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Cinco de Mayo is a great Mexican holiday that celebrates an amazing victory of Mexican army. You probably went on some Cinco de Mayo festivals. But, how well do you know the story behind it. Let's see. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5th to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over... ?

    • A.

      German forces

    • B.

      USA forces

    • C.

      French forces

    • D.

      Spanish forces

    Correct Answer
    C. French forces
    Explanation
    Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5th to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over French forces. The Mexican army achieved this victory in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The celebration is significant because it symbolizes Mexico's resistance against foreign invasion and the strength of the Mexican people.

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  • 2. 

    What was the battle called ?

    • A.

      Battle of Dolores

    • B.

      Battle of Guadalupe

    • C.

      Battle of Mexico

    • D.

      Battle of Puebla

    Correct Answer
    D. Battle of Puebla
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Battle of Puebla. This battle refers to the historic event that took place on May 5, 1862, in the city of Puebla, Mexico. It was a significant battle during the French intervention in Mexico, where the Mexican army, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, successfully defended against the larger and better-equipped French forces. The victory at the Battle of Puebla became a symbol of Mexican resistance and is commemorated today as the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

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  • 3. 

    Who declared Cinco the Mayo a national holiday ? 

    • A.

      President Pavon

    • B.

      President Zuloaga

    • C.

      President Diaz

    • D.

      President Juarez

    Correct Answer
    D. President Juarez
    Explanation
    President Juarez declared Cinco de Mayo a national holiday.

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  • 4. 

    Where does the largest Cinco de Mayo festival take place ?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Mexico City

    • C.

      Miami

    • D.

      Acapulco

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    The largest Cinco de Mayo festival takes place in Los Angeles. This city has a large Mexican-American population and is known for its vibrant celebrations of Mexican culture. Los Angeles hosts various events and parades during Cinco de Mayo, attracting a significant number of attendees.

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  • 5. 

    One of these is not a popular Cinco de Mayo food. Which one ?

    • A.

      Guacamole

    • B.

      Tacos

    • C.

      Hot dogs

    • D.

      Burritos

    Correct Answer
    C. Hot dogs
    Explanation
    Hot dogs are not a popular Cinco de Mayo food because they are not traditionally associated with Mexican cuisine. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, and the food typically enjoyed during this holiday includes traditional Mexican dishes such as guacamole, tacos, and burritos. Hot dogs, on the other hand, are more commonly associated with American cuisine and are not commonly served during Cinco de Mayo festivities.

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  • 6. 

    Most Americans see Cinco de Mayo as a holiday similar to... ?

    • A.

      St Patrick's Day

    • B.

      Labor day

    • C.

      New Year's Eve

    • D.

      Valentine's day

    Correct Answer
    A. St Patrick's Day
    Explanation
    Cinco de Mayo is often seen by most Americans as a holiday similar to St Patrick's Day. Both holidays are celebrated with parades, parties, and cultural festivities. They are occasions for people to come together, wear traditional clothing, and enjoy food and drinks associated with the respective cultures. Additionally, both holidays have become popularized and commercialized in the United States, with many people participating in the celebrations even if they do not have direct cultural ties to the holiday.

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  • 7. 

    What was the leader of Mexican forces called ?

    • A.

      General Zapata

    • B.

      General Pancho Villa

    • C.

      General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin

    • D.

      General Carranza

    Correct Answer
    C. General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin
    Explanation
    General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin was the leader of Mexican forces.

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  • 8. 

    How big was Mexican army ?

    • A.

      500 soldiers

    • B.

      1000 soldiers

    • C.

      2000 soldiers

    • D.

      4000 soldiers

    Correct Answer
    C. 2000 soldiers
    Explanation
    The Mexican army was estimated to have 2000 soldiers.

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