Peru questions This is a list of recently added questions about Peru. Play Peru quiz and see all the questions. Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.Created by: smyruvery hard 25% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson542Marco PoloMarco Polo169Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus1051Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci375discoverers riddles » What is the capital city of Peru?Lima is old - it was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. The National University of San Marcos, founded in 1551, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 82% CuscoCusco299LimaLima3596QuitoQuito157La PazLa Paz306cities of South America riddles » Which South American country has the largest fishing industry? Peru has the most productive fisheries in the world thanks to the currents “Humboldt” and “El Niño”, which converge bringing nutrients-rich water to the surface. Peru's fishing sector led the world during the mid-1960s. The production since then has fluctuated radically because of overfishing. Today, Peru's fishing industry is still the second largest in the world. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 44% PeruPeru3676AgerntinaAgerntina1818BrazilBrazil1469VenezuelaVenezuela1207fishing riddles » What was the capital of the Inca Empire?Cuzco. The city is located at the elevation of 3,400 m (11,200 ft). In 2007, it had a population of 358,935. The Spanish conquistadors adopted the local name, transliterating it into Spanish as Cuzco. In 1976, it was changed to Cusco, and in 1990, to Qosqo. However, older spelling (with the most common Cuzco) is also accepted.Created by: Hitter smasheraverage 62% QuitoQuito1546LimaLima1955CuzcoCuzco12049TeotihuacanTeotihuacan3638Amerindians riddles » Which language do words puma, condor and coca come from?Quechua had already expanded across wide ranges of the central Andes long even before the Incas. In fact, the Cuzco variety was not the more widespread. Today, the language and its vocabulary is still popular in the Andes. In rural Bolivia, many Quechua words are as commonly used as their Spanish counterparts, even in entirely Spanish-speaking areas. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 57% SpanishSpanish1581PortuguesePortuguese1473QuechuaQuechua5352TupiTupi893Indians riddles » What is the most widely spoken language family of the indigenous peoples of the Americas?Quechua is spoken in the Andes by some 8 to 10 million speakers. Today, Quechua has the status of an official language in Bolivia and Peru, along with Spanish.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 61% ArawakanArawakan889QuechuaQuechua5528TupiTupi1345Uto-AztecanUto-Aztecan1243Bolivia riddles » Of which country was Alberto Fujimori President?Peru. A Peruvian of Japanese descent, Fujimori was president of Peru from 1990 to 2000. He fled to Japan in 2000 amidst a corruption scandal. In April 2009, Fujimori was convicted of human rights violations against leftist guerillas, and sentenced to 25 years in prison.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 50% JapanJapan6229AustraliaAustralia710PeruPeru12389SingaporeSingapore5204politicians riddles » In South America, what is the typical reason for breeding guinea pigs?Food. Guinea Pig is traditional food in the Andes. Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year. Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to increase consumption of the animal outside South America.Created by: Kasiaaverage 60% PetsPets1571Laboratory animalsLaboratory animals2322FoodFood8562FursFurs1691rodents riddles » Where do guinea pigs come from?The Andes. Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea. The origin of its common name is unclear, it may be a re-analysis of "Guyana", though they originate from the Andes and not Guyana.Created by: Kasiavery hard 39% Guinea (Africa)Guinea (Africa)2264New GuineaNew Guinea3748The AndesThe Andes5124MexicoMexico1730animals of South America riddles » The Pacific War took place in the South America in years 1879 to 1883. Which territory was the conflict zone?Atacama Desert. In the 19th century, there were no clear borders defined between Peru, Bolivia and Chile in the area of the Atacama desert. This became a problem with the discovery of valuable sodium nitrate deposits in the area.Created by: Kasiavery hard 25% Central AndesCentral Andes772Atacama DesertAtacama Desert1815PatagoniaPatagonia1829Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands2593Chile riddles » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.