Peru questions This is a list of recently added questions about Peru. Play Peru quiz and see all the questions. 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.orgcities of South America riddles »very easy 86% CuscoCusco48LimaLima744QuitoQuito20La PazLa Paz45 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.orgfishing riddles »hard 43% PeruPeru1902AgerntinaAgerntina1021BrazilBrazil789VenezuelaVenezuela701 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 smasherAmerindians riddles »average 61% QuitoQuito863LimaLima1101CuzcoCuzco6595TeotihuacanTeotihuacan2231 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.orgIndians riddles »hard 58% SpanishSpanish1224PortuguesePortuguese1134QuechuaQuechua4272TupiTupi696 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.orgNative Americans riddles »average 63% ArawakanArawakan623QuechuaQuechua4306TupiTupi963Uto-AztecanUto-Aztecan917 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.orgpoliticians riddles »hard 51% JapanJapan3266AustraliaAustralia388PeruPeru6749SingaporeSingapore2612 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: Kasiarodents riddles »average 60% PetsPets1274Laboratory animalsLaboratory animals1837FoodFood6835FursFurs1391 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: Kasiaanimals of South America riddles »hard 41% Guinea (Africa)Guinea (Africa)1690New GuineaNew Guinea2840The AndesThe Andes4119MexicoMexico1336 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: KasiaBolivia riddles »very hard 26% Central AndesCentral Andes473Atacama DesertAtacama Desert1246PatagoniaPatagonia1174Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands1767 What is the population of Lima?Over 7 million. Lima is one of the largest and the oldest colonial city in the Americas. It was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12, 1551, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.Created by: Kasiageography of South America riddles »very hard 34% approx. 350 000approx. 350 000754approx. 800 000approx. 800 0001470approx. 2 millionapprox. 2 million2550over 7 millionover 7 million2490 Play South America quiz and see all the questions.