Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Brazil is by far the largest nation in South America but its highest city is only 5,341 feet (1,628 meters), relatively low compared to other countries in South America. What is the name of the city located in the state of São Paulo and is known for its German, Swiss, and Italian architecture and the Boa Vista Palace?
2. The highest city in South America and one of the highest cities in the world is located in Peru. The main economic driver of the city is a nearby gold mine. With a name derived from the Spanish meaning 'the corner', what is the name of this city?
3. Our next high city of South America is one of the highest administrative capital cities in the world at 11,975 feet (3,690 meters). What is the name of this city where one can find the San Francisco Cathedral, the home of Pedro Domingo Murillo, and Tiwanaku Square?
4. Our next high city shares most of its name with a marine food commonly found fried in Italian restaurants. What is the name of this Chilean city that is ironically found within the Atacama Desert but through which the River Loa flows?
5. The highest large city in the nation of Venezuela contains the main campus of the Universidad de Los Andes. What is the name of this city that rises to an elevation of 5,350 feet (1,630 meters) and lies near Pico Bolívar, the highest mountain in Venezuela?
6. Our next high city has a popular monument and museum called La Mitad del Mundo meaning 'The Middle of the World". What is the name of this capital city located within the Guayllabamba river basin at an altitude of 9,350 feet (2,850 meters)?
7. The capital of the Boyacá department in Colombia is a city that rises to 9,250 feet (2,820 meters). What is the name of this city that has the lowest homicide rate in Colombia and the primary campus of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia?
8. A historically significant South American city was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1987 and it was founded by the Spanish in 1545. Situated in Bolivia at 13,343 feet (4,067), what is the name of this Bolivian city that provided an enormous amount of silver to the Spanish empire?
9. The nation of Colombia and in particular the city of Manizales is associated with the production of a commonly consumed product. What is the name of this product that Colombia ranked third in production of in 2014 at 696,000 metric tons? Much of this was produced in Manizales at an elevation of 7,090 feet (2,160 meters).
10. While our final high city in South America is located in Bolivia its name was actually used for the currency of Ecuador from 1884 to 2000. Founded in 1538 under the name Ciudad de la Plata de la Nueva Toledo (City of Silver of New Toledo), what is the name of this city that is served by Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport?
Source: Author Triviaballer
This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor Tizzabelle
before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.