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LATA Foundation Latin America Quiz: the answers

Written by Pura Aventura | 31st July 2020 |

Category: Knowledge

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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?

A: 1835

Q3: Who is the Latin American author in the picture?

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A: Isabel Allende

Q4: Which country is formerly known as Upper Peru?

A: Bolivia

Q5: In what year was the construction of the Panama Canal started?

A: 1881

Q6: What is the highest mountain in South America?

A: Aconcagua

Q7: Which team has won the Copa America the most times?

A: Uruguay

Bonus: How many times have they won it?

A: 15

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?

A: Panama

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?

A: Cuba

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?

A: Churrascaría

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

A: Caipirinha

Q6: What is the name of Colombia and Venezuela’s flat bread made from cornmeal?

A: Arepa

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?

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A: Tereré

Round 4: Music

Q1: Name these singers

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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)?

A: Despacit

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?

A: Axé

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

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