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Officially known as the Argentine Republic, Argentina is located mostly in the southern half of South America. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west and is bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north. Brazil lies in the northeast region. Argentina is a wide place to explore. The south Atlantic Ocean lies at its east, and to its south is the Drake Passage. Test your knowledge, a trivia on one of South America's favorite tourist destinations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What region of South America is Argentina located?

    • A.

      North

    • B.

      West 

    • C.

      South 

    • D.

      East

    Correct Answer
    C. South 
    Explanation
    Argentina is located in the South region of South America.

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  • 2. 

    How many major climate types are experienced in Argentina?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    Argentina experiences four major climate types. This is because of its vast geographical area and diverse topography, which includes the Andes Mountains, the Pampas plains, and the Patagonian Plateau. These different regions contribute to the varying climate patterns across the country. The four major climate types found in Argentina are the tropical climate in the north, the temperate climate in the central region, the arid climate in the west, and the cold climate in the south.

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  • 3. 

    Brazil borders Argentina in which direction?

    • A.

      West

    • B.

      South

    • C.

      Northeast

    • D.

      Southeast

    Correct Answer
    C. Northeast
    Explanation
    Brazil does not border Argentina in the West, South, or Southeast directions. The only remaining option is Northeast, which is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    What time zone is observed in Argentina?

    • A.

      UTC+3

    • B.

      UTC+2

    • C.

      UTC-2

    • D.

      UTC-3

    Correct Answer
    D. UTC-3
    Explanation
    Argentina observes the UTC-3 time zone. This means that the time in Argentina is 3 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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  • 5. 

    What is the Longest River in Argentina?

    • A.

      Parana River

    • B.

      Uruguay River

    • C.

      Colorado River

    • D.

      Rio Negro

    Correct Answer
    A. Parana River
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Parana River. The Parana River is the longest river in Argentina, spanning approximately 4,880 kilometers. It flows through various countries including Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, before reaching Argentina. The river plays a significant role in the country's economy, providing transportation for goods and serving as a source of hydroelectric power. Additionally, the Parana River is a popular tourist destination, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

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  • 6. 

    How many countries share a border with Argentina?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    Argentina shares a border with five countries: Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. These countries are located in different directions around Argentina, with Chile to the west, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, and Uruguay to the east. This makes a total of five countries that share a border with Argentina.

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  • 7. 

    How many national parks are in Argentina? 

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      33

    • D.

      39

    Correct Answer
    C. 33
    Explanation
    Argentina has 33 national parks. These protected areas are established to conserve and showcase the country's natural and cultural heritage. They encompass a diverse range of ecosystems, including forests, mountains, wetlands, and deserts. These national parks provide habitats for numerous plant and animal species, some of which are endemic and endangered. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, wildlife watching, and camping while appreciating the country's natural beauty and biodiversity.

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  • 8. 

    Argentina takes home what position when ranking the world's largest countries? 

    • A.

      3rd

    • B.

      8th

    • C.

      13th

    • D.

      25th

    Correct Answer
    B. 8th
    Explanation
    Argentina is ranked 8th when considering the world's largest countries. This means that there are only 7 countries that have a larger land area than Argentina.

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  • 9. 

    What is the percentage of water area in Argentina?

    • A.

      4.21

    • B.

      2.83

    • C.

      1.57

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.57
    Explanation
    The percentage of water area in Argentina is 1.57%. This means that out of the total land area of Argentina, 1.57% is covered by water bodies such as lakes, rivers, and coastal areas.

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  • 10. 

    What is the highest mountain in Argentina?

    • A.

      Monte Pissis

    • B.

      Cerro Bonete

    • C.

      Aconcagua

    • D.

      Tipas

    Correct Answer
    C. Aconcagua
    Explanation
    Aconcagua is the highest mountain in Argentina. It is located in the Andes mountain range and stands at an impressive height of 6,960.8 meters (22,837 ft). Aconcagua is not only the highest peak in Argentina but also the highest mountain in the entire Western and Southern Hemispheres. It is a popular destination for mountaineers from around the world, attracting both experienced climbers and adventurers seeking to conquer its challenging slopes. Its prominence and majestic beauty make Aconcagua a significant landmark in Argentina's natural landscape.

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