Peru Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about the country of Peru?
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Last updated: May 17, 2020
First submittedDecember 30, 2015
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Clue
Answer
Capital of Peru
Lima
Empire that ruled Peru at the time
of the Spanish conquest
Inca Empire
Capital city of the above
Cuzco
Conquistador who conquered
that empire
Francisco Pizarro
Ancient city that is Peru's most
popular tourist attraction
Machu Picchu
High altitude lake shared
with Bolivia
Lake Titicaca
Smaller version of a llama
Alpaca or Vicuña
Most-spoken language
Spanish
Most-spoken indigenous language
(Hint: starts with Q)
Quechua
Fertilizer that was once plentiful
on the Chincha Islands
Guano
Second and third largest cities
(name either)
Trujillo / Arequipa
Clue
Answer
Currency of Peru
Sol
National cocktail
Pisco Sour
Mountain range that runs
through Peru
Andes
Plateau region of the above shared
by Peru and Bolivia
Altiplano
Maoist guerrillas who terrorized
the country in the 1980s
Shining Path
Former President who rid the country
of the above, but was convicted of
human rights abuses and fled to Japan
Alberto Fujimori
Dish made of raw fish marinated
in citrus
Ceviche
Animal known as "cuy" when it
is eaten as food
Guinea Pig
Seed, starting with Q, that grows in
highland areas and is a trendy
health food worldwide
Quinoa
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Level 71
Dec 17, 2016
Peru's currency is not 'New Sun' anymore. Its just 'Sun' since 2015.
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2020
It's never been "sun", aaactually. Obviously the word is "sol", but that's actually from the latin 'solidus', not the Spanish word for sun. The currency was named after the Incan sun god 'Inti' for a while in the 80's.
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2016
Nice quiz!
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Level 80
Feb 23, 2017
Guanaco?
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Level 81
Oct 10, 2019
Just put guano and you'll get one answer.
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2020
Aren't guanacos about the same size as llamas?
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2017
alas, I put 'pizco', maybe consider that as correct
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Level 11
Feb 4, 2018
'Pizco' is not the correct form for writte Pisco .Well ... in spanish that is the good form ( i am peruvian )(its my english rigth?)
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Level 78
May 17, 2020
Your English is much better than my Spanish.
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Level 74
Aug 20, 2020
Maybe they spell it Pizco in Cuzco... :)
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Level 70
Sep 12, 2020
Only when they're pizzed.
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Level 59
Feb 25, 2017
4 and pleased!
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Level 52
Feb 25, 2017
Check out my ecuador country quiz!
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2017
Thank you for this!!! Peruvian here!
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Level 44
May 19, 2019
With respect of llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos, they are well known as south american camelids and are very different species. Peru has the greater population of alpacas with more than 3'500,000 individuals. Chile buy peruvian alpacas in the south of Peru and made very good deal selling them to Australia, Italy and USA where they are trying to grow this species up to industrialize it.
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Level 63
Dec 17, 2019
Please, accept "Sendero Luminoso" (even if it doesn't quite fit the clue...)
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Level 80
May 18, 2020
Agreed. I did not know the English word for the group, and though I see that Shining Path is the accepted English translation, it isn't quite the same as the Spanish "luminoso".
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2020
Agreed. This is one where it could be possible to be a unilingual English speaker and still only know the Spanish name.
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2020
Whenever they were mentioned in English-speaking countries it was always 'Shining Path' - it would be weird for an English speaker to only know the Spanish name and not what it means in English, no?
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Level 70
Sep 12, 2020
Alex. You're wrong. I'm English and read and listened to English news media referring to Sendero Luminoso.
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Level 86
May 18, 2020
Although they are closely related, it is misleading to claim either the alpaca or the vicuña are a "smaller version" of the llama. Those are part of their own genus.
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Level 67
May 25, 2020
That is irrelevant, wouldn't you describe a zebra as a horse with black and with stripes to someone that has never seen or heard of a zebra?

People tend to describe things by comparing it to the thing it most closely resembles, it does not need to have other links. (sometimes things are slightly related, sometimes not at all, like describing a sawfish, it has things in common with a saw but definitely is not a tool.. though saying it looks like a shark with a saw aptly describes it.)

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Level 67
May 25, 2020
Btw if they weren't part of their own genus, the question would not be "a smaller version of a llama", it would simply be "a small llama"
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Level 71
May 23, 2020
Vicuña is spelled incorrectly.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2020
Okay, fixed.
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2020
Seems like I don't know much about Peru (10/20).
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2020
Yeah. Compared to that, I knew more about Uzbekistan than Peru. When i attempted the Uzbekistan quiz, i got all but one answer. As for Peru, i barely got half in the first try.
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Level 74
Aug 20, 2020
I think Uzbekistan is less well known than Peru, which forces the quiz maker to find easier, more general clues. Usually with these country quizzes, the better the country is known, the harder the quiz will be.
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2020
Got Pizarro because of Claudio Pizarro lol Werder Bremen
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Level 48
Aug 8, 2020
Hello Peruvians! I lived in your country for only one year, but it was one of the richest of my long life. Picture this: on my first visit to Machu Picchu, there were about 20 of us. Only 4 of us stayed overnight.. Climbed Huaynu Picchu the next morning- just 3 of us all alone up there. We lived in San Isidro, my daughter was born at the Clinica Anglo-Americano. A sol was equal to 4 cents. Thanks for the memories, alberici.
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Level 78
Aug 13, 2020
Thanks for sharing your memories.
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2020
I came for a holiday and I've been here for 5 years so far!
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2020
I can't believe how many people knew cuy.
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Level 78
Aug 13, 2020
I only knew it because my grandson has pet guinea pigs and was horrified to learn that people eat them. I tried to explain it is no different in our country where some people have pet rabbits, while other people raise or hunt them to eat. That didn't make him feel one bit better.
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Level 61
Aug 13, 2020
I keep spelling quinoa quinea... smh
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Level 32
Aug 13, 2020
Can i get my country Uruguay a quiz? Thanks.
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Level 50
Aug 13, 2020
can you accept bird poop for guano? guano literally means bird poop
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Level 46
Aug 13, 2020
No
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Level 73
Aug 14, 2020
Nope. "Guano" is the correct English term, even though a loanword from Spanish.
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Level 89
Aug 14, 2020
Guano does not literally mean bird poop. Guano is the excrement of sea birds and/or bats. Not all bird poop is guano, and not all guano is bird poop.