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Five questions about Brazil – Quick Quiz

2014 is a big year for Brazil – the World Cup’s being held there from 12 June to 13 July. But how much else do you know about the country? Take our Quick Quiz and find out!

  1. Brazil’s so big it even shares a border with a European Union member state! Which one?
  2. Brazil’s top-selling beer is the international brand Skol. Where was it first brewed?
  3. What are castanhas do Pará (“Pará chestnuts”) better known as to English-speakers?
  4. England crashed out of the 1950 FIFA World Cup after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to the USA. In which Brazilian city?
  5. An early Sixties bossa nova hit written by Antônio Carlos Jobim with original Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, re-recorded in English by Astrud Gilberto in 1964, is possibly the second most recorded pop song in history. Can you name it?

Check your answers here!

PG Author: Dave

Dave was bitten by the expat bug at the age of 13 when he went to live in Germany. Since leaving school at the age of 30 (with a doctorate in something so obscure even he can't remember what it's about) he's also lived in Bangladesh, India and Thailand, and travelled to most European countries (including several that don't exist any more, though he denies responsibility), as well as Barbados, South Korea, St Vincent, UAE, Laos, and many more.

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