Magazine article Americas (English Edition)

Know Your Neighbors?

Magazine article Americas (English Edition)

Know Your Neighbors?

Article excerpt

In the first issues of Americas Magazine readers were asked to get to know their neighbors. To commemorate our fifty years, we have revived this quiz for your enjoyment.

1. The United States of America achieved independence from England in 1776. What was the second country in the hemisphere to achieve independence?

2. Established in 1325, this is the continent's oldest metropolis.

3. The Latin American architect who designed Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., is a native of Argentina. Is he Perez Celis, Cesar Pelli, I.M. Pei, or Eladio Dieste?

4. Which Central American country eliminated its armed forces in 19487

5. There are six official languages spoken in the hemisphere. Which of the following do not belong: English, Spanish, Creole, Portuguese, French, Olmec, Guarani, or Dutch?

6. This Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, who reigned from 1492 to 1503, made the initial division of the Western Hemisphere. Was it between the British and the Spanish, the Spanish and the Portuguese, the Spanish and the Catholic Church, or the Portuguese and the Holy Roman Empire? …

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