Discovered by the Europeans a few hundred years ago, America today is home to more than 55 countries with diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and economic power. Let’s take a look at the following 33 America quiz questions and answers to see how much you know about it.
America Quiz Questions and Answers
1. The word America actually comes from the name of which Italian explorer?
A. Americo Columbus
B. Amerigo Vespucci
C. Amerido Polo
2. Which of the following countries is NOT in South America?
3. What is the longest river in America?
A. Amazon River
B. Mississippi River
C. Missouri River
4. The first human settlements in the America came from which part of the world?
5. What is the biggest country in America?
B. The United States
6. Which language is mostly spoken in Central and South America?
7. Who led a series of revolutions during the 19th century that liberated much of South America against the colonial rule of Spain?
A. Simón Bolívar
B. Francisco de Miranda
C. Fidel Castro
8. Where in America did the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus first arrive?
B. The Caribbean
9. Which of the following is NOT an ancient civilisation in America?
10. Which of the following types of dance originated from Argentina?
11. On 8 June 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the world to legalise the use of what as money?
12. Which mountain range extends from the North to the South of South America through 7 countries: Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia?
A. Rocky Mountains
B. Andes Mountains
C. Appalachian Mountains
13. What is the name of the agreement that formed a trade bloc including three countries: the United States, Mexico, and Canada?
14. The 2014 FIFA World Cup took place in which American country from 12 June to 13 July?
15. Which staple food was introduced to Europe from America by the Spanish in the 16th century?
16. Rio de Janeiro is one of the biggest cities in Brazil. What does its name literally mean in Spanish?
A. Rainy June
B. River of January
C. Region of Jane
17. Which city is the capital of Canada?
18. The Panama Canal is a man-made 82-km waterway that connects which two oceans?
A. Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean
B. Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean
C. Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean
19. Which traditional food from Mexico consists of a small tortilla topped with a filling, such as veggies, beans, seafood, chicken, pork, or beef?
C. Empanadas chilenas
20. Which of the following new Wonders of the World is NOT located in America?
B. Machu Picchu
C. Christ the Redeemer
21. The capital of which American country is the capital closest to the equator?
A. Buenos Aires, Argentina
B. Quito, Ecuador
C. Caracas, Venezuela
22. Which symbol appears on the national flags of both Uruguay and Argentina?
A. The Earth
B. The Moon
C. The Sun
23. What does it mean when a person is a mestizo?
A. A person of mixed Indigenous and European ancestry
B. A person of mixed African and Indigenous ancestry
C. A person of mixed Asian and European ancestry
24. When Christopher Columbus first discovered America, which term did he use to call the Indigenous people?
25. What is the most prevalent religion in the Latin America?
26. Usain Bolt, who is widely seen as the greatest sprinter of all time, comes from which American country?
27. Which term is typically used for counties of America south of the United States, especially for countries where either Portuguese or Spanish is spoken?
A. Roman America
B. Latin America
C. New America
28. Which American country is bordered with Nicaragua, Panama, the Pacific Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea?
A. Costa Rica
B. Puerto Rico
29. What is the largest state in the U.S. by area?
30. Which revolution marked the beginning of the decolonisation of the Americas in the 1770s?
A. Mexican Revolution
B. American Revolution
C. Brazilian Revolution
31. Unlike most other countries in South American where Portuguese or Spanish is spoken, what is the official language in Suriname?
32. What is the most populous city in America?
A. Mexico City
C. São Paulo
33. Which of the following animals is native to South America?
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