Do You Know the Countries of the Americas?

Can you correctly identify every sovereign state in the American continents?

Introduction

The continents of North and South America house many unique cultural, linguistic, religious, and national traditions, making them continents with rich and diverse histories. Their biodiversity, too, make them incredibly unique. The Amazon Rainforest, for example, is the largest rainforest on Earth, as well as one of the most biodiverse. Pink river dolphins, anacondas, and electric eels all call this place home.

One of the world's most widely recognized cultural programs, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes World Heritage sites around the globe. These landmarks are designated for their geographic or historical significance. Mexico has more designated areas than any other country in the Americas, with an impressive 35 sites. These include natural wonders, such as the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, as well as man-made landmarks, such as the Historic Center of Puebla.

This quiz will test your knowledge of countries in both North and South America. Simply click on the correct name of the highlighted country shown; you'll be rewarded with a fun fact about the nation! This quiz is 35 multiple-choice questions long. It will include only sovereign states present in the Americas, like Bolivia, and exclude territories, like the Cayman Islands. Think you have what it takes to get a high score? There's only one way to find out. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

Description

The continents of North and South America house many unique cultural, linguistic, religious, and national traditions, making them continents with rich and diverse histories. Their biodiversity, too, make them incredibly unique. The Amazon Rainforest, for example, is the largest rainforest on Earth, as well as one of the most biodiverse. Pink river dolphins, anacondas, and electric eels all call this place home.

One of the world's most widely recognized cultural programs, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes World Heritage sites around the globe. These landmarks are designated for their geographic or historical significance. Mexico has more designated areas than any other country in the Americas, with an impressive 35 sites. These include natural wonders, such as the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, as well as man-made landmarks, such as the Historic Center of Puebla.

This quiz will test your knowledge of countries in both North and South America. Simply click on the correct name of the highlighted country shown; you'll be rewarded with a fun fact about the nation! This quiz is 35 multiple-choice questions long. It will include only sovereign states present in the Americas, like Bolivia, and exclude territories, like the Cayman Islands. Think you have what it takes to get a high score? There's only one way to find out. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

Short Description

Only a real geography buff can correctly identify all 35 sovereign American states. How many can you get right? There's only one way to find out!


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1. Which American country is this?


1. Which American country is this?

1. Suriname

2. Uruguay

3. Argentina

4. Brazil

The correct answer is Uruguay, a green country: A few years ago, Uruguay's head of climate change policy announced that almost 95% of the country's electricity comes from renewable sources!



2. Which American country is this?


2. Which American country is this?

1. Haiti

2. Trinidad and Tobago

3. Dominican Republic

4. Jamaica

The correct answer is Jamaica. Kingston Harbour, located in the country's capital, is one of the largest natural harbors in the world.



3. Which American country is this?


3. Which American country is this?

1. Guatemala

2. Belize

3. Haiti

4. Panama

The correct answer is Guatemala. Did you know that the famous Mayan Tikal served as one of the filming locations for Star Wars: A New Hope?



4. Which American country is this?


4. Which American country is this?

1. Trinidad and Tobago

2. Antigua and Barbuda

3. Dominican Republic

4. Haiti

The correct answer is Antigua and Barbuda. One of the rarest snakes in the world, the Antiguan racer, lives here. Don't worry: it's not venomous and poses no threat to people.



5. Which American country is this?


5. Which American country is this?

1. Argentina

2. Chile

3. Uruguay

4. Brazil

The correct answer is Argentina, home to the world's largest waterfall system, Iguazú Falls. Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt allegedly once said, "Poor Niagara!" after visiting the falls?



6. Which American country is this?


6. Which American country is this?

1. Barbados

2. Venezuela

3. Paraguay

4. Trinidad and Tobago

The correct answer is Trinidad and Tobago, the birthplace of the limbo!



7. Which American country is this?


7. Which American country is this?

1. Panama

2. Costa Rica

3. Nicaragua

4. Ecuador

The correct answer is Costa Rica. By several measures, it is one of the happiest countries on Earth, as well as one of the most environmentally friendly, with almost all of its electricity coming from renewable sources.



8. Which American country is this?


8. Which American country is this?

1. Saint Kitts and Nevis

2. Antigua and Barbuda

3. Saint Lucia

4. Panama

The correct answer is Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 2007, it hosted the Cricket World Cup. At a little over 100 square miles in size, it is the smallest country to host this event.



9. Which American country is this?


9. Which American country is this?

1. Jamaica

2. Haiti

3. Cuba

4. Dominican Republic

The correct answer is Cuba, the largest Caribbean Island. According to the CIA World Factbook, the literacy rate in Cuba is 99.8%, putting in the top 10 most literate countries.



10. Which American country is this?


10. Which American country is this?

1. Dominican Republic

2. Dominica

3. Cuba

4. Trinidad and Tobago

The correct answer is Dominica, home to the Boiling Lake. A World Heritage Site, this hot spring is second in size only to New Zealand's Frying Pan Lake.



11. Which American country is this?


11. Which American country is this?

1. Dominican Republic

2. Barbados

3. Grenada

4. Jamaica

The correct answer is Barbados. According to several sources, including UNESCO, Barbados has an almost 100% rate of literacy!



12. Which American country is this?


12. Which American country is this?

1. Canada

2. United States

3. Mexico

4. Brazil

The correct answer is Canada. Did you know that it is the world's largest exporter of canola?



13. Which American country is this?


13. Which American country is this?

1. Guatemala

2. Honduras

3. El Salvador

4. Panama

The correct answer is El Salvador, home to the oldest Central American theater, the Teatro Nacional de El Salvador.



14. Which American country is this?


14. Which American country is this?

1. Brazil

2. Chile

3. Peru

4. Argentina

The correct answer is Peru. The Peruvian Amazonia takes up over half the country's territory and is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.



15. Which American country is this?


15. Which American country is this?

1. Grenada

2. Barbados

3. Trinidad and Tobago

4. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The correct answer is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (informally Saint Vincent). Did you know that some of the filming for a few of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies took place here?



16. Which American country is this?


16. Which American country is this?

1. Brazil

2. Canada

3. Mexico

4. United States

The correct answer is Mexico. It has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites (35) than any other American country! These include Teotihuacan and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.



17. Which American country is this?


17. Which American country is this?

1. Trinidad and Tobago

2. Venezuela

3. Colombia

4. Brazil

The correct answer is Venezuela. It is home to the Guri Dam, one of the largest dams in the world. It produces a majority of the country's electricity.



18. Which American country is this?


18. Which American country is this?

1. Trinidad and Tobago

2. Venezuela

3. Colombia

4. Brazil

The correct answer is Colombia. Its capital, Bogotá, is friendly to cyclists, with over 230 miles of bike paths!



19. Which American country is this?


19. Which American country is this?

1. Brazil

2. Suriname

3. Venezuela

4. Guyana

The correct answer is Guyana. It has diverse wildlife; here, you can find the American manatee, hoatzin, and various species of sloth.



20. Which American country is this?


20. Which American country is this?

1. Costa Rica

2. Panama

3. Ecuador

4. Colombia

The correct answer is Panama. According to an official report, it takes almost 11 -and-a-half hours to go through the Panama Canal.



21. Which American country is this?


21. Which American country is this?

1. Jamaica

2. Haiti

3. Dominican Republic

4. Grenada

The correct answer is the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. One of the world's most famous fashion designers in the world, Oscar de la Renta, was Dominican.



22. Which American country is this?


22. Which American country is this?

1. Cuba

2. Haiti

3. Dominican Republic

4. Grenada

The correct answer is Grenada. Did you know that this small island (roughly 135 square miles) is one of the world's top nutmeg exporters?



23. Which American country is this?


23. Which American country is this?

1. Colombia

2. Honduras

3. Nicaragua

4. El Salvador

The correct answer is Honduras. If you travel to the city of Yoro, you may see fish falling from the sky. Locals claims that this "lluvia de peces" happens annually.



24. Which American country is this?


24. Which American country is this?

1. Belize

2. Honduras

3. Mexico

4. Guatemala

The correct answer is Belize. Did you know the Belize Barrier Reef is the world' second largest coral reef, surpassed in size only by the Australian Great Barrier Reef?



25. Which American country is this?


25. Which American country is this?

1. Suriname

2. Brazil

3. Colombia

4. Trinidad and Tobago

The correct answer is Suriname, one of two South American countries to drive on the left side of the road.



26. Which American country is this?


26. Which American country is this?

1. Grenada

2. Dominican Republic

3. Haiti

4. Cuba

The correct answer is Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. The Haitian Revolution is the most successful slave revolt in the Western Hemisphere.



27. Which American country is this?


27. Which American country is this?

1. Hispaniola

2. Grenada

3. Cuba

4. Bahamas

The correct answer is the Bahamas. It is comprised of over 700 islands! One of them, New Providence, has been a filming site for various movies, including Jaws: The Revenge and Help!.



28. Which American country is this?


28. Which American country is this?

1. Costa Rica

2. El Salvador

3. Nicaragua

4. Honduras

The correct answer is Nicaragua. According to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Nicaragua produced 2.3 million 60 kg bags of coffee during the 2016/17 harvest year!



29. Which American country is this?


29. Which American country is this?

1. Uruguay

2. Paraguay

3. Argentina

4. Brazil

The correct answer is Paraguay. Its capital, Asunción, was founded in 1537, making it one of the oldest South American cities.



30. Which American country is this?


30. Which American country is this?

1. Ecuador

2. Colombia

3. Peru

4. Chile

The correct answer is Ecuador. The Galápagos Islands are part of Ecuador, famous for Charles Darwin's studies there, which helped him develop his theory of natural selection.



31. Which American country is this?


31. Which American country is this?

1. Peru

2. Brazil

3. Paraguay

4. Bolivia

The correct answer is Bolivia. Bolivia and Paraguay are the only completely landlocked countries in the Americas. It is also home to the largest South American lake, Lake Titicaca.



32. Which American country is this?


32. Which American country is this?

1. Saint Lucia

2. Grenada

3. Saint Kitts and Nevis

4. Jamaica

The correct answer is Saint Lucia, named in honor of Saint Lucy of Syracuse. This makes it the only independent country in the world to be named for a woman.



33. Which American country is this?


33. Which American country is this?

1. Uruguay

2. Ecuador

3. Chile

4. Argentina

The correct answer is Chile, (mostly) home to the Atacama Desert, the world's driest.



34. Which American country is this?


34. Which American country is this?

1. Mexico

2. Brazil

3. Canada

4. United States

The correct answer is Brazil. Their men's soccer team has won the FIFA world cup five times, more than any other team!



35. Which American country is this?


35. Which American country is this?

1. Mexico

2. Brazil

3. Canada

4. United States

The correct answer is the United States. Tornado Alley, primarily in the Midwestern US, experiences more tornadoes annually than any other region in the world.




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