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Last Updated: May 5, 2022

Mexico Trivia

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we take a bite of nachos and lift our margarita glasses as we toast one of my favorite places – Mexico! After that, enjoy my trivia questions about our friends south of the border.

Questions

  1. What is the day Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain?
  2. What is the official language of Mexico?
  3. What is the largest pyramid in the world?
  4. What is the full name of Mexico?
  5. What is the oldest university in North America?
  6. What dog is named after a state in Mexico?
  7. What is depicted on the coat of arms in the middle of the flag of Mexico?
  8. The words tomato, chocolate, and avocado are originally from which language?
  9. Where did the Virgin Mary make an appearance in Mexico?
  10. What do these words have in common: el alfombra (carpet), la almendra (almond), and la almohada (pillow).
  11. What is celebrated on Cinco de Mayo?
 
Catedral de Puebla
Catedral de Puebla
Mexico City
Mexico City – Monument honoring the story and location where the Aztecs founded their capital of Tenochtitlan. If it looks familiar, you have seen it on every flag of Mexico.
Tijuana
Tijuana
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mexico City - Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Answers

  1. September 16
  2. It doesn’t have one.
  3. The Great Pyramid of Cholula
  4. Estados Únidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).
  5. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
  6. Chihuahua
  7. A snake and eagle fighting on top of a prickly pear cactus.
  8. These words are the Aztec language Nahuatl.
  9. In the village of Guadalupe, now a suburb of Mexico City.
  10. These words are Arabic in origin, which were absorbed into Spanish during the occupation of Spain by the Moors from 711 to 1492.
  11. The defeat of France by Mexico in the first Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
 
Moon Temple
Moon Temple

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