Dia de los Muertos Trivia

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 Dia De Los Muertos Trivia
Test your knowledge of the traditions and history of Dia de los Muertos, and learn some fun facts about the sacred holiday along the way!

  
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  • 1. 
    Dia de los Muertos coincides with what two Catholic holidays?
    • A. 

      Day of the Living and Halloween

    • B. 

      Halloween and All Souls' Day

    • C. 

      All Souls ' Day and All Saints' Day

    • D. 

      Christmas and Easter


  • 2. 
    The holiday originated about 3,000 years ago from indigenous peoples of what country?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Nicaragua


  • 3. 
    Dia de los Muertos is a very serious and somber holiday.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    Dia de los Muertos happens on what days?
    • A. 

      November 1st and 2nd

    • B. 

      October 31st and November 2nd

    • C. 

      October 30th and October 31


  • 5. 
    Which of the following items would not be found on a traditional altar as part of the Dia de los Muertos holiday?
    • A. 

      Pictures of the deceased being honored

    • B. 

      Food and drink for the deceased to enjoy when they return

    • C. 

      Candles to light the way for the deceased to return

    • D. 

      A box of tissues for the family of the deceased to use as they weep over their lost loved one


  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not made as part of the traditional Dia de los Muertos festivities?
    • A. 

      Sugar Skulls or Calaveras de Azucar

    • B. 

      Chocolate Bats

    • C. 

      Dead Bread or Pan de Muerto

    • D. 

      Hand made paper flowers


  • 7. 
    According to the Native Aztecs and Meso-Americans who began the Dia de los Muertos tradition...
    • A. 

      Life is a dream and only in death does a person become truly awake

    • B. 

      Death is the end of a soul

    • C. 

      Death should be feared because the after life is much worse than life


  • 8. 
    What is a traditional flower of Dia de los Muertos that is often worn by women and used to decorate altars?
    • A. 

      Red Roses

    • B. 

      Yellow Roses

    • C. 

      Yellow Marigolds

    • D. 

      White Daisies


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