Brazil Quiz


The Brazil quiz tests your knowledge of interesting facts about Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country by population.  The quiz has 10 questions.  Your score, correct answers and explanations appear at the end.  Enjoy!

1. What is the population of Brazil?

2. What is the official and predominant language of Brazil?

3. By how much did Brazil’s Human Development Index (HDI) increase from 1980 to 2011?

4. What share of Brazil’s population of more than 194 million people lives below the national poverty line?

5. What is closest to the average monthly payment made to poor families under Brazil’s Bolsa Familia conditional cash transfer program?

6. Which Brazilian soccer/football star has the most goals in appearances with Brazil’s national team?

7. What are roughly the maximum depth and width of the Amazon River?

8. How many new species of plants and animals were discovered in the Amazon rainforest during the first decade of the 21st century?

9. Which Brazilian city is home to the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches?

10. About how many dancers and floats make up a performance by each top samba school during Rio’s annual Carnival celebration (about 5% of more than 200 schools that perform in the parade are in the top league/division of five total)?

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Country profiles and topic pages: BrazilBRIC Countries, Development, Sustainability, World Rankings

Brazil’s Bolsa Familia Program Combats Poverty and Inequality

Sustainability and Equity: UNDP HDR 2011

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