Brazil questions This is a list of recently added questions about Brazil. Play Brazil quiz and see all the questions. If you sailed along the line of latitude east from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which country would you hit first?Namibia. If you sail on a ship exactly from Rio and follow the line of latitude to the east, first of all you would hit the coast of Namibia.Created by: Rafacountry names riddles »hard 49% AustraliaAustralia429AngolaAngola573NamibiaNamibia1504South AfricaSouth Africa505 Which large river flows through Rio de Janeiro? ("rio" is Portuguese for "river")None. Portuguese were the Europeans who encountered Guanabara Bay on January 1,1502. They took it for a large river, which they named "Rio de Janeiro" ("January River"). Later it was discovered, that the presumed river was in fact a gulf, but the name remained.Created by: globalquiz.orgAge of Discovery riddles »hard 46% JaneiroJaneiro2616La PlataLa Plata1492CorcovadoCorcovado525NoneNone4030 What sport is that?Footvolley was created in in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach as a means for football players to be able to touch the ball without violating the formal football ban in 1965. Essentially footvolley is beach volleyball except players are not allowed to use their hands and a football replaces the volleyball. The game is similar to (and often confused with) futnet, a game with similar rules played on a tennis court.Created by: globalquiz.orgSouth America riddles »easy 73% volleyballvolleyball499footvolleyfootvolley3636futnetfutnet264softballsoftball570 Who was the first European navigator to reach Brazil?Pedro Álvares Cabral. On 15 February 1500, Cabral was appointed a commander of a fleet sailing for India. he fleet crossed the Equator on 9 April, and sailed westward as far as possible from the African continent in what was known as the volta do mar (literally "turn of the sea") navigational technique. They landed in a land they took for an unknown island and named Ilha de Vera Cruz (Island of the True Cross), which in fact was Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of South America riddles »very hard 31% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus431Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias863Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral1070Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci1030 What do harpy eagles mainly eat?Sloths. Research conducted in a nesting site in Brazil concluded that the harpy's prey basis was composed in 79% by sloths. In a similar research venture in Panama, 53% of captures were sloths.Created by: José Álvarezbirds of prey riddles »very hard 39% birdsbirds499rodentsrodents1686slothssloths1964fishfish772 Where are favelas?Nn Brazil. A favela is a slum in Brazil. The original favela was built in 1897 on the Morro da Providência in Rio de Janeiro by the families of soldiers returning from the war against the settlers of Canudos. Their formations were disbanded and soldiers were left with no work and place to live. Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of South America riddles »easy 79% nn Brazilnn Brazil8754in South Africain South Africa660in Philippinesin Philippines788in Cubain Cuba874 This is one of the largest cities in the world. Which one?São Paulo is about 79 km (49 mi) from Santos, the busiest container port in Latin America - visible at the bottom of the photo.Created by: globalquiz.orgsatellite photos riddles »hard 57% New YorkNew York1574São PauloSão Paulo7374LondonLondon1059TokyoTokyo2841 Which European country used to have its capital outside Europe?Portugal. On November 29,1807, Braganza royal family and its court of nearly 15,000 people escaped from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro, shortly before Napoleonic forces invaded Lisbon. For thirteen years, Rio de Janeiro functioned as the capital of the Kingdom of Portugal.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Portugal riddles »average 64% SpainSpain2067FranceFrance806PortugalPortugal5776GermanyGermany324 Which country has the largest forested area? (by total size)Russia is by far the largest country in the world, and 45% of its area is forested. That gives almost twice as large forested area as in Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Brazil riddles »hard 55% BrazilBrazil2761CanadaCanada3665RussiaRussia9125CongoCongo779 How many Portuguese-speaking countries are there in the Americas?One. It is Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of South America riddles »average 61% nonenone694oneone7552twotwo2547threethree1472 Play South America quiz and see all the questions.