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How Much Do You Think You Know About Mexico?

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    The United States Army
    The Spanish Army
    The French Army
    The British Army
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    Wrong!

    El Día de la Batalla de Puebla

    Cinco de Mayo honors the improbable Mexican victory over Napoleon III's Army on May 5th, 1862. This holiday is often confused in the United States as Mexican Independence Day, which falls on September 16th.

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    The city was built on a lake.
    The city rests atop a volcanic crater.
    The city has too many high-rise buildings.
    All of the above.
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    Wrong!

    Mexico City continues to sink 2.5 inches per year, as officials continue to pump out more water from the city's underground aquifer.

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    An eagle.
    A snake.
    A cactus.
    The sun.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There is no sun to be found.

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    FALSE

    Emiliano Zapata led the infamous 1910 Revolution against Mexico's sitting president, Porfirio Díaz.

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    Chichén Itzá
    Machu Picchu
    The Zócalo
    Palenque
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Chichén Itzá was home to the Mayans from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D.

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    Vladimir Lenin
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    Vladimir Lenin
    Leon Trotsky
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    Leon Trotsky
    Alexandra Kollontai
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    Alexandra Kollontai
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The affair started while Trotsky was seeking refuge in Mexico.

  7. TRUE or FALSE?

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    FALSE

    The honor goes to Brazil, at a whopping 126 million Catholic residents.

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    Día de la Raza
    St. Joseph's Day
    Dia de Los Santos Reyes
    Carnaval
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Most people assume because Christmas is a catholic holiday, Mexican children celebrate by opening presents on the December 25th. When in fact, "Three Kings Day" is observed several days later.

  9. TRUE or FALSE?

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    TRUE!

    At 678 years, Mexico City is the oldest city in North America. It is also the most elevated, at a staggering 7,350 feet.

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    Hope for a better nation.
    Purity of the Catholic Church.
    Blood of the Mexican people.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It is considered a tribute to those who died during Mexico's fight for independence.

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    Estados Únidos Mexicanos
    México Tenustitlan
    Imperio Mexicano
    Tenochtitlan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In 2012, President Enrique Peña Nieto tried to change the name of the country to "Mexico," but his plan was met with little success.

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    TRUE!

    Though sadly, citizens still rank 81st in terms of food purchasing power.

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    Chocolate
    Corn
    Chillies
    Rice
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rice from Asia was first introduced to North America in the 1500's by Spanish settlers.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fun fact: It was also the first printing press of the New World.

  15. TRUE or FALSE?

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    The runners up are Colombia, Argentina, and the U.S.

How Much Do You Think You Know About Mexico?

Miguel Herrera can't believe it! Better luck next time, compadre.

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Miguel Herrera is THRILLED! Way to go, champ. You really know your Mexican history.

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