Argentina Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about the country of Argentina?
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Last updated: September 25, 2019
First submittedFebruary 21, 2014
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Clue
Answer
Capital city
Buenos Aires
Official language
Spanish
Dance that originated in Argentina
Tango
Sparsely-population southern region
shared with Chile
Patagonia
Fertile grasslands in the north
The Pampas
Estuary between
Argentina and Uruguay
Río de la
Plata
Southern island group
Tierra del
Fuego
Currency
Peso
Tallest mountain
Aconcagua
Range in which the above
is located
Andes
Economic number that hit
12,000% in 1989
Inflation
Clue
Answer
Term for an Argentinian cowboy
Gaucho
Waterfalls on the Brazilian border
Iguazu Falls
Footballer who scored the
"Goal of the Century"
Diego Maradona
Six-time Ballon d'Or winner as the
world's best football player
Lionel Messi
Pope born in Argentina
Francis
Marxist revolutionary born in Argentina
Che Guevara
Chemical element Argentina
is named for
Silver
Argentinian style of barbecue
Asado
President Perón's most famous wife
Eva
Country that Argentina fought a
war against in 1982
United Kingdom
Islands they fought over
Falkland Islands
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Level 73
Feb 27, 2014
I kept puting Catalonia for Patagonia. Crap...
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2014
Tango originated in both Uruguay and Argentina.
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Level 73
Apr 11, 2014
However, most of the people would associate it with Argentina. I don't think this answer would be guessed more often if i added "Uruguay" into the clue.
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2014
I agree It doesn't need to be added by name, just pointing it out.
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Level 72
Apr 11, 2014
Didn't know they played football in Argentina. I thought they played soccer.;-)
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Level 26
Apr 13, 2014
Yes, they play football in Argentina. They do not play Hand-Egg, though.
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Level 73
Apr 13, 2014
Don't start.
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Level 36
Apr 12, 2015
Foot because its played with your FEET mainly. BALL -spherical object or entity- is because its played with one. Soccer means nothing. American hand-egg is a nice game btw
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Level 72
Jan 3, 2020
Sorry, but aren't most varieties of football played with an ovoid rather than a spheroid? Rugby Union Football, American Football, Rugby League Football ........
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
There is nothing more tiresome than this debate. The only wrong opinion is to care strongly about it. It literally does not matter. Can't we talk about which continent Cyprus is in instead?
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Level 60
May 31, 2020
I don’t know if you actually want that to happen though, it could get pretty bad
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Level 49
Jun 11, 2020
Excuse me Cyprus is DEFINITELY in that place where you don't think it is. I know because I went there yesterday to see the Cyprus-Rules Football final (the ball is shaped like fifteen people arguing)
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Level 73
Aug 12, 2020
Does Cyprus play European football or Asian Soccer?
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Level 53
Sep 14, 2020
@the crusher they play european
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Level 44
Jan 10, 2021
South America
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Level 44
Apr 26, 2021
make it its own continent
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Level 49
Dec 22, 2020
They mean the football that is played with feet. You may know it as soccer.
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Level 60
Apr 11, 2014
Does the quiz also accept Las Malvinas for the Falkland Islands? Since it's an Argentina quiz it should accept the Argentine name.
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Level 34
Apr 12, 2014
To the people who live there they are the Falkland Islands, that's what counts.

Good quiz, 14/22.

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Level 68
Dec 9, 2020
You mean the people the British settled there, by stealing land as they have done around the world? Sure.
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Level 65
May 8, 2014
You should eat asado, is the greatest food ever!
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Level 37
Jun 14, 2014
You need to add "mate", is the most popular drink in Argentina!!
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Level 61
Aug 2, 2020
u want some mate, mate?
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2020
There's no "need" about it at all.
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Level 73
Aug 12, 2020
Mate isn't only an Argentinian thing.
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Level 53
Aug 29, 2014
Peron had 3 wives, 2 of whom were political, Eva (Evita) (his 2nd) and Maria Estela (lsabelita) his 3rd. Eva is the most famous wife, but lsabelita was his VP and became president after Peron's death
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Level 17
Dec 7, 2015
it would be pretty weird if someone could guess one of his other wives' names but not know Evita, haha.
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Level 79
Nov 11, 2014
First time I ever got a soccer question on one of these quizzes! Guess I've seen my kid playing the video game enough to remember one name.
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2016
Messi has already won his fifth Golden Ball, by now. Also, this being a test about Argentina, I think Maldives should be accepted for the Falklands.
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2016
Maldives is an island group in Asia. You surely meant "Malvinas", didn't you?
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Level 76
Feb 29, 2020
Argentina's territorial claims might seem outlandish to some, but I feel even Galtieri wouldn't have been so bold as to claim the Maldives.
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Level 78
Dec 3, 2016
Isabel should be accepted as well. And mate could be added as well
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Level 51
Nov 30, 2017
Great!! Easy for an argentinian like me, but surely difficult to others.
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Level 66
May 23, 2019
I would recommend accepting Castilian as the language.
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Level 67
Oct 4, 2019
Castillian is not the same language as spanish though. Castillian is a regional dialect/arguable language spoken in Castille.
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Level 74
Oct 26, 2019
I think that may have been an autocorrection of castellano.
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Level 66
Aug 2, 2020
I spent some time in Argentina, and everyone with whom I came in contact called it "castellano."
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Level 60
Aug 3, 2020
In English, "Castilian" can refer either to Spanish as a whole or to the dialect of Spanish spoken in Castile. But in Argentina, the former is the case; they call their language "castellano."
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Level 70
Aug 15, 2020
To clarify, what is globally known as "spanish" is the castillian language (not a dialect, although it has itself different dialects). It's the official national language, (while the regional languages -again, not dialects- are co-official only in their respective regions), which is why it's often just called "spanish" for simplicity. Just like mandarin is commonly called "chinese ". Doesn't mean either use is right, though. Castillian is actually a more precise and accurate term, seing as it's not the only spanish language.
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Level 57
Oct 15, 2019
I would not say Pampa os north. It is really in the middle oficina the territory.

Also, Patagonia is not enterely semiarid, actually the chilean part is a bit humid, can be a bit confusing because the arid shared región is the central andes...

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Level 72
Jan 3, 2020
There are clearly some reprobates on this site who know more about football than they do about Geography.
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Level 85
Aug 2, 2020
I guess Argentinians love their football.
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Level 61
Jan 17, 2020
las pampas for the pampas?
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Level 66
Aug 2, 2020
Yeah, I've never hear it called "the Pampas." It's always "las Pampas."
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Level 65
Jan 30, 2020
It's 6 Ballon d'Or already ;-)
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Level ∞
Jan 30, 2020
Updated
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Level 55
Jul 1, 2020
"Iguacu" (Iguaçu) should be accepted for Iguazu Falls.
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Level 60
Aug 2, 2020
Wow, no references to Hitler.......fair enough.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2020
there is, Perón was a nazi and Hitler/Mussolini admirer
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Level 75
Aug 7, 2020
But nothing about Hitler's career as a shift supervisor at a VW factory in Argentina.
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Level 62
Aug 2, 2020
Pampa should be accepted
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Level 57
Aug 2, 2020
I spelled "Maradano" wrong 6 times...
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Level 70
Aug 15, 2020
7.
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Level 46
Aug 2, 2020
We'll get to 12.000% again sooner or later
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Level 66
Aug 3, 2020
Can you accept "Iguaçu" as it is called on the Brazilian side of the border? Thanks
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2020
Living in Argentina in the past paid off muahaha
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Level 65
Aug 10, 2020
How is Messi only at 74 percent?
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Level 68
Dec 9, 2020
American website. The only people who know nothing about football, the metric system and free healthcare.
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Level 65
Jan 24, 2021
couldn't be any more true lol
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Level 73
Aug 12, 2020
Jetpunk helps A LOT to learn new things. Got 9 more right answers than the first time I took this quiz! Only one I missed was Asado (which I'm sure I'll forget before the quiz gets featured again).
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Level 76
Feb 10, 2021
Eat some asado. Then you'll never forget.
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Level 25
Apr 16, 2021
As an Argentine, I can guarantee that it will be the best meat you ever had.