Play Destination Ecuador’s Trivia Challenge by responding to the following questions in the comment section (number your answers please). One lucky person who answers all questions correctly will be chosen to win a coffee table book with beautiful photographs of the indigenous Amazonian Huaorani tribe.
1. What is the name of this well-known artisan market, outside of Quito where visitors can find thousands of locally-made handicrafts?
a. The Ovalo Market
b. The Quito Inca Market
c. The Otavalo Market
2. Which Ecuador Destination is famous for its outdoor adventure activities?
a. The Amazon Rainforest
d. The Galapagos Islands
3. What makes the Galapagos Marine Iguana unlike any other lizard?
a. Its ability to change color depending on its habitat
b. Its ability to live and forage under water
c. Its ability to change size to adapt to different food conditions.
4. Prior to the US Dollar, what currency did Ecuador use?
5. How large can the Galapagos Giant Tortoise grow to be?
a. 50 kg (110 lbs)
b. 200 kg (440 lbs)
c. 400kg ( 880 lbs)
d. 500kg (1200 lbs)
6. What is the name of the famous explorer who wrote his theory of evolution by natural selection after a visit to the Galapagos Islands?
a. Leonardo DaVinci
b. Charles Darwin
c. William Clark
d. Daniel Krautmann
e. Jeff Cremer
7. Can you name the largest active volcano in South America?
8. Can you name 2 foods or meals that are popular in Ecuador?
a. Chicha Morada and Ceviche de Camarones
b. Ceviche and Pizza
c. Chicha and Pizza
d. Pizza and French Fries
e. Papas Fritas con Cerveza
9. What is the name of this well-known bird found in the Galapagos Islands?
a. Blue Footed Tanager
b. Blue Footed Seagull
c. Blue Footed Pelican
d. Blue Footed Booby
e. Blue Footed Penguin
10. The Huaorani Ecolodge is operated by one of the most isolated ethnic groups on Earth. Visitors learn how to use a blowgun, climb trees, meander down the Shiripuno river in kayaks or dugout canoes watching tropical birds and monkeys, and listen to an indigenous leader relate the tribe’s fight against oil exploration. The Huaorani are high energy, fun-loving people and they welcome their guests to immerse in their culture and customs. In what part of Ecuador is this ecolodge located?
11. If you were traveling to Ecuador and could choose only one place to visit, which destination would you choose and why?
12. Which three websites do you most commonly visit?