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Quiz about A Swing Through South America
Quiz about A Swing Through South America

A Swing Through South America Trivia Quiz


Liz has decided to take a vacation, and spend it traveling. She has always wanted to visit South America, but could never manage to swing it - until now. So, let's see where she goes!

A multiple-choice quiz by beergirllaura. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
356,549
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 59 (10/10), Linda_Arizona (10/10), dj144 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Dear Beeronians,
I am amazed at all the wonderful sights here. Yesterday I swung south, visiting the capital city, and I took some amazing pictures of the Casa Rosada, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Rio de la Plata. While I am here in this country, I also plan to see the Pampas, the Gran Chaco, the vineyards in the Province of Mendoza and the Perito Moreno Glacier. When I get a chance, I will post the pictures!
Your teammate, Liz
Which South American country is Liz visiting?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Dear Beeronians,
The scenery here is magnificent, and I am so glad I decided to swing through this country! To the east the Andes look majestic, and to the west the Pacific Ocean seems endless. I took pictures of the Beagle Channel, the volcano Parinacota and the Atacama Desert. Plus, I managed to get a picture of a lovely pink copihue - which is the national flower.
I am having so much fun! Liz
Which South American country is Liz enjoying?
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Question 3 of 10
3. Dear Beeronians,
I decided to swing through the city of Potosi on my way north, and the high altitude made my head spin! I did get to see Cerro Rico before I was on my way north again to Oruro, to visit an extinct volcano named Nevado Sajama. Unfortunately, I missed my connection to Sucre, but I may get another chance to visit the capital someday. When I get to Beni, I will post pictures of the rainforest, along with the other pictures.
Your teammate and friend, Liz
Which South American country is Liz exploring?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Dear Beeronians,
I can't tell you what a good idea it was to swing east, into this large country that is home to much of the Amazon River, and the Amazon Basin! I have pictures of the country's highest peak, Pico da Neblina, and I have been exploring some of the Atlantic coastal area, including the mangroves and dunes. I am almost overwhelmed by the diversity found here!
See you soon, Liz
What large South American country has impressed Liz?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Dear Beeronians,
I decided to visit this country just to get a good look at the Andes, especially the Cordillera Central. While I was there, I got to see several volcanoes, including the Nevado del Ruiz, which has been active for a couple million years. From there I swung over to Buenaventura - where of course it was raining, and then on to Tayrona National Natural Park! I took some gorgeous pictures of both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, which I will post when I get the time.
Liz
What South American country is Liz exploring?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Dear Beeronians,
Flying into this country, the pilot swung by the Pantanal, the biggest wetland in the world. It is so large, in fact, it covers portions of three different countries. We landed in Luque, a suburb of the capital city, where I picked up some maps and brochures. This country is divided in two by a river, with the eastern region having a subtropical climate, and the western region having a tropical climate. I plan on taking lots of pictures, including at least a few of the Lopez Presidential Palace, the Calle Palma and the National Pantheon of the Heroes.
See you soon, Liz
Liz is visiting which South American country?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Dear Beeronians,
I was heading for the Virgen del Carmen festival at Paucartambo, and then on to the Cloud Forest in Cosnipati Valley, when I decided to swing by the Huascaran National Park. I took a picture of Nevado Huascaran, which is not only the highest peak in this country, but in all of the tropics! I still plan on visiting the southern coast area, and seeing the Nazca Lines, and I will be sure to let you know when I do.
Miss you all, Liz
Where is Liz visiting?
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Question 8 of 10
8. Dear Beeronians,
I decided to swing back north, to see the world's highest waterfall. I took lots of photos there, and more throughout Canaima National Park. Tomorrow I am planning a visit to Pico Bolívar, and if I have time, the Orinoco River Delta. I will keep you informed of my plans, and keep posting the photos!
Liz
Which South American country is Liz exploring?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Dear Beeronians,
Today I visited Mount Roraima, and then swung north to see Georgetown - which is on the Atlantic coast. The city is surrounded by cane fields and swamps, and has canals and sluices built by the Dutch and British to protect the city at high tide. Tomorrow I am going to visit Kaieteur Falls and maybe the Berbice Bridge. I will send you the pictures when I get a chance.
See you soon, Liz
What South American country is Liz visiting?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Dear Beeronians,
I just visited the Pacific Equatorial Forest, and it was gorgeous. I have also been to see Cuenca and Quito, which are World Heritage Sites, and the volcano Cotopaxi. While I was there, I swung east to take a look at the rainforest, then back to the Pacific coast to catch a ride to the Galapagos Islands.
This country is very interesting!
See you when I get back! Liz
What country does Liz find so interesting?
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1. Dear Beeronians, I am amazed at all the wonderful sights here. Yesterday I swung south, visiting the capital city, and I took some amazing pictures of the Casa Rosada, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Rio de la Plata. While I am here in this country, I also plan to see the Pampas, the Gran Chaco, the vineyards in the Province of Mendoza and the Perito Moreno Glacier. When I get a chance, I will post the pictures! Your teammate, Liz Which South American country is Liz visiting?

Answer: Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is located on an estuary of the Rio de la Plata, in the Pampas region. While there is some debate by geographers whether the Rio de la Plata is a gulf or a river, as a river it is the widest in the world. Argentina has a diverse range of geographical features, including the lowlands known as the Pampas, Mesopotamia, the mountainous area in the central-west region known as Cuyo, the Gran Chaco, known as plains and hunting grounds, and Patagonia, an area of plains that rise in terraces to a plateau. Cuyo is a wine-making region, and includes the Province of Mendoza, San Luis and San Juan. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in both North and South America - and one of the Seven Summits - is located in the Province of Mendoza.

The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the 48 glaciers located in the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia.
2. Dear Beeronians, The scenery here is magnificent, and I am so glad I decided to swing through this country! To the east the Andes look majestic, and to the west the Pacific Ocean seems endless. I took pictures of the Beagle Channel, the volcano Parinacota and the Atacama Desert. Plus, I managed to get a picture of a lovely pink copihue - which is the national flower. I am having so much fun! Liz Which South American country is Liz enjoying?

Answer: Chile

The Andes are located on the eastern side of Chile, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. In the north, the Atacama Desert is rich in alluvial saltpans, but poor in moisture. A mere 1 mm of rain is the yearly average there, making it the driest place on earth. Located nearby, in the Altiplano of Northern Chile, is El Tatio Geyser Field. With more than 80 geysers, 30 of which are perpetual spouters, and assorted hot springs and mud pots, it is the third largest geyser field in the world. Southern Chile is home to forests, plains, lakes, volcanoes, inlets and islands.

The islands include Tierra del Fuego, which is the largest island in the archipelago, and which Chile shares with Argentina. The Beagle Channel divides the archipelago, and on Hornos Island, Cape Horn is the northernmost point of the Drake Passage.
3. Dear Beeronians, I decided to swing through the city of Potosi on my way north, and the high altitude made my head spin! I did get to see Cerro Rico before I was on my way north again to Oruro, to visit an extinct volcano named Nevado Sajama. Unfortunately, I missed my connection to Sucre, but I may get another chance to visit the capital someday. When I get to Beni, I will post pictures of the rainforest, along with the other pictures. Your teammate and friend, Liz Which South American country is Liz exploring?

Answer: Bolivia

Potosi, one of the highest cities throughout the world, lies in the shadow of Cerro Rico (rich mountain). The mountain was an important source of silver during the Spanish colonization, and despite being considered depleted, it remained a mining venture into modern times. The Altiplano is located in the central Andes, and is home to the Sajama National Park - which includes Bolivia's highest peak, the snow-topped Nevado Sajama. South America's largest lake, Lake Titicaca, is also located on the Altiplano, on the border between Bolivia and Peru.

The Altiplano is located between the Cordillera Occidental and the Cordillera Oriental. To the north and east of the Andes, the land is mostly rainforest, savannahs, a group of low mountains and, in a relatively small area, wetlands.
4. Dear Beeronians, I can't tell you what a good idea it was to swing east, into this large country that is home to much of the Amazon River, and the Amazon Basin! I have pictures of the country's highest peak, Pico da Neblina, and I have been exploring some of the Atlantic coastal area, including the mangroves and dunes. I am almost overwhelmed by the diversity found here! See you soon, Liz What large South American country has impressed Liz?

Answer: Brazil

The largest country in South America, Brazil accounts for almost half of the continent, and has a diverse geographic range and climate. A large portion of the country is covered in rainforest, but there are also extensive areas of savannah, dunes and mangroves, and thorny scrublands.

The Serra do Mar Range runs along the Atlantic coast, the Serra do Espinhaço Range is located in the central region, and the country's highest mountains, including Pico da Neblina, are found along Brazil's northern border. Brazil's portion of the Pantanal, a savannah in the summer and a swamp during the winter rains, contains the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park - which is home to several unique animals, including capybaras, giant anteaters and jaguars. Brazil has an extraordinarily vast network of rivers, with the largest being the Amazon River, but there are many other important rivers in the country, including the Branco, the Paraguay, and Parana Rivers.
5. Dear Beeronians, I decided to visit this country just to get a good look at the Andes, especially the Cordillera Central. While I was there, I got to see several volcanoes, including the Nevado del Ruiz, which has been active for a couple million years. From there I swung over to Buenaventura - where of course it was raining, and then on to Tayrona National Natural Park! I took some gorgeous pictures of both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, which I will post when I get the time. Liz What South American country is Liz exploring?

Answer: Colombia

Located in the south-central region of Colombia, the Colombian Massif is part of the Andes mountain range, and is home to the headwaters of several rivers. At the Massif, the Andes are divided into three ranges - the Cordillera Occidental, Cordillera Central and Cordillera Oriental.

The Cordillera Central is home to several volcanoes, and also to the Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis. Savannah and rainforest covers most of the eastern portion of the country, and there are coastal plains to the north and west.

The country's highest points, Pico Cristóbal Colón and Pico Simón Bolívar, are located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an isolated mountain range located in the Caribbean plain. One of the rainiest cities worldwide, Buenaventura is a main port city on the Pacific coast.

A sizable portion of the city is located on Cascajal Island
6. Dear Beeronians, Flying into this country, the pilot swung by the Pantanal, the biggest wetland in the world. It is so large, in fact, it covers portions of three different countries. We landed in Luque, a suburb of the capital city, where I picked up some maps and brochures. This country is divided in two by a river, with the eastern region having a subtropical climate, and the western region having a tropical climate. I plan on taking lots of pictures, including at least a few of the Lopez Presidential Palace, the Calle Palma and the National Pantheon of the Heroes. See you soon, Liz Liz is visiting which South American country?

Answer: Paraguay

Paraguay is divided by the Paraguay River into two regions - the eastern (Paranena region) and the western (Chaco). Both regions descend towards the Paraguay River. The eastern region is comprised mainly of valleys, hills and plateaus, while the western region is mostly lowlands that are alternately swamped and dried-out. The country's largest swamp, named Estero Patino, is located in the Lower Chaco, and flat-topped hills (known as Mountain Islands) surrounded by grassy plains are found in the Central Lowlands of the eastern region.
The capital city Asuncion, one of South America's oldest cities, is located on the Paraguay River, and is nicknamed 'Mother of Cities'. And, the city of Concepcion, which also is located on the Paraguay River, lies on the Tropic of Capricorn.
7. Dear Beeronians, I was heading for the Virgen del Carmen festival at Paucartambo, and then on to the Cloud Forest in Cosnipati Valley, when I decided to swing by the Huascaran National Park. I took a picture of Nevado Huascaran, which is not only the highest peak in this country, but in all of the tropics! I still plan on visiting the southern coast area, and seeing the Nazca Lines, and I will be sure to let you know when I do. Miss you all, Liz Where is Liz visiting?

Answer: Peru

Located in western South America, Peru is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and shares land borders with five other South American countries. More than half of Peru's land is located within the Amazon Basin, and is home to the world's 4th largest tropical forest.

The Andes' proximity to the coast has an appreciable effect on that region's weather, as well as upon the rest of the country. The northwestern flowing Humboldt Current affects parts of Peru's coast, and is the main reason for the arid climate of the Atacama Desert.

The Huascaran National Park is found in the Cordillera Blanca, and contains more than 50 glaciated peaks, including Peru's highest peak. In 1970, the northwest face of Nevado Huascaran broke off, killing approximately 70,000 people in one of the worst avalanche disasters of the 20th century. The Virgen del Carmen festival is one of the largest street festivals held in Peru.
8. Dear Beeronians, I decided to swing back north, to see the world's highest waterfall. I took lots of photos there, and more throughout Canaima National Park. Tomorrow I am planning a visit to Pico Bolívar, and if I have time, the Orinoco River Delta. I will keep you informed of my plans, and keep posting the photos! Liz Which South American country is Liz exploring?

Answer: Venezuela

The Andes dominate the western region of Venezuela, while the Orinoco River Delta is found in the east. The llanos, or plains, is an ecoregion comprised of flooded grasslands and savannas. The Orinoco River, the country's major river system, forms part of the boundary between Venezuela and Colombia. Canaima National Park is home to Angel Falls, and to the ancient geological formations called tepuis - table mountains.

It was the tepuis which prompted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write "The Lost World". Pico Bolivar, located in the Andes, is Venezuela's highest peak.

In the south, the rainforests of the Amazon Basin are not extensive, but rich in flora and fauna. With coastline on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela has numerous beaches, islands, cays and islets.
9. Dear Beeronians, Today I visited Mount Roraima, and then swung north to see Georgetown - which is on the Atlantic coast. The city is surrounded by cane fields and swamps, and has canals and sluices built by the Dutch and British to protect the city at high tide. Tomorrow I am going to visit Kaieteur Falls and maybe the Berbice Bridge. I will send you the pictures when I get a chance. See you soon, Liz What South American country is Liz visiting?

Answer: Guyana

The Pacaraima Mountains are home to Mount Roraima, Guyana's highest peak. Located in the southwestern region, the mountain forms a triple border for Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil. Guyana's coastline is comprised mainly of mudflats, sandbars and shallow waters, and much of the coastal area floods at high tide. Beyond the coast lies marsh and swamps, and beyond these is a white sand belt which is comprised of sandy hills, rocky areas and hardwood forests.

The interior is mainly grasslands, lowlands, desert savannah and rainforests. Located in Kaieteur National Park, Kaieteur Falls are on the Potaro River in central Guyana.

The Berbice Bridge is a floating, or pontoon, bridge over the Berbice River. 90% of Guyana's population live in the coastal area.
10. Dear Beeronians, I just visited the Pacific Equatorial Forest, and it was gorgeous. I have also been to see Cuenca and Quito, which are World Heritage Sites, and the volcano Cotopaxi. While I was there, I swung east to take a look at the rainforest, then back to the Pacific coast to catch a ride to the Galapagos Islands. This country is very interesting! See you when I get back! Liz What country does Liz find so interesting?

Answer: Ecuador

Ecuador is one of South America's smaller countries. It has a border on the Pacific Ocean, and land borders with Colombia and Peru. The coastal area is comprised of a wide plain, which gives way to the foothills of the Andes. While the majority of the forests there have been decimated, there are still tropical, evergreen and mangrove forests.

Inland further are the Andes, with snow-capped peaks and a number of volcanoes - several still active. Cotopaxi is an active volcano, one of the world's highest, and it is also Ecuador's second-highest point.

The highest point is Chimborazo, an inactive volcano. In the eastern part of Ecuador is the Amazon Basin, and vast stretches of upland and lowland rainforest. The capital of Ecuador is Quito, but Guayaquil is the country's most populous city.
Source: Author beergirllaura

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