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Don't Cry For Me Argentina Trivia Quiz


What do you know about Argentina?

A multiple-choice quiz by happygilmour. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
happygilmour
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
104,706
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
Plays
2286
Last 3 plays: rainbowriver (15/15), Guest 190 (13/15), Guest 190 (13/15).
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Argentinian by birth, he played a crucial part in the Cuban revolution, as well as in communist activities in other Latin American countries. Who is he? Hint

Carlos Menem
Emiliano Zapata
Che Guevara
Fidel Castro

2. Which from the following is an Argentinian national drink? Hint

Guaraná
Quilmes
Tango
Mate

3. What is the "milonga"? Hint

A typical Argentine dish
A type of witchcraft widely used in Argentina
A famous football stadium
A tango dance party

4. Argentina is the world's ___ largest country? Hint

ninth
sixth
eighth
seventh

5. In 1933, she wanted to become an actress. In 1951, she wanted to become the vice-president of Argentina. Her tomb can be found at Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. Hint

Chiche Duhalde
Eva Peron
Susana Gimenez
Mirtha Legrand

6. How many countries does Argentina border? Hint

Three
Five
Four
Six

7. Which food is not typically Argentine? Hint

Feijoada
Asado
Dulce de Leche
Milanesa

8. The Superclásico football match is between which two teams? Hint

Racing Club & Banfield
Lanus & Independiente
River & Boca
San Lorenzo & Veléz Sarsfield

9. Carlos Gardel, born in France, is famous for what? Hint

Fashionable clothes designer in Argentina
Top Argentine goal scorer in the 2002 World Cup
Singer of Tango Ballads
Created the Argentine Constitution in 1853

10. Nicknamed "Pelusa", he played 91 matches for the Argentine national team between 1977-1994. Who is he? Hint

Carlos Valderrama
Gabriel Batistuta
Diego Maradona
Diego Simeone

11. They´ve been called the wanderers of the Pampas. Who are they? Hint

Boleadoras
Charros
Kooris
Gauchos

12. What is the name of the most popular card game in Argentina? Hint

Black Jack
Truco
Bridge
Solitaire

13. Which of these Argentine provinces does not produce wine? Hint

La Rioja
Mendoza
Tierra del Fuego
San Juan

14. Another football question: Diego Maradona was a member of the Argentine squad when it won the 1978 World Cup.

True
False

15. Which of these writers is not from Argentina? Hint

Jorge Luis Borges
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ernesto Sabato
José Hernadez


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Argentinian by birth, he played a crucial part in the Cuban revolution, as well as in communist activities in other Latin American countries. Who is he?

Answer: Che Guevara

Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967) was born into a middle-class family in Rosario, Argentina. He received a medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1953. In 1954 he decided to go to Mexico and join Cuban revolutionaries under Fidel Castro.

Emiliano Zapata was a Mexican revolutionary. He was assassinated in 1919 in Mexico.

Fidel Castro is a former revolutionary and current Cuban president (as of November 2002). He was born near Mayari, Cuba in 1926. In spite of Cuba's poor economical conditions, Castro is still popular with the majority of Cubans.

Carlos Menem is ex-president of Argentina.
2. Which from the following is an Argentinian national drink?

Answer: Mate

Mate is Argentina's national drink. Some people claim it to be a kind of drug. People often share the drink amongst groups that they may not even be acquainted with. Just think of all the saliva exchange that goes on!
Guaraná is a tropical plant with small red fruit with a high caffeine content. It is also a popular soft drink in Brazil.

Tango is a popular folk dance.

Quilmes is a popular beer. Its taste is very similar to that of American Budweiser, extremely watered down and it's a bit more bubbly than most... So be careful if you're on a date, you might be a little bubbly yourself!
3. What is the "milonga"?

Answer: A tango dance party

The milonga is a social dance party where tango is danced. This is a dance that developed in San Telmo and has European influence. This dance has come back into fashion and is being danced more frequently by younger generations (I can do the eight steps!).

Don't confuse milonga with milanesa, which is a typical Argentine dish.

If you chose the football stadium, you're maybe thinking of the Maracaná, Rio De Janeiro's football stadium, the largest one in the world.
4. Argentina is the world's ___ largest country?

Answer: eighth

The largest country in the world is Russia.
5. In 1933, she wanted to become an actress. In 1951, she wanted to become the vice-president of Argentina. Her tomb can be found at Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.

Answer: Eva Peron

Eva Perón, nicknamed "Evita", was the wife of president Juan Perón.

Chiche Duhualde is the First Lady, wife of the current (Nov. 29th 2002) Argentina's president Eduardo Duhualde. She is sometimes compared to Evita for her help to the poor.

Mirta Legrand & Susana Gimenez are old timers, still living, famous for their acting & TV shows.
6. How many countries does Argentina border?

Answer: Five

Argentina borders Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia & Chile.
7. Which food is not typically Argentine?

Answer: Feijoada

Argentine cuisine is heavily influenced by European cuisine, in particular Italian cuisine. Dulce de Leche is a traditional dairy product which literally translates into "Sweet made from milk". A bit too sweet for my liking!
Feijoada is a national dish of Brazil made with beans. It looks like a stew.
Argentina is not a place for vegetarians, it is a place for those who love beef. The "asado" (BBQ) is a traditional meal and is cooked on charcoal.
The milanesa is a delicious deep-fried breaded beef. One of my favourites!
8. The Superclásico football match is between which two teams?

Answer: River & Boca

From a total of 278 matches, Boca has won 100 matches, River 90 and they have drawn 88 times. The two sets of fans really don't like each other. Boca fans refer to River supporters as 'gallinas' (chickens) because they think River are afraid of everything, and the River fans hit back by calling their rivals 'los puercos' (pigs) because their stadium is located in a poor Boca area and is said to stink most of the time.
9. Carlos Gardel, born in France, is famous for what?

Answer: Singer of Tango Ballads

Carlos Gardel is a legend in Argentina and helped to make tango a world wide popular dance. On the 34th June 1935 he tragically died in an air crash in Medellin, Colombia while on tour.

Brazilian star Ronaldo was top scorer with 8 goals in 7 matches in the 2002 World Cup Tournament. The top Argentine goal scorers were Gabriel Batistuta and Hernan Crespo.
10. Nicknamed "Pelusa", he played 91 matches for the Argentine national team between 1977-1994. Who is he?

Answer: Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is considered an idol by the Argentines. He was elected "FIFA best football player of the century" in 2000.

Gabriel Batistuta, nicknamed 'Batigol' was born in Reconquista, Santa Fe on 1st Feb. 1969. He scored 56 goals in 78 matches (15 June 2002)for the national team and announced that he would quit playing for Argentina.

Diego Simeone, nicknamed 'El Cholo', born 28th April 1970 in Buenos Aires. He has played over 100 matches for Argentina overtaking Maradona.

Carlos Valderrama, the distinctive, frizzy-haired footballer, is Colombia's answer to Maradona.
11. They´ve been called the wanderers of the Pampas. Who are they?

Answer: Gauchos

Gauchos are still around today although their way of life has changed due to the modern society.

Boleadores are slings with balls attached to the end. They are used to hunt down cattle.

A koori is an aboriginal person from Australia.

A Charro is one of Mexican cowboys who are known as the 'Warriors of Mexico'. Their ancestors fought for Mexico's independence and freedom.
12. What is the name of the most popular card game in Argentina?

Answer: Truco

Truco is widely played in Argentina. It is derived from the simpler game Truc, which is played in Catalonia and southern France.
I used to hate the game as it involves sending certain signals, e.g winking, lying etc. to confuse your opponents.

Black Jack is a popular casino game. If you are a good player then your odds of winning are higher than in other casino games.

I used to think of Bridge as a card game played by old age pensioners to pass the time but little did I know that it is a game of strategic decision making and is probably the most difficult card game to master.

In Solitaire the aim is to stack cards in ascending order.
13. Which of these Argentine provinces does not produce wine?

Answer: Tierra del Fuego

Argentina is renowned for quality wine and is a major player in the world wide wine production.

Mendoza is Argentina's most important wine-producing region, with more than 350,000 acres under vine (some 70 percent of Argentina's total vineyard plantings).

The San Juan region is made up of three valleys, Ullum, Tulum and Zonda. With over 250 wineries, San Juan has the country's highest-elevation vineyards.

There are a large number of wineries in La Rioja, which is marked by an extremely warm and dry climate. Even ex-president Carlos Menem has his own winery which released several new wines in the year 2001. Maybe he should stick to wine making!

Tierra del Fuego is too cold to produce wine!
14. Another football question: Diego Maradona was a member of the Argentine squad when it won the 1978 World Cup.

Answer: False

His first World Cup appearance was in 1982 in Spain at the age of 22. I bumped into him several times in Buenos Aires and my God, he put on weight!
15. Which of these writers is not from Argentina?

Answer: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1928. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. His most famous novel is 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'.

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires on August 24, 1899. Borges was influenced by European culture.

Jose Hernández was born in Argentina and was neither a political intellectual nor an outstanding journalist, but in the few months that he wrote 'El gaucho Martin Fierro', it became so popular that even school students have to read it.

Ernesto Sábato was born in Rojas, province of Buenos Aires in 1911. His novels are mostly about the inability of human beings to free themselves from psychological complexities. In 1984, Sábato wrote a report on the 'disappeared' victims of Argentina's military regime, a dark period in Argentina's history.
Source: Author happygilmour

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