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Step into the world of Guatemala with our exciting quiz. Test your knowledge of this diverse and beautiful Central American country, renowned for its rich culture, fascinating history, and stunning natural landscapes.
This quiz will take you on a journey through Guatemala's vibrant culture, exploring its traditions, cuisine, and vibrant festivals. You'll also delve into the nation's complex history, including its ancient Mayan heritage and colonial past.
Whether you're planning a trip, have fond memories of your visit, or simply want to expand your knowledge, this quiz is the perfect opportunity to discover more about the enchanting world of Read moreGuatemala. Put your knowledge to the test and share your results with fellow enthusiasts.


Guatemala Quiz Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What is the capital city of Guatemala?

    • A.

      Guatemala City

    • B.

      San Salvador

    • C.

      Tegucigalpa

    • D.

      Managua

    Correct Answer
    A. Guatemala City
    Explanation
    The capital city of Guatemala is Guatemala City, which is also the largest city in the country.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following languages is spoken in Guatemala?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      Portuguese

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      Italian

    Correct Answer
    A. Spanish
    Explanation
    The official language of Guatemala is Spanish, spoken by the majority of the population.

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  • 3. 

    What is the currency of Guatemala?

    • A.

      Guatemalan dollar

    • B.

      Guatemalan peso

    • C.

      Guatemalan quetzal

    • D.

      Guatemalan bolivar

    Correct Answer
    C. Guatemalan quetzal
    Explanation
    The currency of Guatemala is the Guatemalan quetzal, named after the national bird of Guatemala.

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  • 4. 

    Which Mayan ruins are located in Guatemala?

    • A.

      Machu Picchu

    • B.

      Chichen Itza

    • C.

      Tikal

    • D.

      Teotihuacan

    Correct Answer
    C. Tikal
    Explanation
    Tikal is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization, located in Guatemala.

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  • 5. 

    What is the national dish of Guatemala?

    • A.

      Enchiladas

    • B.

      Pupusas

    • C.

      Chiles Rellenos

    • D.

      Pepian

    Correct Answer
    D. Pepian
    Explanation
    Pepian is considered the national dish of Guatemala, which is a thick, spicy, and flavorful meat stew.

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  • 6. 

    What are the colors of the Guatemalan flag?

    • A.

      Blue & Yellow

    • B.

      Sky Blue and White

    • C.

      Red & Black

    • D.

      Red & White

    Correct Answer
    B. Sky Blue and White
    Explanation
    The national flag of Guatemala, often referred to as "Pabellón Nacional" (literally, "National Flag") or "Azul y Blanco" ("Blue and White") features two colors: Sky blue and white

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  • 7. 

    Which lake is the largest in Guatemala?

    • A.

      Lake Atitlan

    • B.

      Lake Izabal

    • C.

      Lake Amatitlan

    • D.

      Lake Peten Itza

    Correct Answer
    B. Lake Izabal
    Explanation
    Lake Izabal is the largest lake in Guatemala, covering an area of approximately 589 square kilometers.

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  • 8. 

    What is the traditional Guatemalan textile called?

    • A.

      Poncho

    • B.

      Sarape

    • C.

      Huipil

    • D.

      Chapare

    Correct Answer
    C. Huipil
    Explanation
    A huipil is a traditional Guatemalan textile made by female artisans, often worn as a blouse or dress.

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  • 9. 

    Which volcano is the highest in Guatemala?

    • A.

      Volcan Tajumulco

    • B.

      Santa Maria Volcano

    • C.

      Acatenango Volcano

    • D.

      Fuego Volcano

    Correct Answer
    A. Volcan Tajumulco
    Explanation
    Volcan Tajumulco is the highest volcano in Guatemala, standing at an elevation of 4,220 meters (13,845 feet).

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  • 10. 

    What is the traditional instrument used in Guatemalan marimba music?

    • A.

      Guitar

    • B.

      Trumpet

    • C.

      Violin

    • D.

      Marimba

    Correct Answer
    D. Marimba
    Explanation
    The marimba is a traditional musical instrument widely used in Guatemalan folk and marimba bands.

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  • 11. 

    Which ocean borders Guatemala to the south?

    • A.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B.

      Pacific Ocean

    • C.

      Indian Ocean

    • D.

      Arctic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    B. Pacific Ocean
    Explanation
    The Pacific Ocean borders Guatemala to the south, providing the country with beautiful coastal areas.

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  • 12. 

    What is the traditional dance of Guatemala?

    • A.

      Salsa

    • B.

      Merengue

    • C.

      The Baile de la Conquista

    • D.

      Marimba

    Correct Answer
    C. The Baile de la Conquista
    Explanation
    The Baile de la Conquista or Dance of the Conquest is a traditional folkloric dance from Guatemala. 

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  • 13. 

    Which famous Guatemalan architect designed the National Palace in Guatemala City?

    • A.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • B.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • C.

      Diego Rivera

    • D.

      Rafael Pérez de León

    Correct Answer
    D. Rafael Pérez de León
    Explanation
    Rafael Pérez de León a renowned Guatemalan architect, designed the National Palace in Guatemala City, which is an iconic landmark of the country.

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  • 14. 

    Which country borders Guatemala to the north?

    • A.

      Mexico

    • B.

      Belize

    • C.

      Honduras

    • D.

      El Salvador

    Correct Answer
    A. Mexico
    Explanation
    Mexico borders Guatemala to the north, sharing a land border between the two countries.

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  • 15. 

    Which country does not share border with Guatemala?

    • A.

      Honduras

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      Panama

    • D.

      Belize

    Correct Answer
    C. Panama
    Explanation
    Located in Central America, Guatemala shares borders with four countries (Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize) 

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