7 mins

Quiz: How well do you know South America?

Have you travelled to South America? Think you can score high when your knowledge is put to the test? Find out how well you really know this diverse part of the world with our quiz...

How well do you know South America? (Shutterstock)

Vast, diverse and full of adventure: South America undoubtedly makes for an unforgettable travel experience, but how well do you really know this extraordinary part of the world? 

Put your knowledge of South America's landscapes, wildlife and food to the test with this challenging quiz...

1. The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland. In which country will you not find it?

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Paraguay

2. These tasty potato patties stuffed with cheese are found in Ecuador. What are they called?

Llapingacho

Choclo

Locro de papa

Bolones de Verde

3. In which country will you find this glacier?

Chile

Ecuador

Argentina

Peru

4. This volcano has many legends associated with it. In which county’s borders will you find it?

Chile and Argentina

Ecuador and Colombia

Peru and Ecuador

Bolivia and Chile

5. Which of these animals is NOT found in South America?

Coati

Palm civet

Tayra

Kinkajou

6. The capital of Paraguay is...

Montevideo

Paramaribo

Georgetown

Asunción

7. Which of these is NOT a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Fray Bentos Factory, Uruguay

Churches of Chiloe, Chile

Coffee cultural landscape of Colombia

8. What is the second largest river in South America?

Maderia

Amazon

Parana

Rio Negro

9. Kuelap in Peru is one of South America's most impressive citadels. Which civilisation built it?

Chachapoya

Inca

Moche

Nazca

10. The port town of Ushuaia is the most popular gateway to where?

The Galapagos

Easter Island

Los Roques Archipelago

Antarctica

11. Which of these will you not find in the Galapagos?

Penguins

Flamingos

Alligators

Fur seals

12. Which country is known as the Land of the Giants?

Suriname

Guyana

Peru

Brazil

13. In the bestselling biographical novel Papillon, Henri Charriere escaped from where?

Demon Island

Devil's Island

Butterfly Island

Coiba Island

14. In which country would you find the mysterious natural wonder known as Cono de Arita?

Bolivia

Chile

Ecuador

Argentina

15. What are llaneros, huasos and chalans types of?

Cowboys

Spirits

Birds of the pampas

Folk dances

16. What is pisco made of?

Sugar cane

Yucca

Grape

Agave

Related Articles