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Who named South America's southernmost archipelago? What did he name it?
Ferdinand Magellan; "Tierra del Fuego" (land of fire)
Paraguay fought against what country in the Chaco War? What was the war about?
Bolivia; access to Gran Chaco and Parana River
Which leader caused Argentina's economy to decline when he nationalized many private industries?
A dictator in Chile who came to power by a military takeover promising to restore stability.
Which South American countries do not have Spanish as an official language?
Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
What physical features dominate Brazil's landscape?
the Amazon River Basin and the surrounding highlands
The colonies of British Guiana and Dutch Guiana became what modern countries?
British Guiana: Guyana
Dutch Guiana: Suriname
Portuguese leader of an expedition to India; blown off course in 1500 and landed in Brazil
What imaginary boundary divided the New World between Spain and Portugal? Who set this boundary?
Line of Demarcation; Pope Alexander VI
Which peak in the Andes Mountains has the highest elevation in the Western Hemisphere?
Identify South America's largest lake. What is the highest navigable freshwater lake in the world?
Lake Maracaibo; Lake Titicaca
Name the Venezuelan creole who helped the Northern Andean Countries win their independence from Spain.
Name the Spanish conquistador who defeated the Inca of Peru. What city served as the headquarters of the Inca Empire?
Francisco Pizarro; Machu Picchu
Which country had the world's largest fishing industry before 1972? What natural phenomenon devastated the fishing grounds?
Peru; El Nino
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