Flores
From what country did Ecuador gain its full independence in 1830?
Gran Colombia
What scientist visited the Galápagos Islands aboard the HMS Beagle in 1835?
Charles Darwin
What style of popular hat originated in Ecuador in the early 1500s - ironically named
after a different country?
Panama Hat
What type of "site" was Quito the first national capital declared to be by the UNESCO?
World Heritage Site
What "sugary" name did the currency Ecuador used between 1884–2000 have?
Sucre
What currency replaced the above in 2000?
U.S. Dollar
What Wikileaks editor took refuge in Ecuador's Embassy in London between 2012–2019?
Julian Assange
With what country did Ecuador fight a war in 1941?
Peru
What was the name of world's last living Pinta Island tortoise - died in 2012?
Lonesome George
What oil cartel was Ecuador a member of between 1973–1992, and again in 2007–2020?
OPEC
In 2008, Ecuador became world's first country to recognize
the rights of what constitutionally?
Rights of Nature
What volcano in central Ecuador has been erupting continuously since 1934?
Sangay
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