History Of Cinco De Mayo Quiz!

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History Of Cinco De Mayo Quiz!

Cinco De Mayo is a yearly celebration which is observed on May 5, in honour of the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the battle of Puebla. It's more popular in the United States than in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo has developed into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about the history of Cinco de Mayo. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which historic battle does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?
    • A. 

      La Puebla

    • B. 

      Veracruz

    • C. 

      The Alamo

    • D. 

      Toluca

  • 2. 
    What year was the city of La Puebla founded?
    • A. 

      1513

    • B. 

      1351

    • C. 

      1531

    • D. 

      1153

  • 3. 
    Who was Benito Juarez?
    • A. 

      The general who won the Battle of La Pueblo

    • B. 

      The French ruler who conquered Mexico

    • C. 

      The Archduke of Austria

    • D. 

      The president who helped Mexico gain its independence

  • 4. 
    What day of the year is Cinco de Mayo celebrated on?
    • A. 

      April 5th

    • B. 

      June 5th

    • C. 

      May 15th

    • D. 

      May 5th

  • 5. 
    Why did Napoleon III invade Mexico?
    • A. 

      To gain access to the country's gold supply

    • B. 

      To collect old debts and establish a new empire

    • C. 

      To save Mexico from financial disaster

    • D. 

      To steal Mexico's oil

  • 6. 
    What phrase is shouted at the end of Cinco de Mayo to honor Mexico's fight for independence?
    • A. 

      !Viva Mexico!

    • B. 

      !Viva Pinata!

    • C. 

      !Viva La Puebla!

    • D. 

      !Viva Benito!

  • 7. 
    What was the name of the General who led the Mexican troops at the Battle of La Puebla?
    • A. 

      Benito Juarez

    • B. 

      Napoleon III

    • C. 

      Ignacio Zaragoza

    • D. 

      Felix Diaz

  • 8. 
    What group of Indians helped the Mexican Army at the Battle of La Puebla?
    • A. 

      Zapotec

    • B. 

      Cherokee

    • C. 

      Sioux

    • D. 

      Pueblo

  • 9. 
    What happened to the Archduke Maximilian after Benito Juarez took back Mexico from the French?
    • A. 

      He was sent back to Austria

    • B. 

      He was made vice-president under Juarez

    • C. 

      He was given life imprisonment

    • D. 

      He was executed by a firing squad

  • 10. 
    Which of the following countries did Mexico NOT owe money to?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Spain