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Argentina Geo-trivia

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Argentina Geotrivia game quiz
"I suspect that these questions will be difficult for non-Argentines but I've included useful information to help you learn more about a country that's very dear to me. Good luck!"

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1. Among the countries of the world, where does Argentina rank by land area?

2. Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas. Which large Argentine city is only 110 kilometers (68 miles) southeast of Cerro Aconcagua?

3. Patagonia stretches from southern Buenos Aires province to the southern tip of Argentina. Approximately what percentage of Argentina's total land area does Patagonia cover?

4. The Casa Rosada is the official residence of Argentina's president. It lies along one side of a square in Buenos Aires that became famous in the late 1970s as the gathering place for women protesting the Argentine dictatorship's so-called Dirty War. What's the name of the square?
    Plaza Dorrego
    Plaza San Martin
    Plaza de Mayo
    Plaza de la Republica

5. The Rio de la Plata marks part of the border between Argentina and one of its neighbors. Which neighbor?

6. Argentina shares a 5,150 kilometer (3,200 mile) border with Chile. It also shares borders with Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. With which of those four countries does it share the longest border?

7. The city of Buenos Aires is an autonomous region surrounded by the province of Buenos Aires. Despite being separate from the city of Buenos Aires, the province is still the most populous of Argentina's 23 provinces. What is its population, roughly?
    6 million
    14 million
    10 million
    19 million

8. Argentina's national parks are world-renowned. Which of the following parks is farthest north?
    Talampaya National Park
    Iguazu National Park
    Los Glaciares National Park
    Tierra del Fuego National Park

9. The strait between Tierra del Fuego and mainland South America was a common route for ships passing between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans up to the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914. For which famous explorer was the passage named?
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Tristao da Cunha
    Francis Drake
    James Cook

10. The Falkland Islands, or Las Malvinas, lie 1,080 kilometers (671 miles) west of South Georgia Island and 940 kilometers (584 miles) north of Antartica. How far (approximately) from the Falklands is the nearest point of the Argentine mainland?
    1,000 kilometers (621 miles)
    200 kilometers (124 miles)
    500 kilometers (311 miles)
    800 kilometers (497 miles)

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Compiled Jun 28 12