How Much Do You Know About Chile? Trivia Quiz

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Today we take a look at the Republic of Chile, located in South America and bordering such countries as Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. What do you know about this particular land? Let’s take a look.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these is a Chilean desert?

    • A.

      Anadama

    • B.

      San Juan

    • C.

      Cotablanco

    • D.

      Atacama

    Correct Answer
    D. Atacama
    Explanation
    Atacama is the correct answer because it is a well-known desert located in Chile. It is considered the driest non-polar desert in the world, with extremely arid conditions and very little rainfall. The Atacama Desert is known for its unique landscapes, including salt flats, sand dunes, and geysers. It is a popular tourist destination for its stunning natural beauty and is home to various unique species of flora and fauna that have adapted to survive in such harsh conditions.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is an overseas territory of Chile?

    • A.

      New Caledonia

    • B.

      French Polynesia

    • C.

      Vanuatu

    • D.

      Easter Island

    Correct Answer
    D. Easter Island
    Explanation
    Easter Island is an overseas territory of Chile. It is a remote island located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and is famous for its monumental statues called moai. Despite its isolation, Easter Island is governed by Chile and has a special status as an overseas territory.

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  • 3. 

    Mountains compromise roughly what percentage of Chile's area?

    • A.

      80%

    • B.

      95%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      40%

    Correct Answer
    A. 80%
    Explanation
    Approximately 80% of Chile's area is made up of mountains. This means that a large majority of the country is covered by mountainous terrain. The presence of mountains in such a significant proportion suggests that Chile has a diverse and varied landscape, with many opportunities for outdoor activities and scenic beauty.

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  • 4. 

    The name of the Norte Grande region in Chile translates to which English term?

    • A.

      Inner South

    • B.

      Far North

    • C.

      Central Region

    • D.

      Inner West

    Correct Answer
    B. Far North
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Far North." The name of the Norte Grande region in Chile translates to "Far North" in English. This region is located in the northern part of Chile and is known for its arid desert landscapes, including the Atacama Desert.

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  • 5. 

    The mountain ranges of Chile are known for an abundance of which geographical feature?

    • A.

      Volcanoes

    • B.

      Forests

    • C.

      Hot Springs

    • D.

      Waterfalls

    Correct Answer
    A. Volcanoes
    Explanation
    The mountain ranges of Chile are known for an abundance of volcanoes. Chile is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. The Andes mountain range, which runs along the western edge of Chile, is home to many active and dormant volcanoes. This volcanic activity has shaped the landscape of Chile, creating stunning volcanic peaks and fertile volcanic soils.

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  • 6. 

    The Tropic of Capricorn runs closest to which part of Chile?

    • A.

      Western

    • B.

      Eastern

    • C.

      Southern

    • D.

      Northern

    Correct Answer
    D. Northern
    Explanation
    The Tropic of Capricorn runs closest to the Northern part of Chile. This is because the Tropic of Capricorn is an imaginary line located at approximately 23.5 degrees south of the equator. Since Chile is located in the Southern Hemisphere, the Tropic of Capricorn will run closest to its northern region.

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  • 7. 

    What Spanish name is given to the near north region of Chile?

    • A.

      Norte Zona

    • B.

      Soute Chico

    • C.

      Zona Chico

    • D.

      Norte Chico

    Correct Answer
    D. Norte Chico
    Explanation
    Norte Chico is the correct answer because it is the Spanish name given to the near north region of Chile. "Norte" means north in Spanish, and "chico" means small. Therefore, "Norte Chico" translates to "small north" in English, referring to the smaller northern region of Chile.

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  • 8. 

    Where do Chile's coastal mountains run in relation to the Andes?

    • A.

      Above

    • B.

      Perpendicular

    • C.

      Underneath

    • D.

      Parallel

    Correct Answer
    D. Parallel
    Explanation
    Chile's coastal mountains run parallel to the Andes. This means that they are located alongside the Andes, running in the same direction but at a distance from each other. The parallel alignment suggests that the coastal mountains and the Andes are not directly connected or overlapping, but rather exist as separate mountain ranges running parallel to each other.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is a Chilean volcano?

    • A.

      San Merino

    • B.

      San Jose

    • C.

      San Moritz

    • D.

      San Andreas

    Correct Answer
    B. San Jose
    Explanation
    San Jose is a Chilean volcano. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options, San Merino, San Moritz, and San Andreas, are not associated with volcanic activity or known to be located in Chile. Therefore, San Jose is the most likely option to be a Chilean volcano.

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  • 10. 

    At its widest point, Chile is approximately how many kilometers wide?

    • A.

      40,000 Km

    • B.

      400 Km

    • C.

      40 Km

    • D.

      4,000 Km

    Correct Answer
    B. 400 Km
    Explanation
    Chile is a long and narrow country located in South America. It stretches over 4,300 kilometers from north to south, but at its widest point, it is approximately 400 kilometers wide. This means that if you were to draw a straight line from the eastern border to the western coast at its widest point, it would measure around 400 kilometers.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these is a glacier in Chile?

    • A.

      Grey Glacier

    • B.

      Blue Glacier

    • C.

      Green Glacier

    • D.

      White Glacier

    Correct Answer
    A. Grey Glacier
    Explanation
    Grey Glacier is the correct answer because it is a well-known glacier located in Chile. It is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and is one of the largest glaciers in the region. The glacier gets its name from the greyish color of the ice due to the presence of sediment and rock particles. Grey Glacier is a popular tourist attraction, offering stunning views of its icy landscape and the surrounding mountains.

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  • 12. 

    Chile controls which of these islands?

    • A.

      Rip Van Winkle Island

    • B.

      Dracula Island

    • C.

      Robinson Crusoe Island

    • D.

      Frankenstein Island

    Correct Answer
    C. Robinson Crusoe Island
    Explanation
    Chile controls Robinson Crusoe Island. This island is located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile. It is named after the fictional character Robinson Crusoe from the novel by Daniel Defoe. The island is part of the Juan Fernández Archipelago and is known for its unique biodiversity and natural beauty. Chile has sovereignty over the island and is responsible for its administration and protection.

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  • 13. 

    Santiago is located in which Chilean valley?

    • A.

      Northern

    • B.

      Southern

    • C.

      Western

    • D.

      Central

    Correct Answer
    D. Central
    Explanation
    Santiago is located in the Central valley of Chile. The Central valley is the region in Chile where Santiago, the capital city, is situated. This valley is surrounded by the Andes Mountains to the east and the Coastal Range to the west. It is known for its fertile land, which is suitable for agriculture, and its Mediterranean climate. Santiago being located in the Central valley makes the answer "Central" the correct choice.

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  • 14. 

    Approximately how long is the border that Chile shares with Peru?

    • A.

      2000 Km

    • B.

      2500 Km

    • C.

      150 Km

    • D.

      10 Km

    Correct Answer
    C. 150 Km
    Explanation
    Chile shares a border with Peru that is approximately 150 km long.

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  • 15. 

    With which country does Chile share the world's third-longest border?

    • A.

      Peru

    • B.

      Cuba

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    D. Argentina
    Explanation
    Chile shares the world's third-longest border with Argentina.

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