The Gallup poll checked up last week on U.S. knowledge of South American
geography, found North Americans woefully ignorant. The problem: to
identify eight of 13 countries (including British, Dutch and French
Guiana) on a blank map of South America. Average score: 35%. The
country most often located correctly: Brazil.
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