Peru Facts: Lesson for Kids


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Peru is a country in South America located below the Equator. What is the capital city of Peru?

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1. Ancient Peru was ruled by a civilization that survived for hundreds of years. What civilization ruled the area of Peru?

2. Machu Picchu is the site of famous ruins of the Inca people. In what geographic area is Machu Picchu located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Peru is a country in western South America. This quiz will ask you several multiple-choice questions about Peru's cities, history, geography and weather.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Identify Peru's capital city
  • Name the civilization that ruled ancient Peru
  • Recognize the geographic region that Machu Picchu is located in
  • Tell which geographic region in Peru is hot and humid
  • Understand how the Andes Mountains were made

Skills Practiced

You'll practice several skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away important facts from the lesson on Peru
  • Information recall - remember what you know about Peru's ancient civilization
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Peru's geographic regions to answer questions about them

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this country, review the lesson called Peru Facts: Lesson for Kids. The lesson helps students:

  • Learn what you call people who are citizens of Peru
  • Describe Peru's unique wildlife
  • Know what you call the coastal section of Peru