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Francisco Pizarro conquered the Inca Indians of _____________________.

Peru

Who is remembered for leading Venezuela and several other South American countries to independence from Spain?

Simon Bolivar

__________________is known as the "Granary of the South."

Argentina

Sao Paulo, _________________, is South America largest city in population.

Brazil

What is the world's highest navigable freshwater lake?

Lake Titicca (ha, ha)

The Galapagos Islands belong to which nation?

Ecuador

The _________________separates South America from Antarctica.

Drake Passage

What is the official language of Brazil?

Portuguese

_______________produces more emeralds than any other country.

Columbia

Because its major religion prohibits the killing of cattle, the country of ___________has more livestock than any other country in the world.

India

Which South American lake is the continent's largest?

Lake Maracaibo

What is the world's highest waterfall?

Angel Falls

What is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere?

Mt. Aconcagua

What religion do the majority of South Americans practice?

Roman Catholicism

What is the longest mountain range on land?

Andes

What is the world's largest desert?

Sahara

What canal of North America provides passage for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?

the Panama Canal

What is the world's largest canyon?

Grand Canyon

What seaway is the world's largest inland seaway?

the St. Lawrence Seaway

What is the world's largest island?

Greenlnd

What is the wide mouth where the ocean tide meets a river current called?

estuary

What is the world's largest freshwater lake in area?

Lake Superior

What is the worlds longest river?

Nile River

What mountain range is considered the "Backbone of North America"?

Rocky Mountains

What is the worlds biggest natural structure formed by living things?

Great Barrier Reef

Both Jews and Muslims consider __________a holy city.

Jerusalem

About 1/4 of _____________ is polder that was taken from the sea by using dikes, dams, and windmills to drain water from the land.

the Netherlands

Which country became the Western Hemisphere's first Communist dictatorship?

Cuba

What is the only Asian country where a majority of the people practice Roman Catholicism?

the Philippines

Which African country was settled by freed slaves?

Liberia

A gold rush in 1851 caused the population of ________ to increase by nearly 200%

Australia

____________is Canada's French providence

Quebec

Afrikaners are the Dutch inhabitants of _________

South Africa

The Capital of Austrailia

Canberra

The Capital of Canada

Ottawa

The Capital of China

Beijing

The Capital of Egypt

Cairo

The Capital of Greece

Athens

The Capital of India

New Delhi

The Capital of Japan

Tokyo

The Capital of Liberia

Monrovia

The Capital of Libya

Tripoli

The Capital of Philippines

Manila

The Capital of South Korea

Seoul

The Capital of Spain

Madrid

The Capital of Thailand

Bangkok




I wanted to TIE my shoes, leaned over and bang cocked my knee.

The Capital of the Netherlands

Amsterdam

The Capital of Ukraine

Kiev