South America questions This is a list of recently added questions about South America. Play South America 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: RafaBrazil riddles »hard 49% AustraliaAustralia430AngolaAngola573NamibiaNamibia1505South AfricaSouth Africa505 The Middle of the World monument is located in which country?Ecuador. The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo was constructed between 1979 and 1982 by Pichincha's Province Council to replace an older, smaller monument built by Government of Ecuador under the direction of the geographer Luis Tufiño in 1936. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually 787 feet (240 meters) north of the actual equator.Created by: Roy Zhucountries riddles »average 67% PhilippinesPhilippines428IndonesiaIndonesia748EcuadorEcuador3663UgandaUganda561 What is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world?Mexico. The total population of Mexico is 112M. The second largest Spanish-speaking country is Colombia with 47M. For reference, the Spanish-speaking population of the United States is 35M.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Mexico riddles »average 61% MexicoMexico5363ArgentinaArgentina1085SpainSpain461BrazilBrazil1755 What is the largest (by area) Spanish-speaking country in the world?Argentina. The total area of Argentina is 2,766,880 km2. Mexico is 1,970,552 km2, Peru 1,285,216 km2 and Colombia 1,141,748 km2.Created by: globalquiz.orgArgentina riddles »hard 54% MexicoMexico2397ColombiaColombia397ArgentinaArgentina3582PeruPeru155 To which country islands known as Islas Malvinas belong?United Kingdom. Islas Malvinas is the name used in Argentina for Falkland Islands. The islands are controlled by United Kingdom, however Argentina has also claimed the soverignty over the islands since it gained independence in 1816.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of South America riddles »hard 47% ArgentinaArgentina3198ChileChile1084United KingdomUnited Kingdom4718NobodyNobody878 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% JaneiroJaneiro2617La PlataLa Plata1492CorcovadoCorcovado525NoneNone4031 Where was Gabriel García Márquez from?Colombia. Gabriel García Márquez, one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, was born 6 March 1927 in Aracataca, a small town in Colombia. Some of his works are set in a fictional town called Macondo, mainly inspired by his birthplace. On his death in April 2014, Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, described him as "the greatest Colombian who ever lived".Created by: globalquiz.orgColombia riddles »hard 56% SpainSpain1242ColombiaColombia4445USAUSA136ArgentinaArgentina2045 In which sport is the Copa Libertadores awarded?Football. The Copa Libertadores de América is the most prestigious club competition in South American football. The name "libertadores" refers to the principal leaders of the Latin American wars of independence from Spain and Portugal.Created by: globalquiz.orgcups riddles »very easy 82% footballfootball5151volleyballvolleyball318yachtingyachting379all of the aboveall of the above424 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.orgsport riddles »easy 73% volleyballvolleyball499footvolleyfootvolley3636futnetfutnet265softballsoftball570 In which country was Mafalda created?Argentine. Mafalda has occasionally been pointed out as being influenced by Charles Schulz's Peanuts, most notably by Umberto Eco in 1968, who thought of Mafalda and Charlie Brown as the voices unheard of children in the northern and southern hemispheres.Created by: globalquiz.orgcomic books riddles »hard 52% United StatesUnited States478FranceFrance729SpainSpain1070ArgentineArgentine2471 Play South America quiz and see all the questions.