Just for fun: History of Brazil

Hello everyone,

Whether you’re a history buff or not, here’s a chance to learn about the history of Brazil. Below are a few trivia questions to test whether you have the correct facts.

1. Name 3 iconic monuments/structures in Brazil
2. What is the name of the national anthem? When and by whom was it created?
3. Name 2 eminent national historical figures
4. When is the national day celebrated in Brazil?
5. Which are the most important turning points in the Brazilian history?

Thanks for participating,
Diksha

Just on question 5, 1808 (the arrival of Dom João VI in Brazil), 1822 (declaration of independence) and 1889 (proclamation of the Republic, which is still to be implemented!) are among the important years in Brazil's history.

For anyone who would like to learn more about these dates, I would highly recommend Laurentino Gomes' books, appropriately named 1808, 1822 and 1889, which are a light and entertaining read full of well-researched information about these events.

Hi Diksha,

Seeing if my few stays in the state of Amapa brought me some knowledge on this very paradoxical country on many points ...

1. Name 3 iconic monuments/structures in Brazil

- Marco zero (Macapa-AP)
- Iguazu Falls (Parana)
Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro)

2. What is the name of the national anthem? When and by whom was it created?
- Ouviram do Ipiranga as margens plácidas
- Francisco Manuel da Silva, 1831

3. Name 2 eminent national historical figures
- Alberto Santos-Dumont
- Hélder Pessoa Câmara

4. When is the national day celebrated in Brazil?

- 7 September 1822

5. Which are the most important turning points in the Brazilian history?
- 1500 discovery of the future Brazil by Pedro Cabral
- 15 November 1889 Declaration of the Republic and End of the Monarchy

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