I am leading a short-term mission trip to northern Brazil July 4-18. We will be on the Amazon,  baby! In preparation for this trip, I’ve put together this quiz for my team. I am giving you a chance to take this quiz and win a free copy of Jay Milbrandt’s new book Go and Do. Okay, here are the rules:1. Submit your answers via e-mail to me by Friday, 5:00 p.m. EST. itrindade@woostergrace.org.

2. If you have already taken this test, don’t bother to take it again. :). “Amazon Adventure’s” team members!

3. If your last name is Trindade, or was formerly Trindade, you’re automatically disqualified from taking the quiz. Lucas!

4. You are not allowed to Google, Wiki, Bing or otherwise use the Internet to answer any of these questions, unless you use a Commodore 64 to surf the net.

5. Include your mailing address with your answer. We will mail anywhere with an address written in Roman characters.

Good luck!


I. Multiple-choice:

1. Brazil produces more cars than the following country:

O U.S.

O Great Britain

O Mexico

O Germany

O China

2. The currency of Brazil is called:

O Real

O Cruzeiro

O Cruzado

O Riel

O Pataca

3. The following is something Brazil is NOT famous for:

O Bypassing the giant drug companies to produce cheaper, generic AIDS medicine.

O Giving to the world the classical composer Heitor Vila-Lobos.

O Revolutionizing the music world by creating a new sound, “bossa nova.”

O Producing famous soap operas, known as “telenovelas,” which are broadcast around the world.

O Being the first country in South America to elect a female president.

4. Which country is NOT among the top 10 most populous in the world

O China

O Russia

O Japan

O India

O Brazil

5. Which city is NOT among the top ten most expensive cities in the world for expats?

O Tokyo, Japan

O Moscow, Russia

O N’Djamena, Chad

O New York, U.S.A.

O Sao Paulo, Brazil

II. True or False:

1. Brazil is the 6th largest economy in the world, having surpassed the U.K. at the end of 2011 in terms of GDP.  T       F

2. The Amazon basin covers some 60% of Brazil’s surface.  T       F

3. Sao Paulo is the second most populous city in the world.  T       F

4. 5% of the population in Brazil owns 85% of the country’s wealth.  T       F

5. Outside of the G-8, more scientific papers from Brazil are quoted than from any other county.  T       F

6. Brazil’s land area is bigger than that of Continental United States.  T       F

7. The Amazon represents over half of the world’s remaining rainforest.  T       F

8. There are 200 nations within the country we call “Brazil.”  T       F

9. The Amazon River is the longest river in the world.  T       F

10. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world in volume of water with an average discharge greater than the next seven rivers combined.  T       F

11. More than one-third of all species in the world live in the Amazon rainforest.  T       F

12. The current President of Brazil is the daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant.  T       F

13. Cocoa, beef, sugar cane, coffee, orange juice are just a few examples of commodities that Brazil is the #1 producer in the world.  T       F

14. Through Embraer, Brazil is the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world.  T       F

15. In spite of its great economic progress, Brazil is still ruled by a military dictatorship.  T       F

Ivanildo C. Trindade