How much do you know about Peru?

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How Much Do You Know About Peru? - Quiz

Have you ever visited the Latin American country Peru? You can test yourself on this Peru quiz to see whether you know Peru or if you need to learn more. Do you know Lima is the capital city of Peru? Peru has a lot to offer, from the Amazon jungle and the towering Andes to its culturally rich capital and colorful cast of wildlife. With this quiz, you can learn amazing facts about Peru. All the best for a 100% score on this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Peru is known for which of these mountains?

    • A.

      Bow Mountain

    • B.

      Prism Mountain

    • C.

      Rainbow Mountain

    • D.

      Arc Mountain

    Correct Answer
    C. Rainbow Mountain
    Explanation
    Rainbow Mountain is the correct answer because it is a well-known mountain in Peru. Located in the Andes, Rainbow Mountain is famous for its vibrant colors caused by the mineral deposits in the area. The mountain attracts many tourists who come to witness its unique and stunning natural beauty.

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  • 2. 

    Peru is known as the birthplace of which water sports. 

    • A.

      Parasailing

    • B.

      Sailing

    • C.

      Waterskiing

    • D.

      Surfing

    Correct Answer
    D. Surfing
    Explanation
    Peru is known as the birthplace of surfing because it has a long and rich history of wave riding. Ancient Peruvian cultures, such as the Moche and Chimu, were known to ride waves on reed boats called "caballitos de totora." This tradition has continued throughout the years, and Peru is now considered one of the best surfing destinations in the world, with popular spots like Chicama and Mancora attracting surfers from all over.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is the world's deepest canyon located in Peru?

    • A.

      Cotahuasi Canyon

    • B.

      Colca Canyon

    • C.

      Canon del Sonche

    • D.

      Both a & b

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a & b
    Explanation
    The world's deepest canyon located in Peru is both the Cotahuasi Canyon and the Colca Canyon.

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  • 4. 

    Which place from Peru is among the New Seven Wonders of the World?

    • A.

      The Colosseum

    • B.

      Chichén Itzá

    • C.

      Machu Picchu

    • D.

      Petra

    Correct Answer
    C. Machu Picchu
    Explanation
    Machu Picchu is the correct answer because it is a famous historical site located in Peru and is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is an ancient Inca citadel that was built in the 15th century and is known for its impressive architecture and stunning mountainous landscape. Machu Picchu attracts tourists from all over the world who come to explore and appreciate its historical significance and natural beauty.

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  • 5. 

    What is the national animal of Peru?

    • A.

      Vicuña

    • B.

      Spectacled Bear

    • C.

      Hummingbirds

    • D.

      Jaguar

    Correct Answer
    A. Vicuña
    Explanation
    The national animal of Peru is the Vicuña. The Vicuña is a small camelid that is native to the Andes Mountains in Peru. It is known for its soft and valuable wool, which has been used by the indigenous people of Peru for centuries. The Vicuña is considered a symbol of the Andean culture and is protected by the Peruvian government.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following countries does NOT share a border with Peru?

    • A.

      Bolivia

    • B.

      Uruguay

    • C.

      Ecuador

    • D.

      Chile

    Correct Answer
    B. Uruguay
    Explanation
    Uruguay does not share a border with Peru. Peru is located in South America and is bordered by Ecuador to the north, Bolivia to the east, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. However, Uruguay is located in the southeastern region of South America, far away from Peru. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, and Argentina to the west. Therefore, Uruguay is the correct answer as it does not share a border with Peru.

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  • 7. 

    Which is the currency of Peru?

    • A.

      Escudo

    • B.

      Nuevo Sol

    • C.

      Dollar

    • D.

      Peso

    Correct Answer
    B. Nuevo Sol
    Explanation
    The currency of Peru is Nuevo Sol.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is the national language of Peru?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      Quechua

    • C.

      Portuguese

    • D.

      Both a & b

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a & b
    Explanation
    The national language of Peru is both Spanish and Quechua. This is because Spanish is the official language of Peru, spoken by the majority of the population, while Quechua is also recognized as an official language and is spoken by a significant portion of the indigenous population. Therefore, both options "a" (Spanish) and "b" (Quechua) are correct.

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  • 9. 

    The Amazon river ends in Peru.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Amazon river does not end in Peru. It actually flows through Peru, but its mouth is located in Brazil, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, the statement that the Amazon river ends in Peru is incorrect.

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  • 10. 

    Which food is said to be originated from Peru?

    • A.

      Potatoes

    • B.

      Onions

    • C.

      Carrots

    • D.

      Capsicum

    Correct Answer
    A. Potatoes
    Explanation
    Potatoes are said to be originated from Peru. They were first domesticated in the Andean region of Peru around 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. The Incas cultivated and developed different varieties of potatoes, which were then introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Today, potatoes are one of the most widely consumed and versatile foods worldwide, with numerous culinary uses and varieties available.

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