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Quiz: South America Quiz


Quiz questions and answers about South America. Countries, languages, the people.


1. What is the name of the longest river in South America?
Venezuelan River
Amazon River
Euphrates River

2. What is the name of the largest rain forest in South America?
Amazon Rain Forest
Tasmania Rain Forest
Zaire Basin Rain Forest

3. What is the driest desert in South America?
Sahara Desert
Kalahari Desert
Atacama Desert

4. What famous scientist visited the Galapagos Islands in South America?
Charles Darwin
Galileo
Michael Faraday

5. What is the largest country in South America?
Chile
Venezuela
Brazil

6. Venezuela’s greatest natural resource is?
Silver
Coal
Petroleum

7. The Nazca Lines contain an area in South America with famous ancient etchings. What country are they located in?
Peru
Argentina
Ecuador

8. How many independent countries make up South America?
12
18
21

9. What is the main language spoken in South America?
Spanish
Portuguese
English

10. What is the common language in the country Surinam?
Spanish
Portuguese
Dutch

11. What is the name of the highest mountain in Argentina?
Appalachian
Aconcagua
Antisana

12. Who were the largest indigenous people in South America?
Incas
Aztecs
Mayans

13. What is the main religion in South America?
Protestant
Catholicism
Indigenous religion





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