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Río de la Plata: Quiz


Question 1: These events were depicted in the 1956 British film The Battle of the River Plate – also known as The Pursuit of the Graf Spee – by Michael Powell and ________,
Emeric Pressburger49th Parallel (film)Powell and PressburgerThe Small Back Room

Question 2: The shipping route from the Atlantic to Buenos Aires is kept open by constant ________.
Fishing vesselBargeBulk carrierDredging

Question 3: The Río de la Plata (Spanish: "River of Silver") – always rendered River Plate in ________ and the Commonwealth, and occasionally rendered [La] Plata River in other English-speaking countries – is the river formed by the combination of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River.
American EnglishCanadian EnglishBritish EnglishEnglish language

Question 4: An estimated 57 million cubic meters (2 billion cubic feet) of silt is carried into the estuary each year, where the muddy waters are stirred up by winds and the ________.
Tidal powerPhysical oceanographyCurrent sea level riseTide

Question 5: The ________, in Rome's Piazza Navona, contains a figure representing the River Plate.
GangesFontana dei Quattro FiumiGian Lorenzo BerniniPalazzo Pamphilj

Question 6: The Río de la Plata is a habitat for the rare La Plata Dolphin, sea turtles (Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, and Dermochelys coriacea), and many species of ________.
FishFish anatomyForage fishPelagic fish

Question 7: It forms part of the border between ________ and Uruguay, with the major ports and capital cities of Buenos Aires in the northwest and Montevideo in the southeast.

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