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Quiz: How well do you really know Peru?

From the Amazon jungle and the soaring peaks of the Andes, to its culturally-rich capital and colourful cast of wildlife, Peru packs a lot in. But how much do you know about it? Find out with this quiz...

How well do you know Peru?

1. What is the capital of Peru?

Cusco

Puno

Lima

Huaraz

2. Machu Picchu is Peru’s most famous sight. How high is it above sea level?

1,989m

2,430m

4,784m

7,802m

3. “Soy mas Peruano que la papa” is a local phrase in Peru. What does it mean, exactly?

I am as Peruvian as a llama

You're on Peruvian time now

Long live the greatest Peru

I am more Peruvian than the potato

4. This cute animal can be spotted in Peru. Do you know what it's called?

Vizcacha

Quokka

Wombat

Giant rabbit

5. How do you celebrate New Year in Peru?

By smashing plates on the floor

By gifting each other yellow underpants

By patting a llama for good luck

By doing all of the above

6. What is the name of this desert oasis in Peru?

Lagoa Bonita

Tafilalt

Chebika

Huacachina

7. The potato originated in Peru – but how many varieties grow in the country?

Less than 500

Around 1,500

Over 3,500

Over 5,500

8. Which of these countries does NOT share a border with Peru?

Uruguay

Bolivia

Ecuador

Chile

9. Peru is home to the world’s highest lake. What is its name?

Lake Baikal

Lake Barranco

Lake Titicaca

Lake 69

10. How many species of mammal can you find in Peru’s Manu National Park?

Less than 20

Less than 70

Around 100

Over 200

11. This string of wildlife-strewn Peruvian islands are known as Peru’s Galápagos. Do you know their name?

Nicobar Islands

Ballestas Islands

Maluku Islands

Desventuradas Islands

12. These intricate drawings are etched on to the barren landscape of Peru’s coastal desert. But what are they called?

Tasca Lines

Nazca Lines

Peru Petroglyphs

Chachapoyan

13. What is the name of this rare bear species, found in Peru’s Chaparri Conservation Area?

Peruvian bear

Masked bear

Badger bear

Spectacled bear

14. What is this Peruvian canyon, famous for its condors, called?

Colca Canyon

Copper Canyon

Echidna Chasm

Yarlung Tsangpo

15. Many of us dream of walking it, but do you know the length of Peru’s Inca Trail?

1,442km

10km

157km

42km

16. During which month does the Inca religious celebration Inti Raymi take place in Peru?

January

May

June

July

17. Cuy is a national dish in Peru. What's it made out of?

Cod

Guinea pig

Chicken

Guineafowl

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