10 most difficult South America riddles A list of ten (out of 71) 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 25% Central AndesCentral Andes11%Atacama DesertAtacama Desert25%PatagoniaPatagonia25%Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands36%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7212 answers in 2 languages »Bolivia riddles » 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.very hard 25% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson25%Marco PoloMarco Polo7%Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus49%Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci17%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 2309 answers in 2 languages »discoverers 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 29% goldgold39%silversilver29%diamondsdiamonds14%coffeecoffee16%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 6910 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 31% solsol20%realreal13%pesopeso34%U.S. dollarU.S. dollar31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7587 answers in 4 languages »currencies 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 31% inlandinland31%seasea39%volcanovolcano11%easteast16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8019 answers in 2 languages »Chile 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 5432 answers in 2 languages »Colombia 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 Dias25%Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral32%Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7228 answers in 2 languages »Age of Discovery 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 33% approx. 350 000approx. 350 00010%approx. 800 000approx. 800 00022%approx. 2 millionapprox. 2 million34%over 7 millionover 7 million33%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11556 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 34% Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)26%Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)22%Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)34%Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11780 answers in 2 languages »flowers 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 6770 answers in 4 languages »mountains riddles » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.