LATA Foundation Latin America Quiz: the answers
Round 1: General knowledge
Q1: Name all the countries bordering the Amazon Jungle
A: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guayana, Peru, Venezuela
For 1 point (need them all)
Q2: When did Charles Darwin visit the Galapagos Islands?
Q3: Who is the Latin American author in the picture?
© M. Cody Pickens Photography 2014
A: Isabel Allende
Q4: Which country is formerly known as Upper Peru?
Q5: In what year was the construction of the Panama Canal started?
Q6: What is the highest mountain in South America?
Q7: Which team has won the Copa America the most times?
Bonus: How many times have they won it?
Q8: Which Central American country hosted the Summer Olympics in 1968?
A: Mexico (even if it's not actually in Central America)
Round 2: Birds
Q1: The Harpy Eagle is the national bird of which country?
Q2: What is the full name of the largest Toucan in Central and South America?
A: Toco toucan
Q3: What is the name of the smallest hummingbird in Latin America?
A: Bee hummingbird
Bonus: In which country is it found?
Q4: What is the full name of the elusive bright green, red and blue bird with a long tail found in Central America?
A: Resplendent quetzal
Q5: How does the Guianan Cock of the Rock differ from the Andean Cock of the rock?
A: The former is orange with some stripy feathers, the latter has a red/orange head and neck but the rest is black. Obviously.
Q6: What are the 3 species of Flamingo that live in South America?
A: Andean, James and Chilean
Q7: What is the largest bird in South America?
A: Greater rhea (not the condor)
Q8: Why are Boobies (blue footed, red footed, Peruvian etc.) called boobies?
A: It comes from the Spanish word ‘bobo’ meaning stupid/clumsy, as boobies (like many seabirds) are clumsy on land
Round 3: Food & Drink
Q1: What is the name of a Brazilian BBQ?
Q2: What is the main ingredient in the drink Mauby?
A: Tree bark (we were surprised too)
Q3: Which restaurant in South America was awarded 6th best restaurant in the world in 2019?
A: Central, Lima
Q4: Which 2 spices are commonly found in Mexican hot chocolate?
A: Cinnamon & Chilli
Q5: What is this an anagram of: ACINIRAHIP
Q6: What is the name of Colombia and Venezuela’s flat bread made from cornmeal?
Q7: Which country is a salteña from, and what kind of food is it?
A: Bolivia, empanada or pastry
For 2 points if you got both
Q8: What is the name of the traditional Paraguayan drink in the image?
Round 4: Music
Q1: Name these singers
A: Celia Cruz, Luis Miguel, Carlos Gardel, Ruben Blades, Shakira
1 point for each
Q2: Which famous reggaeton song is behind the most watched Youtube video of all times (with over 6.8 billion viewers)?
Bonus: Name the singer
A: Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Q3: Which music genre from Bahia has its roots in African, Caribbean, and Brazilian music, drawing inspiration from reggae and calypso?
Q4: Which famous reggaeton singer has won 5 billboard Latin Music Awards, 4 Latin Grammies, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Latin American Music Awards, and is the only Latin American born singer on Barak Obama’s Summer Playlist 2019?
A: J Balvin
Q5: In 2014, Hawaiian dancers Brett and Jennifer Griswold danced for 38 hours and 30 minutes, what dance was it?
A: Argentine tango