10 most difficult Brazil riddles A list of ten (out of 18) Brazil related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Brazil quiz 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.very hard 32% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus12%Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias26%Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral32%Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4525 answers in 2 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » This is Schlumbergera, commonly called Christmas Cactus, because it flowers in winter. How is it called in southeast Brazil, where it occurs in the wild?Flor de Maio (May flower). In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern Hemisphere.very hard 35% Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)27%Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)21%Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)35%Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10182 answers in 2 languages »flowers riddles » 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.hard 43% birdsbirds9%rodentsrodents32%slothssloths43%fishfish14%Created by: José Álvarez. Statistics based on 6636 answers in 4 languages »birds of prey riddles » Which country borders Brazil and Panama?Colombia borders Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.hard 43% EcuadorEcuador17%VenezuelaVenezuela29%ColombiaColombia43%NicaraguaNicaragua9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1423 answers in 9 languages »Colombia riddles » What is the most populous city in Brazil?São Paulo with its 11 Million inhabitants (up to 27M in Greater São Paulo) is the largest city not only in Brazil, but also the largest in the southern hemisphere and the Americas.hard 48% Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro34%São PauloSão Paulo48%BrasiliaBrasilia9%Buenos AiresBuenos Aires7%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 13449 answers in 2 languages »geography of Brazil riddles » 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.hard 48% JaneiroJaneiro29%La PlataLa Plata16%CorcovadoCorcovado5%NoneNone48%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11723 answers in 4 languages »geographic names riddles » Which architect designed the famous cathedral in Brasilia?Oscar Niemeyer. In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek, newly elected Brazilian president, visited Niemeyer: ‘I am going to build a new capital for this country and I want you to help me’. Niemeyer organized a competition for the lay-out of Brasília, the new capital, and the winner was the project of his old master and great friend, Lúcio Costa. Niemeyer would design the buildings, Lucio the plan of the city. hard 52% Frank GehryFrank Gehry8%Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer52%Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren20%Le CorbusierLe Corbusier18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8510 answers in 2 languages »cathedrals riddles » 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.hard 54% AustraliaAustralia12%AngolaAngola17%NamibiaNamibia54%South AfricaSouth Africa15%Created by: Rafa. Statistics based on 7851 answers in 2 languages »country names riddles » 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.hard 57% BrazilBrazil16%CanadaCanada22%RussiaRussia57%CongoCongo4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19827 answers in 2 languages »geography of Russia riddles » 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.hard 59% New YorkNew York11%São PauloSão Paulo59%LondonLondon7%TokyoTokyo20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16875 answers in 2 languages »satellite photos riddles » Play Brazil quiz and see all the questions.