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Question 1: What is the affectionate term by which the residents of Rio de Janeiro are known?
(A) The Nordeste
(B) The Cariocas
(C) The Centro-Oeste
(D) The Sudeste
Question 2: What are the names of Rio’s two most famous beaches?
(A) Joatinga and Ipanema
(B) Barra da Tijuca and Barra da Tijuca
(C) Copacabana and Ipanema
(D) Prainha and Copacabana
Question 3: What is Rio’s most famous natural landmark?
(A) Escadaria Selaron
(B) Metropolitan Cathedral
(C) Fiscal Island
(D) Sugarloaf Mountain
Question 4: What is Rio’s most famous man-made landmark?
(A) Statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain
(B) Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge
(C) Sugarloaf Mountain
(D) Escadaria Selaron
Question 5: Who was the French artist who made the statue in 1921?
(A) Christ the Redeemer
(B) Paul Landowski
(C) Portuguese Cristo Redentor
(D) None of above
Question 6: In what year did Portuguese explorers first arrive in the Rio region?
Question 7: In 1992 the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development took
place in Rio. What is it better known as?
(A) Royal Portuguese Reading Room
(B) MAC Niteroi
(C) Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
(D) The Earth Summit
Question 8: This meeting led to the establishment of a very important document to which many nations have signed up. What document?
(A) Framework Convention on Climate Change
(B) The Convention on Biological Diversity
(C) Climate Change Convention
(D) Kyoto Protocol
Question 9: Who is the Rio-born President of Brazil?
(A) Fernando Henrique
(B) Deodoro da Fonseca
(C) Prudente de Morais
(D) Campos Sales
Question 10: What is Rio’s famous pre-lenten festival called?
(B) Sao Joao
(C) Peao de Barretos
(D) Mardi Gras
Question 11: The spectacular parades during the festival are made up of members of what particular groups?
(A) Samba Schools
(B) TAMA Drums
(C) Pipe Band
(D) None of above
Question 12: Who is the famous Rio-born Formula 1 racing driver who contested 204 Grand Prix races in his career?
(A) Ayrton Senna
(B) Chico Landi
(C) Luiz Bueno
(D) Nelson Piquet
Question 13: Name the Brazilian national hero and martyr to the cause of independence from Portugal?
(A) Adolfo Lutz
(B) Allan Goes
(D) Bernardo Rezende
Question 14: What is the name of the Rio-born composer, Brazil’s foremost composer of the 20th century?
(A) John VI
(B) Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia
(C) Heitor Villa-Lobos
Question 15: Who, as a child played football barefoot on the wasteground of the Bento Ribeiro area of Rio and is now an internationally renowned player?
(A) Roberto Carlos
(C) Dani Alves