Trivia Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Mexico & Cinco De Mayo

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Trivia Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Mexico & Cinco De Mayo

Love Mexico? How much do you know about Mexico's history, language, culture, food, festivals, etc.? Have you heard of Mexico's annual celebration, Cinco De Mayo? The day is celebrated as Mexico's victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 over the French Empire. Take the online quiz and learn trivia as you play.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did Mexico declare victory over France?
    • A. 

      May 5, 1977

    • B. 

      December 5, 1862

    • C. 

      May 5, 1862

  • 2. 
    What made the Mexican victory so remarkable and suprising?
    • A. 

      The French were larger and better equipped.

    • B. 

      The Mexican army had no weapons.

    • C. 

      The French paid Mexicans to fight against their own country.

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the battle that won the Mexican victory?
    • A. 

      Battle of the Bulge

    • B. 

      Battle Royale

    • C. 

      Battle of Puebla

  • 4. 
    What happened a year after this battle?
    • A. 

      The French returned and conquered the Mexicans.

    • B. 

      France collapsed and Mexico gained its independence.

    • C. 

      Germany invaded Mexico.

  • 5. 
    Cinco de Mayo is celebrated as a symbol of . . .
    • A. 

      Mexican Independence.

    • B. 

      Mexican Resistance to Outsiders.

    • C. 

      The value of Motherhood.

  • 6. 
    In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated with
    • A. 

      Festivals

    • B. 

      Fasting

    • C. 

      Games

  • 7. 
    In America, those of Mexican heritage traditionally celebrate with
    • A. 

      Parades and festivities featuring mariachi music, folkloric dancing, and Mexican food.

    • B. 

      Formal declarations and speeches of pride.

    • C. 

      Decoration of trees.

  • 8. 
    Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken with which Mexican Holiday?
    • A. 

      Mexica's Independence Day

    • B. 

      Candelaria

    • C. 

      Día de la Constitución

  • 10. 
    What is the must-have decoration of Cinco De Mayo?
    • A. 

      Trees

    • B. 

      Bells

    • C. 

      Mexico tricolor flag (Green, white and red) 

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