10 most difficult South America riddles A list of ten (out of 69) South America related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly South America quiz 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.very hard 28% Central AndesCentral Andes9%Atacama DesertAtacama Desert28%PatagoniaPatagonia24%Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands36%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 5241 answers in 2 languages »Bolivia riddles » What is the second most populous country in South America?Colombia. The population of Colombia (47M) is larger than Argentina (41M), Peru (30M) and Venezuela (30M)very hard 31% ArgentinaArgentina46%ColombiaColombia31%PeruPeru9%VenezuelaVenezuela12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4723 answers in 2 languages »Colombia riddles » What did first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?Silver. The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.very hard 32% goldgold38%silversilver32%diamondsdiamonds13%coffeecoffee16%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 5286 answers in 4 languages »geographical names riddles » What is the currency of Ecuador?U.S. dollar. Just like Panama and El Salvador, the official currency of Ecuador is the U.S. Dollar. The switch from Sucre to USD in 2000 helped the country to achieve economic stability. Ecuador issues also centavo coins (but no banknotes), identical in size and value to their U.S. cent counterparts.very hard 32% solsol20%realreal13%pesopeso33%U.S. dollarU.S. dollar32%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6438 answers in 4 languages »currencies riddles » 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 4543 answers in 2 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » Which direction are Easter Island moai facing?Inland. There is only one ahu (group of statues), Ahu Akivi, with moai facing the ocean. It is unusual also by being one of the few inland ahus. At all other ahus (including all coastal ones) moai face inland.very hard 33% inlandinland33%seasea39%volcanovolcano10%easteast17%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5258 answers in 2 languages »Chile riddles » What is the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center?Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft). Chimborazo location along the equatorial bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center. Despite being 2,580 m (8,465 ft) lower in elevation above sea level than Mount Everest, it is 2,168 m (7,113 ft) farther from the Earth's center.very hard 34% Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)34%Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)34%Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)13%Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)17%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 5969 answers in 4 languages »mountains riddles » 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.very hard 35% approx. 350 000approx. 350 00010%approx. 800 000approx. 800 00019%approx. 2 millionapprox. 2 million34%over 7 millionover 7 million35%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 8404 answers in 2 languages »Peru 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 10210 answers in 2 languages »flowers riddles » What animal is that?Maned wolf. The maned wolf's markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids.very hard 37% crab-eating foxcrab-eating fox29%jackaljackal16%african wild dogafrican wild dog16%maned wolfmaned wolf37%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5433 answers in 4 languages »animals of South America riddles » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.