History Quiz / South American History (A-Z)

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Can you name the answers to these questions about the history of South America that begin with the letters A-Z?

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This famous general and politician, who is regarded as the Founding Father of Uruguay, died in Asunción, Paraguay on September 23, 1850, at age 86: José Gervasio ______A
Between 1813 and 1830, this famous Venezuelan general and politician served different terms as president of Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru: Simón ______B
Paraguayan troops led by José E. Díaz, defeated the allied Brazilian, Argentine and Uruguayan forces in this battle, which was fought on September 22, 1866: Battle of _______C
In August 1823, a major slave rebellion led by Quamina and Jack Gladstone occurred in this British colony, which today is part of GuyanaD
From 1831 to 1906, four members of this powerful Chilean political family served as presidents of their countryE
This Surinamese politician, who served as the first president of his country, died in Oegstgeest, in the Netherlands on January 4, 2010, at age 99: Johan _____F
This short-lived republic, located in present-day Ecuador, was annexed to Gran Colombia in 1822: Free Province of _______G
On October 29, 2000, this former Peruvian president led an uprising against Fujimori's regime in the town of Locumbo: Ollanta ______H
Known in the native Quechua language as 'Tawantinsuyu', this pre-Columbian state was conquered by Spanish forces led by Francisco Pizarro in 1533I
This U.S. born politician became the first female Prime Minister of Guyana in March 1997, and later that same year she also became the country's first female president: Janet _____J
On October 27, 2010, this Argentine politician who served as president of his country from 2003 to 2007, died in El Calafate at age 60: Néstor _____K
Mapuche forces led by this famous toqui (chief) defeated the Spanish forces led by governor Pedro de Valdivia in the Battle of Tucapel on December 25, 1533L
In 1798, this Venezuelan general proposed the creation of 'Colombia', a hypothetical empire that would encompass all the former Spanish American dominions: Francisco de ______M
Peruvian archeologists Toribio Mejía Xesspe and Julio César Tello led the first scientific expedition to investigate these ancient geoglyphs, located in southern Peru, in 1932N
This Chilean general of Irish descent, hero of the Chilean War of Independence, became Supreme Director of his country on February 16, 1817: Bernardo _______O
In 1902, this Peruvian inventor, a pioneer of aeronautics and astronautics, designed a vehicle powered by a liquid-fuel rocket engine that he called the 'Autobólido': Pedro _____P
On June 25, 1806, British forces occupied this Argentine port city during the last Anglo-Spanish War (1796–1808)Q
The Conquest of the Desert was a military campaign against the indigenous peoples of the Pampas launched by this Argentine politician in 1878: Julio Argentino _____R
On December 9, 1824, rebel forces led by this Venezuelan general defeated the Spanish army in the Battle of Ayacucho: Antonio José de _____S
The Portuguese first applied this name to a collective of tribes that occupied the coast of present-day Brazil in the 16th centuryT
This Argentine politician, who served as president of the Argentine Confederation, was assassinated at his home on April 11, 1870: Justo José de _____U
The Santa Lucía Hill Park in Santiago, Chile is the most famous legacy of this Chilean poet and politician, who served as mayor of the city from 1872 to 1875: Benjamin ______V
'Klein-Venedig' (Little Venice) was the name of the South American territory granted by Charles I of Spain to this German banking family in return for his debtsW
During the Regency Era in Brazil (1831-1840) this monarchical political faction acted against the reforms of the Farroupilhas, a radical liberal faction which emerged in 1831X
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF), the Argentine state oil company, was founded by this Argentine president in 1922: Hipólito ______Y
Sagipa, ruler of the Muisca province of Bacatá (Bogotá), was the last person to hold this ancient title, that was believed to be hold by a descendant of Chie, the Moon goddessZ

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