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Five questions about Argentina – Quick Quiz

A few months ago we attended a large charity bazaar where many countries represented themselves with food, drink and other products on their own stalls – including us Brits, of course. When lunchtime approached we thought we were being clever by grabbing a beer from Belgium and then heading over to Argentina for a steak sarnie. It was perhaps reassuring of our good taste to discover that several other Brits had thought to do that too and had got there before us. Wow. That steak sarnie was so good we even bought more to take home with us.

Argentina is a fascinating country. How much do you know about it? Take our Quick Quiz and find out. Even if you don’t manage a high score we hope you’ll find the answers interesting.

  1. In English the name “Argentina” is taken directly from the Spanish language. However, the Spanish name is itself derived from Italian. What does it mean?
  2. The song “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” reached No.1 in the British singles charts in 1976. It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and sung by Julie Covington. Which political leader was the subject of the song?
  3. Who or what are gauchos?
  4. What percentage of Argentina’s population are literate?
  5. The highest mountain in both the southern and western hemispheres is located in the Andes within Argentina. What is the name of that mountain?

Check your answers here!

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