57 Brazil Trivia Questions (Ranked from Easiest to Hardest)

Updated Date:
February 10, 2024
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Brazil is the largest country in South America, known for its diverse culture, vibrant cities, and beautiful natural landscapes. The country has a rich history, dating back to the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500, and it has been shaped by a mix of indigenous, African, and European influences. Brazil is also known for its diverse population, with a mix of different ethnicities, languages, and religions.

Brazil is famous for its carnival, which is a pre-Lenten celebration marked by parades, music, and dancing. The country is also known for its soccer, with several world-renowned teams and players, as well as for its diverse cuisine, which reflects the influence of indigenous, African, and European cultures. Some of the famous Brazilian dishes include feijoada (black bean stew), churrasco (barbecue), and açaí (a berry smoothie).

Brazil is also known for its diverse and beautiful natural landscapes, including the Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal wetlands, and the Iguazu Falls. Some of the famous tourist destinations in Brazil include Rio de Janeiro, known for its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and Carnival, Salvador, known for its Afro-Brazilian culture, and Brasília, the country's modernist capital city designed by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. Trivia questions about Brazil can range from its history, culture, and geography to its famous festivals, soccer and famous tourist destinations, making it a great topic for a trivia night or quiz.

57 Brazil Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated for 2024)

  1. Written in Portuguese, "Quem Defende Seus Dados?" is a report on Internet privacy practices in what populous South American country?

    Answer: Brazil

  2. Iguazú Falls, one of the world's most spectacular waterfall systems, is located on the Iguazú River that forms a border between Argentina and what Portuguese-speaking country?

    Answer: Brazil

  3. U.S. President Joe Biden personally extended an invitation to the Summit of the Americas the current head of a Latin American country. Elected in 2018, who is the President of Brazil?

    Answer: Jair Bolsonar

  4. Pedro Filho killed 100 victims from 1967 to 2003, 47 of those while incarcerated. Sentenced to 128 years in prison, he was released after 30 years due to the maximum sentence allowed by what South American country?

    Answer: Brazil

  5. The Germanic language Hunsrik, or Hunsrukisch, is spoken by roughly 1.5 million residents of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in what country?

    Answer: Brazil

  6. What country was the leader (by a large margin) in exporting beef in 2023, with Australia a not-very-close second?

    Answer: Brazil

  7. In order to set the record for longest solo journey by kayak (2,010 miles!), Helen Skelton traveled through which South American nation for a month?

    Answer: Brazil

  8. What "J" word is a Spanish, Greek and Portuguese term for a civil deliberative or administrative council? In English, the term takes on a slightly more ominous meaning, frequently referring to a military-led authoritarian state.

    Answer: Junta

  9. The Caipirinha, a cocktail made of cachaca, sugar, and lime, is the national cocktail of what South American country?

    Answer: Brazil

  10. In April 2018, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva handed himself in to authorities to serve a 12-year prison sentence for corruption. In what large South American nation did he serve as President from 2003 - 2011?

    Answer: Brazil

  11. In October 2021, a group of climate lawyers urged the International Criminal Court to bring charges against what President of Brazil, asserting that his Amazon-area policies amount to crimes against humanity?

    Answer: Jair Bolsonaro

  12. Petrobras is the common name of a government-owned energy conglomerate in what South American country?

    Answer: Brazil

  13. Parque Nacional Dos Lençóis Maranhenses is home to the largest sand dune (380,000-acres) in what South American country?

    Answer: Brazil

  14. Though his father named him for Thomas Edison, Edson Arantes do Nascimento is the name on the birth certificate of what Brazilian soccer forward that FIFA named as the top player of the 20th century?

    Answer: Pelé

  15. Assisted by the hands of goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel and the goal kicking of Romário, what Southern Hemisphere squad ended a 24-year drought with the big win at 1994’s FIFA World Cup?

    Answer: Brazil

  16. As measured by common biodiversity indices, Colombia is often ranked the second-most biodiverse country on the planet, behind only what other country?

    Answer: Brazil

  17. According to "The Coffee Song" as made famous by Frank Sinatra, "they've got an awful lot of coffee in" what South American nation?

    Answer: Brazil

  18. There are very few words in English that come from Tupi, an indigenous language of Brazil - one such word however is that of what type of fish, whose name is also used in Tupi to mean "scissors?"

    Answer: Piranha

  19. Dreaming of a looooong beach vacation? Then you might want to visit what country, whose "Praia do Cassino" is the longest beach in the world?

    Answer: Brazil

  20. What county produces the most coffee in the world? As of 2014, the country was producing over 30% of the world's production with more than 300,000 plantations spread throughout the country.

    Answer: Brazil

  21. The southernmost locations in Cadillac Fairview's portfolio are located in the two most populous cities in Brazil. Name either of those cities.

    Answer: Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo

  22. The African countries Angola, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, and Cape Verde all have what official language, which they share with Brazil?

    Answer: Portuguese

  23. What prominent Brazilian city, made official in 1960, was designed by Oscar Niemeyer to resemble an airplane, with the Monumental Axis as the fuselage?

    Answer: Brasilia

  24. Cadillac Fairview-sponsored athlete Erica Wiebe will grapple for another wrestling gold, after winning one at the balmy 2016 games in what city?

    Answer: Rio de Janeiro

  25. Cadillac Fairview invests in retail around the world, including Multiplan malls located in what country, whose largest city is Sao Paulo?

    Answer: Brazil

  26. The composer of works such as "Carnaval das Crianças" and "Amazonas," Heitor Villa-Lobos is one of the best-known classical composers from what South American country?

    Answer: Brazil

  27. Brazillian legend Ronaldo scored 15 goals at the FIFA world cup, but which German is "not far" ahead with a record 16 goals scored between 2002 and 2016?

    Answer: Miroslav Klose

  28. What's the name of the starch that is extracted from the cassava plant, native to Brazil? A staple crop for much of the world, it's also used to form "pudding" and "pearls."

    Answer: Tapioca

  29. On January 8, 2023, supporters of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro, upset at his defeat in the 2022 election, rioted and forced their way into the presidential palace of what South American nation?

    Answer: Brazil

  30. "Cafe com leite politics," or "coffee with milk politics," was a term used to describe the dominance of the coffee industry in 19th and 20th century politics in what country?

    Answer: Brazil

  31. What flightless, emu-like South American bird species made the news in 2020 for biting the hand of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro?

    Answer: Rhea

  32. It can take seven to 10 years to harvest what naturally occurring agricultural product from the Brazilian tree Hevea brasilensis? The process begins when harvesters make several shallow cuts in the latex-producing vessels of the tree.

    Answer: Rubber

  33. The Peabody Award-winning filmm The Edge of Democracy, follows the arrest of Lula da Silva and the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, both presidents of what country?

    Answer: Brazil

  34. What Brazilian tuber produces the staple starch known as tapioca, and is an important food source throughout the tropical world, including Africa where it's made into sticky dough called fufu?

    Answer: Cassava

  35. What former President (who had spent time in jail for corruption before the convictions were tossed out) defeated far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro in 2022 to retake control of Brazil?

    Answer: Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva

  36. Ilha de Queimada Grande, also known as Snake Island, is estimated to have as many as one snake per square meter of the island, giving it the densest population of serpents worldwide. Which country does this nightmarish island belong to?

    Answer: Brazil
  37. Feijoada, a black bean stew made with pork or beef, is the national dish of which country?

    Answer: Brazil
  38. Before it was subsequently replaced by the Peso and the Colon, what was the official currency of Costa Rica from 1850 to 1864? (Hint: It is currently the official currency of Brazil.)

    Answer: Real
  39. Covered primarily by rainforest, what is the name of the largest Brazilian state by area, which is larger than Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile, combined?

    Answer: Amazonas
  40. Which cocktail made with cachaca, sugar, and lime is the official cocktail of Brazil?

    Answer: Caipirinha
  41. Juliano Pinto is a paraplegic man who symbolically "kicked off" an event in what country in 2014 by using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton?

    Answer: Brazil (World Cup)
  42. Taking office in 2011 but impeached in 2016, Dilma Rousseff was the first woman president of what country?

    Answer: Brazil
  43. Leandro Barbosa, Tiago Splitter, and Anderson Varejão are all Nike-sponsored Brazilian athletes known for competing professionally in what sport?

    Answer: Basketball
  44. By population, what Brazilian city is the largest in South America, and the twelfth largest in the world, with 21.7 million people?

    Answer: São Paolo
  45. Paulista Avenue is the main stomping grounds for the world's largest Pride parade, in what guessable Brazilian city?

    Answer: São Paulo
  46. Long-running American television show "The Bachelor" has spawned spinoffs in many other countries including the short-lived "The Bachelor: Em Busca do Grande Amor" which lasted for one season in what country? Aane Doux was the winner of Gianluca Perino's "romantic" culling.

    Answer: Brazil
  47. A spurious language is one that may or may not have actually existed. In some cases, they’re flat-out hoaxes. That was the case for the Kukurá language, which was made up by an interpreter in which Latin American country in 1901?

    Answer: Brazil

  48. The Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica operates under what "Hollywood"-esque name in much of Latin America, including Argentina, Mexico, and Costa Rica?

    Answer: Movistar
  49. France’s longest international border is with which 6-letter country?

    Answer: Brazil
  50. Nodding to the cooking technique, the full-service Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chão has a name that means what "open" thing?

    Answer: Fire / Flame
  51. What round, green food is one of Brazil's most common pizza toppings? Though considered a vegetable nutritionally, this plant is botanically a fruit and it makes occasional appearances in carbonara sauces.

    Answer: Green Peas
  52. Which Brazilian online-only bank was founded in 2013, became a unicorn fintech startup, and is now the largest “neobank” in Latin America?

    Answer: Nubank
  53. Besides Australia, what country takes up the highest percentage of a continent's area?

    Answer: Brazil
  54. Moniliophthora perniciosa is a fungus responsible for what disease of the cacao tree, which devastated Brazil, causing a loss of 70% of production of cocoa in ten years?

    Answer: Witches' Broom
  55. The Pernambuco pygmy owl is one of the rarest and most critically endangered owls in the world. What country is the only place where it lives?

    Answer: Brazil
  56. Second only to the number of stars on the U.S. flag, how many stars are there on the Brazilian national flag?

    Answer: 27
  57. You would find the largest waterfall system on what river in South America? The falls lie along the border between Brazil and Argentina.

    Answer: Iguazu

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