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Quiz about States of Brazil
Quiz about States of Brazil

States of Brazil Trivia Quiz


Can you identify these ten Brazilian states given a few details? Boa sorte!

A photo quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Joepetz
Time
5 mins
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386,624
Updated
Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. This state in western Brazil is known for its varying geography. The northern part of the state is covered with the Amazon Rain Forest while the rest of the state contains other land forms, including the Pantanal, the largest wetlands area in the world, and Chapada dos Guimares, Brazil's largest sandstone cave. Which state is this?
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Question 2 of 10
2. This next state is the westernmost in Brazil. It borders both Peru and Bolivia. The entire state is considered to be in the Amazon Rain Forest territory. This state is also the nation's biggest producer of both Brazil nuts and rubber. Which flat state is this? Hint


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Question 3 of 10
3. This state is the second most populated in Brazil and the most populated state that is not named after a city. Half of the state is dry and mountainous while the other half is green and fertile. The most famous geographical sites here are Serra da Canastra National Park, the Gruta Rei do Mato cave and the Mantiqueira Mountains. Which state is this? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This state's name means toucan's beak in the native Tupi language. This state is known for its hydroelectric power dams. One of the most popular sites is the Jalapao National Park, where a season of the U.S. version of "Survivor" was filmed. Hint


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Question 5 of 10
5. This state is said to have the purest air in the Western Hemisphere. It is located in the northeastern part of Brazil and is known worldwide for its beaches and sand dunes. An unusual attraction is the Cajueiro do Pirangi, the world largest cashew tree. Which state is this? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This state is the largest in Brazil. It is about the same size as Alaska or Mongolia. Manaus is by far and away the most populous city and almost all the people who live in the state live in cities along the Amazon River as most of the land is covered by the Amazon Rain Forest. What is this huge state? Hint


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Question 7 of 10
7. This state is a rare one in terms of its economy. It is one of the few in Brazil geared toward manufacturing as opposed to tourism. However, the state does have some touristic appeal. The Coconut Coast is so named because of the many coconut trees there. The Bay of All Saints and Dende Coast are popular for water sports. Which state, with a coastline along the Atlantic, is this? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This state is the only one that borders the nation of Uruguay and it also borders Argentina. Like Argentina and Uruguay, this state has something of a "gaucho" culture to it. The Lagoa dos Patos (pictured), Brazil's largest lagoon, is located within this state. Which southernmost state is this? Hint


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Question 9 of 10
9. This state borders Argentina and Paraguay. It is home to Brazil's part of the magnificent Iguacu Falls (pictured) and the Itaipu Dam, the largest power plant in the world. It has a very short coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Which state, that is crossed by the Tropic of Capricorn, is this? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This final state is located in the northeastern part of Brazil. It is home to many cave paintings and other archaeological features, especially in Serra da Capivara National Park. There are many canyons in this state as well as a land feature known locally as caatinga, which is a woodland area that needs very little water to survive. Which state is this? Hint


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1. This state in western Brazil is known for its varying geography. The northern part of the state is covered with the Amazon Rain Forest while the rest of the state contains other land forms, including the Pantanal, the largest wetlands area in the world, and Chapada dos Guimares, Brazil's largest sandstone cave. Which state is this?

Answer: Mato Grosso

Mato Grosso is the third largest state in Brazil. Its large size and central location within South America contribute to its varied landscape which includes rain forests, hills and mountains and caves. Pictured is the Pantanal, the largest wetlands area in the world. Pantanal is split within Brazil between Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul and the nations of Bolivia and Paraguay. Although the Pantanal and Amazon areas are protected, illegal poaching and logging occurs on a frequent basis.

Mato Grosso is also home to a large number of indigenous people, especially Xingu people. The Xingu Indigenous Park is located in Mato Grosso and is dedicated to preserving indigenous people, cultures and the environment.
2. This next state is the westernmost in Brazil. It borders both Peru and Bolivia. The entire state is considered to be in the Amazon Rain Forest territory. This state is also the nation's biggest producer of both Brazil nuts and rubber. Which flat state is this?

Answer: Acre

Acre is the westernmost state in Brazil and the westernmost point in the country can be found in Serra do Divisor National Park (pictured), along the Peruvian border. Most of Acre is rain forest situated on a plateau and the elevation does not vary much. During World War II, Acre played an important role as it was the Allied Forces' main source of rubber since Southeast Asia's rubber plantations were taken by the Japanese.
3. This state is the second most populated in Brazil and the most populated state that is not named after a city. Half of the state is dry and mountainous while the other half is green and fertile. The most famous geographical sites here are Serra da Canastra National Park, the Gruta Rei do Mato cave and the Mantiqueira Mountains. Which state is this?

Answer: Minas Gerais

Minas Gerais is landlocked but located near the Atlantic Ocean and close to both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It is about the size of France in terms of land area. The capital of Minas Gerais is Belo Horizonte.

The state is well-known for the many presidents that have come from Minas Gerias, including Dilma Rousseff, Itamar Franco and Alfonso Pena. Minas Gerais is the largest producer of coffee and milk in Brazil.

Pictured is the Gruta Rei do Mato, a famous tourist attraction in the state. Its name literally means Cave of the Forest King, which refers to a fugitive who hid out in the cave for years, according to legend.
4. This state's name means toucan's beak in the native Tupi language. This state is known for its hydroelectric power dams. One of the most popular sites is the Jalapao National Park, where a season of the U.S. version of "Survivor" was filmed.

Answer: Tocantins

Tocantins is located in central Brazil. Its capital city is Palmas, which is a relatively new city built in 1989. Much of Tocantins is covered with cerrado, which is a land form similar to a grassy savanna. Tocantins is also home to Ilha do Bananal, the world's largest island within a river. The Tocantins River, for which the state is named, is dammed and provides hydroelectric power to the state and other places as well.

Jalapao National Park (pictured) is mostly cerrado land and is home to many endangered and threatened species of animals including the Brazilian merganser, a species of duck, and the chaco eagle. It was also the location of "Survivor: Tocantins", the eighteenth season of the U.S. series.
5. This state is said to have the purest air in the Western Hemisphere. It is located in the northeastern part of Brazil and is known worldwide for its beaches and sand dunes. An unusual attraction is the Cajueiro do Pirangi, the world largest cashew tree. Which state is this?

Answer: Rio Grande do Norte

According to NASA, Rio Grande do Norte has the purest air in the world outside of Antarctica. This may be attributed to the dry air in the region, though environmental activist say the recent increase in petroleum production threaten the air quality.

The biggest economic industry in the state is tourism. Rio Grande do Norte is known for its beaches including Genipabu Beach and Sand Dunes in the capital city Natal, Ponta Negra which is known for its colorful fishing boats, and Cape Sao Roque, the closest place in South America to Africa.

The Cajueiro do Pirangi is the world's largest cashew tree. Its trunk has the girth of about 70 normal sized cashew trees. Its branches are spread out so far and are so heavy that they actually grow roots when they touch the ground.
6. This state is the largest in Brazil. It is about the same size as Alaska or Mongolia. Manaus is by far and away the most populous city and almost all the people who live in the state live in cities along the Amazon River as most of the land is covered by the Amazon Rain Forest. What is this huge state?

Answer: Amazonas

Amazonas is the largest state in Brazil and accounts for about 18.5% of Brazil's land area. Despite having so much land, only a small part of it is inhabited and most of that land is around the Amazon River in cities like Manaus. Manuas had just over two million people according to the 2016 Brazil Census. The second largest city in Amazonas has just under 200,000 people. The rest of the state is covered by the Amazon Rain Forest and remains mostly inhabitable but there are some small villages there. The state is plagued by deforestation and poaching.

Brazil's highest point, Pico da Neblina (pictured), is located in Amazonas along the Venezuelan border. Amazonas borders three countries: Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.
7. This state is a rare one in terms of its economy. It is one of the few in Brazil geared toward manufacturing as opposed to tourism. However, the state does have some touristic appeal. The Coconut Coast is so named because of the many coconut trees there. The Bay of All Saints and Dende Coast are popular for water sports. Which state, with a coastline along the Atlantic, is this?

Answer: Bahia

Some of the biggest industries in Bahia are mining, petrochemicals, textiles and automotive. Most of the industries are located in the capital of Bahia.

Outside of industry, Bahia is best known for its beaches, like other coastal Brazilian states. These beaches include the Coconut Coast, Dende Coast, Discovery Coast (parts of which may have been the first place in Brazil seen by Europeans) and Whale Coast. Whale Coast contains Abrolhos Marine National Park, which is a popular site for bird and whale watching.

Pictured is the Bay of All Saints or the Baia de Todos os Santos. It is the largest bay in the country and was first discovered by Europeans by Amerigo Vespucci in 1501. During slave days, the Bay of All Saints was a major slave port because of the many sugar plantations that operated in and around Salvador. As a result, Bahia has an above average amount of people of mixed race and twice as many citizens identify as Black compared to Brazil as a whole, according to the 2008 census.
8. This state is the only one that borders the nation of Uruguay and it also borders Argentina. Like Argentina and Uruguay, this state has something of a "gaucho" culture to it. The Lagoa dos Patos (pictured), Brazil's largest lagoon, is located within this state. Which southernmost state is this?

Answer: Rio Grande do Sul

Rio Grande do Sul was originally settled by Guarani people. The first Europeans to live there were Jesuit missionaries. Some of the first missions in Brazil and South America were founded here and many of them can still be visited. The town of Sao Miguel das Missoes is famous for the Jesuit mission ruins that still stand today.

The "Gaucho" or cowboy culture that is present in Rio Grande do Sul is mainly influenced by the neighboring countries of Uruguay and Argentina. The state is rural in some areas and churrasco, a kind of meat barbecue, is a common meal in both Rio Grande do Sul and Argentina. There are also an abundance of wineries in the state, similar to Napa Valley, California.

There many rivers, lakes and lagoons in Rio Grande do Sul. The most prominent body of water is Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil's largest lake. Though it is often called the largest lake in Brazil, it is technically a lagoon. A lagoon is a body of water separated from a larger body of water (in this case the Atlantic Ocean) by a sand bars or reefs. A lake is also typically deeper than a lagoon.
9. This state borders Argentina and Paraguay. It is home to Brazil's part of the magnificent Iguacu Falls (pictured) and the Itaipu Dam, the largest power plant in the world. It has a very short coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Which state, that is crossed by the Tropic of Capricorn, is this?

Answer: Parana

The Iguacu Falls are among the most famous waterfalls on earth. They are shared mostly between Brazil and Argentina but Paraguay also claims a small part. The Itaipu Dam surpassed the Three Gorges Dam in China as the dam that produces the most energy in the world, in 2016.

It is sometimes called the world's largest dam but that is disputed and is dependent on how the size of the dam is measured (i.e. by height, length, power produced). The dam begins near the Igaucu Falls and travels almost 26,000 feet along the Brazilian-Paraguayan border.
10. This final state is located in the northeastern part of Brazil. It is home to many cave paintings and other archaeological features, especially in Serra da Capivara National Park. There are many canyons in this state as well as a land feature known locally as caatinga, which is a woodland area that needs very little water to survive. Which state is this?

Answer: Piaui

Piaui has a very short coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It has the shortest coastline of any state in Brazil that is not landlocked. The Serra da Capivara is estimated to be home to the most rock paintings in the world. One of the park's most famous sites is the Pedra Furada (pictured). The area in and around the Pedra Furada rock formation is especially rich in cave paintings and other archaeological finds.

Caatinga is a form of woodland or forest that needs very little water to survive. If the weather becomes too rainy, the plants will die. The word caatinga means white forest in English. Caatinga is not unique to Piaui but it is very prevalent within the state.
Source: Author Joepetz

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