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1. This country is the only Dutch-speaking region in the world that is not a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands or Belgium. Which of the following is the only state outside Europe where Dutch is the official language?
2. The name of this nation means "little Venice" in Spanish. Which of the following became the world's first oil-exporting nation in the 1930s, and is one of the wealthiest countries in South America?
3. With a name meaning "Equator" in Spanish, which nation has a charming capital that is known as the "City of Eternal Spring"?
4. One of the world's narrowest nations, this country averages less than 150 miles in width, but is as long as the US is wide. Its Easter Island is famous for its huge stone figures of unknown origin. Which country is it?
5. With neither a coastline nor adequate road, rail, or water transportation, this landlocked nation is one of South America's poorest. Which of the following has the world's highest capital city, which sits on a plateau in the Andes?
6. Believing that the Gran Chaco contained oil, which of the following countries seized it from Bolivia in a costly war in 1932?
7. This nation is the continent's second-largest in size. Which of the following attempted to take the Falkland Islands, a British possession, by force in 1982, leading to its defeat and the overthrow of its military government?
8. The fifth-largest nation in the world, this superpower of South America is nearly half the size of the entire continent. Which of the following is the only country in Latin America to have a strong Portuguese culture?
9. Which of the following is the only South American country to have both Atlantic and Pacific coastlines?
10. Some aspects of this South American country resemble an Asian country rather than a Latin American one. Which nation attracted foreign religious cults in the 1970s, the most famous of which ended in the Jonestown Massacre?
11. Which of the following was once the heart of the Inca civilization and is now the third-largest country in South America?
12. This nation is one of the few in the world to have all of its land in use in one form or another. Which of the following was such a model society that it was called the "Switzerland of South America" until the 1950s?
13. BONUS QUESTION: The Amazon River flows through two different countries, originating in the Peruvian Andes and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. Of the two countries it passes through, which contains the location of the great river's mouth?
14. BONUS QUESTION: Which of the following country's national football (soccer) team won the FIFA World Cup in 1978 and 1986?
15. BONUS QUESTION: Cusco, the administrative, political and military center of the Inca Empire, was located where?
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