How Well Do You Know Brazil's History?

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  • 1. 

    Brazil became a republic in… 

    • A. 

      November, 1889

    • B. 

      September, 1822

    • C. 

      April, 1500

    Correct Answer
    A. November, 1889
    Explanation
    In November 1889, Brazil became a republic. This marked the end of the monarchy in Brazil and the establishment of a republican form of government. The transition to a republic was a result of a military coup that overthrew Emperor Pedro II. This event was significant in Brazilian history as it led to the adoption of a new constitution and the establishment of a presidential system of government.

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  • 2. 

    Brazil’s first elected by direct vote president was… 

    • A. 

      Luis Inácio da Silva

    • B. 

      Tancredo Neves

    • C. 

      Fernando Collor

    Correct Answer
    C. Fernando Collor
    Explanation
    Fernando Collor was Brazil's first elected president by direct vote. He served as the President of Brazil from 1990 to 1992. Prior to his presidency, Brazil had a long history of military rule, and Collor's election marked a significant transition towards democracy. His presidency, however, was marred by corruption allegations, which ultimately led to his impeachment in 1992. Despite the controversies surrounding his presidency, Collor remains a significant figure in Brazil's political history as the first president to be elected directly by the people.

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  • 3. 

    Brazil was ruled by different regimes along the history. These regimes were: 

    • A. 

      Imperialist, Socialist, Dictatorial and Democratic

    • B. 

      Monarchical, Authoritarian, Dictatorial and Democratic

    • C. 

      Dictatorship, Communist, Imperialist and Democratic

    Correct Answer
    B. Monarchical, Authoritarian, Dictatorial and Democratic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Monarchical, Authoritarian, Dictatorial and Democratic. This answer accurately reflects the historical ruling regimes in Brazil. Brazil started as a monarchy with the Portuguese royal family ruling the country. After the monarchy was abolished, Brazil went through periods of authoritarian rule, followed by dictatorial regimes such as the military dictatorship. Finally, Brazil transitioned to a democratic system, which is the current form of government in the country.

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  • 4. 

    How many presidents did Brazil have? 

    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      36

    Correct Answer
    C. 36
    Explanation
    Since de proclamation of the republic Brazil had 36 active presidents.

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  • 5. 

    Who was Brazil’s first president?  

    • A. 

      Fernando Collor

    • B. 

      Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    • C. 

      Tancredo Neves

    • D. 

      Deodoro da Fonseca

    Correct Answer
    D. Deodoro da Fonseca
    Explanation
    Deodoro da Fonseca was Brazil's first president because he served as the country's leader from 1889 to 1891 after the overthrow of the monarchy. He played a crucial role in the transition from an empire to a republic and implemented several political and social reforms during his presidency. Fonseca's presidency marked the beginning of the republican era in Brazil's history.

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