Brazil Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Brazil?
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Last updated: May 16, 2020
First submittedJuly 12, 2013
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Capital city
Brasília
Official language
Portuguese
Longest river
Amazon
Most populous cities
São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
The only South American countries
that Brazil doesn't border
Chile
Ecuador
Celebration held for five days
before Ash Wednesday
Carnival
Genre of music played at the above
Samba
Name for a Brazilian shanty town
Favela
Brazil is the #1 producer of this bean
Coffee
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Most famous beaches
Copacabana
Ipanema
All-time leading men's
World Cup goalscorers
Ronaldo
Pelé
Controversial President
elected in 2018
Jair Bolsonaro
Currency
Real
Slogan on the flag
Ordem e Progresso
Waterfalls on the Argentina
border
Iguazu Falls
Most famous statue
Christ the Redeemer
What was outlawed in 1888
Slavery
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Level 85
Jul 27, 2013
Isn't Ipanema as famous as Copacabana?
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Level 81
Jul 27, 2013
I thought it was too, since I only know the Copacabana as the hottest club north of Havana.
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Level 25
Jul 27, 2013
Never heard of Ipanema.
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Level 38
Feb 16, 2019
Never heard of "the girl from Ipanema?" (Tall and tan, and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking and when she passes, each man she passes goes "aaaaaaaaaahhhh" ...)
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Level 15
Jul 8, 2020
OMG! NEVER!?
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Level ∞
Jul 29, 2013
Changed the question to name the two most famous beaches.
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Level 77
Dec 3, 2016
Before I started with Jetpunk, I knew Copacabana as the famous beach and Ipanema as the place from a famous song, didn't even know it was a beach.
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Level 83
Feb 18, 2019
I knew both of them from famous songs.
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Level 78
Jul 7, 2020
Same here - now I'll be hearing Barry Manilow in my head for the rest of the day. Why couldn't it be Getz & Gilberto instead?
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Level 50
Mar 27, 2020
To clarify, both of these names are the subjects of famous songs. "The Girl from Ipanema" is about the Brazilian beach, and "Copacabana" is about the New York nightclub named after the Brazilian Beach.
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Level 48
May 6, 2014
Why is Pele mentioned as World cup top scorer?
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Level 74
Jun 23, 2014
Because he and Ronaldo are the top two World Cup Brazilian goal scorers
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Level 27
May 16, 2018
Usually because he is one of the top goal scorers in the World Cup.
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Level 82
Nov 21, 2019
77 goals in 92 games for Brazil (12 in the World Cup).
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Level 38
Nov 9, 2015
Got 'em all but "Ordem". If the quiz had said "Ordem e ____" I would have remembered "Progresso". haha.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2019
But it is on the picture icon for the quiz!!!!!!!
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
Not anymore!
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Level 83
Dec 17, 2015
Thank you Fast and the Furious thanks to that movie I know what a Brazilian shanty town is called.
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Level 50
Mar 27, 2020
Aha. I got them all except "favela," and I was confused how so many people knew that one. Now I know.
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Level 83
Jul 7, 2020
If there's one thing those movies are good for...
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Level 58
Jul 7, 2020
learned it from Call of Duty Modern Warfare lmao
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Level 50
Jul 26, 2020
I learned it from Rainbow Six: Siege lol
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Level 57
Dec 17, 2015
You forgot HUEHUEHUE
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Level 47
Dec 20, 2015
Damn I knew it was favela but thought it had 2 ls!
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Level 64
Dec 27, 2015
Isn't it funny that I went to Brazil on the day the quiz was featured
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Level 70
Jan 7, 2019
I was eating Brazil Nuts while doing the quiz........!
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Level 64
Mar 26, 2020
I got a Brazilian wax after doing the quiz.
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Level 50
Jun 24, 2020
papaoutai
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Level 49
Jul 9, 2020
I was not wearing a bra, nor was my house listed on Zillo while taking the quiz
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2020
weird, me too
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Level 72
Jan 6, 2019
I missed the Silva answer because I thought it was actually his name!
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Level 70
Jan 12, 2019
Could you please at least accept "Iguaçu Falls"? It is actually the Brazilian spelling of the name anyway (Iguaçu is Portuguese, Iguazu is Spanish).
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2019
Okay
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Level 70
Jun 12, 2019
What about Iguassu or Iguasu? And why not "Mardi Gras"?
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
Mardi Gras is only one day. Carnival is almost a whole week.
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Level 33
Feb 16, 2019
Isn t Ronaldo from portugal?
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2019
Different Ronaldo.
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2019
The Portuguese one is Christiano Ronaldo, the Brazilian one Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, who played in the 90s and 00s.
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Level 15
Jul 2, 2020
It's another Ronaldo. Not CR7. Is "Ronaldo Fenômeno".
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Level 65
Feb 19, 2019
I spelt 'favela' as 'favella'...
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Level 75
Jul 15, 2020
Favella with two "l"s should be accepted. It is an accepted alternate spelling according to the interwebs. There are a few comments that people missed it because of the double L. Loving this country a day series.
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Level 51
Apr 8, 2020
It’s good that most of my ancestry is Brazilian. Also nothing about the dance-fighting martial art of capoeira?
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Level 77
May 16, 2020
And caipirinha
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Level 65
May 17, 2020
There is an error in the question about the President. He was inaugurated on January 01, 2019, but he was not "elected" in 2019. The run-off election took place on October 28, 2018.
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
Fixed
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Level 15
Jul 9, 2020
Yes, it is.
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Level 67
May 23, 2020
I didn't know that was what shanty town meant! I honestly thought it was a town full of singing sailors.. As in a shanty choir... I already thought, what an interesting and curious question/fact hah.

I guess I learned a new meaning of the word shanty today.

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Level 28
Jul 2, 2020
People give too much importance to "favelas", most of Brazilians never saw in real life, the same thing with the amazon and carnival.
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Level 15
Jul 2, 2020
Yes...
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Level 15
Jul 2, 2020
Carnival and slums... things that for foreigners are nothing much. That's because they don't live here... But why is the Amazon there? She is very important here for Brazil.
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2020
too much importance to "favelas"?? could be because they are home to 12 million people nationwide??? Ok, the same old story. As always, black and poor people really don't deserve much attention!!
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
@anotts Ah, yes. If you don't see something, best pretend it doesn't exist.
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Level 15
Jul 7, 2020
correa91, I'm not like that because of blacks and poor people! I say this because it is a place that does not receive due attention from the government, and the bandits "lie down and roll" there, selling their drugs, stealing, killing, etc. I do not disrespect blacks and the poor.
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Level 79
Jul 7, 2020
I guess if there was a question about trailer parks or inner city ghettos on a country quiz about the United States, I might think that this was weird, too. And perhaps indicative of some bias. Unfortunately, the international image of Brazil is one that is often linked to sprawling slums. Whether that's really fair or not.
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Level 28
Jul 7, 2020
It's like kalbahamut said.
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Level 79
Jul 7, 2020
I would say the Amazon is a pretty huge part of Brazil though... that would be closer to seeing a question about the Rocky Mountains or the Mississippi River on a USA quiz which would make total sense.
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Level 15
Jul 8, 2020
Kal, it's not like that, but foreigners find slums like a bunch of houses stuck in big cities, so they think of it as normal. But whoever lives here in Brazil, knows how sad it is. There is not a single newspaper that does not speak of the panic that these people live in these agglomerations. Brazil has 13.6 million people living in slums, in 2020, and more than 6 thousand such communities. You have probably heard of Rocinha's Favela, haven't you? You must think: Wow! 100,000 people in that place over there? How awesome! Too much comma! If they could, the residents of these favelas would flee thousands of kilometers from these places! For places like this, criminals, militiamen, traffickers, etc., lie down and roll selling their drugs, shooting everywhere, confronting the police, killing people. And these people, living irregularly, food, education and health are scarce. It is a huge sadness for us, while visitors think it is not a big deal...
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Level 28
Jul 8, 2020
Indeed.
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Level 46
Jul 2, 2020
Miroslav Klose became World Cup top scorer in 2014, so that question should be removed.
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
I highly doubt he became Brazil's top World Cup scorer.
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Level 64
Jul 8, 2020
He did score like four goals *against* Brazil in that one game. Maybe he donated some to be nice.
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Level 15
Jul 9, 2020
Brazil X Germany? Was a real disappointment...
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Level 63
Jul 7, 2020
+1 here if you knew Iguazu Falls because of Wong Kar Wai's 1997 film Happy Together.
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
Knew about Iguazu Falls before but I like Wong Kar Wai, so here's +1.
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Level ∞
Jul 9, 2020
Deleted about 50 heated comments arguing about Bolsonaro. JetPunk is a not a political debate forum.
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2020
@camus, you simply described "contrary", not "controversial". See the list of good things our president did: 1 - IT'S GOING RIGHT: the organizer of YouTube's "Te Atualizei" channel gave a brief weekly summary of the Bolsonaro government's achievements. 2 - The historical alignment with the greatest powers in the world, such as the USA, only tends to grow. Expansion of the range of options generating competition and cheaper products, employability and development. The growth of Brazil for Brazilians and for the world bothers the Forum of SP. 3 - Bernardo Kuster opines on the participation of the Minister of Education and the new educational line that has to be taken in order to break the historical domain of imbecilization of the population. NOW IS THE TIME OR IT MAY BE LATE.
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2020
4 - Approved the PM of the INSS comb, which identifies irregularities in the sector, which can generate savings of R $ 10 billion per year to the country; 5 - The construction of military schools began, with the objective of one for each state until the end of its mandate. Teaching of recognized excellence in the face of national and international results; 6 - With the reforms approved, it wants to take the decentralization of power into the hands of the union, allowing greater financial resources for States and municipalities. True connoisseurs of the problems of each region; 7 - The BNDES black box will open. The cycle of billionaire loans to countries that cannot fulfill public money agreements has ended, merely to remain in power;
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2020
8 - The Ministry of Human Rights has been drying millions of reais with unnecessary expenses, preventing the contract of tens of millions of reais cryptocurrencies for Indians. Identification of destroyed aircraft that were acquired through public resources and currently abandoned at airports; 9 - With the Ministry of the Economy, initial victory in the case of energy development, initiating a process of privatization and cheaper to the consumer; 10 - Ministries composed of technicians. Something unprecedented in the country's history; 11 - Started the process of digitizing government documents, generating savings of billions in a few years; 12 - Reduction in the number of land invasions, stifling the ideological and criminal activism of such irresponsible people. 43 in 2018 and one this year;
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2020
13 - Extinguishes hundreds of councils of public administration, which basically are job hangers, generate intentional locking of the public machine, saving billions in unnecessary expenses; 14 - Combating the irregular use of the Rouanet law, which had as its purpose its use for activities considered electoral. The cultural focus today is on the small artist; 15 - Despite being hampered by other sectors of public power, in your government, the crime and death rates of police officers have been falling significantly; 16 - Sign an act that prevents any secrecy of bank credit operations, such as that which occurred at BNDES, BB and Caixa; 17 - Expansion of internet to millions of students, mainly in the northeast region; 18 - Gains support from the USA and Israel to join the OECD, a block of mutual cooperation with the largest economies in the world. It goes against previous governments that aimed at ideological policies, such as the SP Forum;
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2020
19 - Reduction from 29 to 22 ministries; 20 - Decree that extinguishes 21 thousand positions and commissions, the Ministry of Economy estimates less R $ 195 million in annual expenses with public money; 21 - MP that alters the collection of the union fee, ceasing to be mandatory; 22 - The need for visas for tourists from the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia has ended, obtaining significant immediate results in the face of the act; 23 - Decree that applies the Clean Sheet criterion to appoint positions in committee; 24 - Anti-crime package facilitating police work and punishing criminals more rigorously; 25 - Together with the Ministry of Science and Technology and others, it begins the process of installing machines that transform air into water for the Northeast, after strengthening ties with Israel;
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2020
26 - Via Ministry of Infrastructure, the administration of more than 23 highways, ports, airports and railways throughout Brazil has now been transferred to the private sector. And much more is to come; 27 - Expands trade agreements with China, the European Union and the USA; 28 - It makes it possible to raise billions of reais through agreements for peaceful purposes with the whole world, after a satellite launch agreement by the Alcântara air base. It still depends on congressional approval; 29 - Implemented the thirteenth salary for the family allowance; 30 - International companies return to trust in Brazil, installing headquarters in the entire national territory, but mainly in the northeast region; 31 - Created the MP for economic freedom, allowing small investors less control over the state, less bureaucracy and expenses;
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2020
And that is not a seventh of his great deeds!
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Level 79
Jul 14, 2020
and yet... all that still outweighed by the bad he's done. Though... when you have to list among your "great deeds" digitizing documents... I think that means you haven't actually done anything great. I mean I typed up my childhood diaries about 20 years ago but I never told anyone it was a great deed. And creating a YouTube channel to praise yourself... that's something an insane narcissistic idiot like Donald Trump would do. And also not a great deed. Somehow I doubt that when they produce a book on the greatest public servants and humanitarians of the 21st century, Pewdiepie is going to make the cut. Stop regurgitating state propaganda, kid. Shouldn't you be doing homework or something?
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Level 49
Jul 9, 2020
It is Frank Sinatra who told me 'They got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil'.
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Level 15
Jul 9, 2020
Yes, my state (Minas Gerais) is one of the largest coffee producers in the world.
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Level 46
Jul 29, 2020
Got Ordem e Progresso but forgot Amazon... WHHYYYYYYYYYY!!!
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Level 64
Aug 2, 2020
Loved the quiz, really a few real trivia about the country. i must apologize to Quizmaster and the others about the guy (or girl) above that has argued a lot about the political controversy. Even we've got no more options for voting besides "Bolso", our country is a shame since...the last 50 years?? and that atitude indeed shows the type of thinking that is going on here right now. it's not rare these times people actually fighting on the streets because of this (i think in USA is happening something like that) while all of them, in the congress, right or left winged, are involved in scandals and laghing at our face. As we say, unless in my town: "in other countries people do crazy stuff, but Brazil is in a master level."In time: Loving the new Trivia series. going for the badge.
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Level 65
Aug 7, 2020
The picture of this quiz is crashed.
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Level ∞
Aug 7, 2020
Works for me