Bing Daily Trivia Quiz: Talampaya National Park

Question 1: In which country is Talampaya National Park?

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Brazil

Correct Answer: Argentina

Fact: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is in northwestern Argentina, in La Rioja province, and is renowned for its stunning red sandstone cliffs, unique rock formations, ancient petroglyphs, and dinosaur fossils. One of the park’s most iconic features is the Talampaya Canyon. The canyon’s unique acoustics also make it a natural amphitheater.

Question 2: What type of ancient art can be found in Talampaya?

  • Petroglyphs
  • Hieroglyphs
  • Dendroglyphs

Correct Answer: Petroglyphs

Fact: The petroglyphs, or rock carvings, in Talampaya are more than 1,500 years old. It is believed that humans inhabited this area between 640 BCE and 1180 CE, confirmed by precise radiocarbon dating linked to the remnants of old dwellings and gravesites.

Question 3: Which mountain range runs along Argentina’s western border?

  • Himalayas
  • Andes
  • Rockies

Correct Answer: Andes

Fact: The Andes, the longest continental mountain range in the world, stretch over some 5,500 miles from the southern tip of South America to its northern coast. The Andes contain the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere. Mount Aconcagua, in Mendoza province, Argentina, is the highest of them at 22,837 feet.

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