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Arica: Quiz


Question 1: Arica was occupied by ________ once between 1836-1839 and again between 1841-1842 after the Battle of Ingavi.

Question 2: Because of it, Arica became a crucial port for the ________.
Portuguese EmpireBritish EmpireHabsburg SpainSpanish Empire

Question 3: Arica is connected to Tacna and to La Paz, ________ by separate railroad lines.

Question 4: It is also a center of rail communication with Bolivia and has its own international ________.
Air traffic controlAirline hubAirport securityAirport

Question 5: On August 16, 1868, the Peruvian port of Arica was devastated by a ________ which followed a magnitude 8.5 earthquake in what is now called Peru-Chile Trench off the coast.
TsunamiSeichePhysical oceanographyMegatsunami

Question 6: Economically, it is an important port for Chilean ore, and its tropical latitude, dry climate, and the city's ________, have made Arica a popular tourist destination.
CoastCliffCoral reefBeach

Question 7: It was assaulted and captured on June 7, 1880 by Chilean troops in the last part of their Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign) during the ________.
Treaty of Peace and Friendship (1904)Atacama border disputeWar of the PacificTreaty of defensive alliance between Peru and Bolivia of 1873

Question 8: Arica is a commune and a port city with a population of 192,300 in the Arica and Parinacota Region in northern ________, located only 18 km (11 miles) south of the border with Peru.

Question 9: Near the city is the Azapa Valley, an oasis where vegetables and Azapa ________ are grown.
IsraelMediterranean SeaGreeceOlive

Question 10: In 1855 the Peruvian government inaugurated the Arica-________ railroad (53 km long), one of the first in Latin America.

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