The São Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador is located in the historical centre of Salvador, in the State of Bahia, Brazil.
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South America Travel Quiz

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How well do you know South America?

Test your knowledge with this South America travel quiz from taste2travel.


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01. Which is the capital of French Guiana?

Located in downtown Cayenne, Place du Coq is named after the rooster which sits atop a column in the middle of the square.
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02. In which country does the Amazon River originate?

A rainbow forms over the Amazon river in Iquitos, a city which is known as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon".
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03. The Perito Moreno Glacier, the largest glacier in South America, is located in which country?

Measuring 5 km (3.1 mi) across, and with an average height of 74 m (240 ft), the Perito Moreno Glacier is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.
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04. Which is the 2nd smallest country in South America?

A view of 'Playa a Cerro Verde', one of the finer beaches on the north coast of Uruguay.
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05. The Galápagos Islands are a territory of which country?

Sea lions bask lazily on Gardner Bay, a white-sand beach which is one of the longest in Galapagos.
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06. The Brazilian city of Salvador is the capital of which state?

The São Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador is located in the historical centre of Salvador, in the State of Bahia, Brazil.
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07. Which of the following is true about the Peruvian city of Iquitos?

The daily afternoon downpour in steamy Iquitos.
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08. Which city claims to be the southernmost city in the world?

Our Quark Expedition ship, the Ocean Diamond, departing from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
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09. Which is the official currency of French Guiana?

A Cayenne Carnival Participant.
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10. Which is the capital of Paraguay?

Located in the heart of the capital, Asunción, 'Palacio de López' serves as a workplace for the President of Paraguay, and is also the seat of the government of Paraguay.
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11. The city of Curitiba is a major metropolis in which country?

The iconic greenhouse at the Botanical Garden of Curitiba was inspired by the Crystal Palace in London.
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12. Easter Island is classed as a 'special territory' of which country?

The moai's of Ahu Tongariki were toppled during the island's civil war, and, in 1960, a tsunami swept them inland. They have since been returned to their original positions.
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13. Which is the official currency of Brazil?

The official currency of Brazil - Brazilian Reals.
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14. The Essequibo River is the largest river in which country?

Girls walking along the Essequibo riverbank in Bartika.
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15. Which is the capital of Colombia?

A Llama outside the Cathedral Primada in Plaza de Bolivar, the main square of Bogota, the capital of Colombia.
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16. Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage listed wooden churches, Chiloé Island is located in which country?

Providing information on the unique wooden churches of Chiloé Island, the 'Iglesia de Chiloé Visitor Centre' is housed in a former church in the northern town of Ancud.
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17. Which is the official currency of Ecuador?

Home to two million people, Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft).
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18. Which is the capital of Chile?

A view of Santiago, the capital of Chile and home to 5.6 million inhabitants, from San Cristóbal Hill.
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19. The legendary South American liberator, Simón Bolívar, died where?

The official currency of Venezuela is the bolívar.
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20. The port city of Guayaquil is located in which country?

The Ecuadorian metropolis of Guayaquil is the gateway to the Galápagos Islands.
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Travel Quiz 60: South America Travel Quiz
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Author: Darren McLean

Darren McLean is an Australian full-time digital nomad who has spent 36 years on a slow meander around the globe, visiting all seven continents and 236 UN+ countries and territories.

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