Cinco De Mayo Day Celebration

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Quiz over cinco de mayo. Details of events leading up to the battle at Puebla.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In 1861 Mexico was suffering from

    • A.

      Global warming

    • B.

      The Mexican-American War

    • C.

      A financial crisis

    • D.

      The War of Independence

    Correct Answer
    C. A financial crisis
    Explanation
    In 1861, Mexico was experiencing a financial crisis. This crisis refers to a period of economic instability and hardship in the country. It could have been caused by various factors such as excessive government spending, high levels of debt, inflation, or a decline in economic activity. This financial crisis would have had significant impacts on Mexico's economy, leading to widespread economic difficulties and challenges for the Mexican government and its people.

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  • 2. 

    The president of Mexico in 1862 was

    • A.

      Emilio Zapata

    • B.

      Francisco Villa

    • C.

      Porfirio Díaz

    • D.

      Benito Juarez

    Correct Answer
    D. Benito Juarez
    Explanation
    In 1862, the president of Mexico was Benito Juarez. He served as the president of Mexico from 1858 to 1872 and played a crucial role in the country's history. Juarez was a prominent figure in the Mexican Reform War and is known for his efforts to modernize Mexico, promote democracy, and defend the rights of indigenous people. His presidency was marked by significant political and social reforms, making him a key figure in Mexican history during the 19th century.

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  • 3. 

    Which war was fought between 1846-1848?

    • A.

      The War of Independence from Spain

    • B.

      The Mexican-American War

    • C.

      The French and Indian War

    • D.

      The Mexican Civil War

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mexican-American War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Mexican-American War. This war was fought between 1846-1848 and was a conflict between the United States and Mexico. It was sparked by the annexation of Texas by the United States and the dispute over the border between Texas and Mexico. The war resulted in significant territorial gains for the United States, including the acquisition of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Texas.

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  • 4. 

    The result of the war between 1846-1848 was the loss of approximately what percentage of Mexico's land?

    • A.

      1/2

    • B.

      2/3

    • C.

      1/4

    • D.

      1/3

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1/2. The war between 1846-1848 resulted in the loss of approximately half of Mexico's land. This war, known as the Mexican-American War, was a conflict between the United States and Mexico over territorial disputes. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed in 1848, ended the war and established the Rio Grande as the border between the two countries, with Mexico ceding large portions of its territory to the United States, including present-day California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

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  • 5. 

    During the 1850's, Mexico suffered from what crisis?

    • A.

      The Mexican Revolution

    • B.

      The Mexican-American War

    • C.

      The War of Independence

    • D.

      A civil war

    Correct Answer
    D. A civil war
    Explanation
    During the 1850's, Mexico suffered from a civil war. This internal conflict was a result of political instability and social tensions within the country. The civil war in Mexico during this time period was characterized by various factions vying for power and control, leading to widespread violence and instability. This crisis had a significant impact on the country's economy, infrastructure, and overall stability.

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  • 6. 

    In 1861, France, Spain and what other country demanded to be repaid?

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      US

    Correct Answer
    B. England
    Explanation
    In 1861, France, Spain, and England demanded to be repaid by a country. This suggests that the country in question had borrowed money from these three nations and was now being asked to repay its debts. The other options, Portugal, Italy, and the US, do not fit the context of the question and are not mentioned as creditors. Therefore, the correct answer is England.

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  • 7. 

    Ships from 3 countries arrived at the port city of ____________

    • A.

      Cozumel

    • B.

      Puerto Vallarta

    • C.

      Cuernavaca

    • D.

      Veracruz

    Correct Answer
    D. Veracruz
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Veracruz because it is a port city in Mexico, which makes it a likely destination for ships from multiple countries. Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, and Cuernavaca are also cities in Mexico, but they are not specifically known as port cities like Veracruz. Therefore, Veracruz is the most appropriate option for ships from different countries to arrive at.

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  • 8. 

    What was the greatest obstacle facing the navy of each of these countries?

    • A.

      Yellow fever

    • B.

      Malaria

    • C.

      Dengue fever

    • D.

      Black plague

    Correct Answer
    A. Yellow fever
    Explanation
    The greatest obstacle facing the navy of each of these countries was yellow fever. Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause severe illness and even death. It has historically been a major problem for navies operating in tropical regions, as the disease can spread rapidly among crew members on ships. Yellow fever outbreaks could greatly hinder naval operations and lead to significant loss of manpower. Therefore, combating and preventing yellow fever was crucial for the navy to maintain its effectiveness and ensure the health and well-being of its personnel.

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  • 9. 

    Two countries decided to leave, agreeing to be repaid in the future. Which country stayed?

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    C. France
    Explanation
    France is the correct answer because the question states that two countries decided to leave, implying that Portugal, England, and Spain are the countries that decided to leave. Therefore, France is the country that stayed.

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  • 10. 

    The troops of France were led by General ________

    • A.

      Picasso

    • B.

      Cousteau

    • C.

      Lorencez

    • D.

      Napolean 5

    Correct Answer
    C. Lorencez
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lorencez because Lorencez was a French general who led the troops of France.

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  • 11. 

    At the town of Puebla, the Mexican troops were led by a young, General ________

    • A.

      Zaragoza

    • B.

      Zapata

    • C.

      Franco

    • D.

      Santa Ana

    Correct Answer
    A. Zaragoza
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zaragoza. Zaragoza was a young general who led the Mexican troops at the town of Puebla.

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  • 12. 

    The defeat at Puebla was due to several factors, including arrogance, a strategical mistake, and

    • A.

      Lack of money

    • B.

      Typhus

    • C.

      Lack of weaponry

    • D.

      Rain

    Correct Answer
    D. Rain
    Explanation
    The defeat at Puebla was likely due to the heavy rain. Rain can significantly impact military operations by making the terrain muddy and difficult to navigate, slowing down troops and making it harder to effectively engage in battle. It can also affect the performance of weapons and equipment, decreasing their effectiveness. Additionally, rain can negatively impact morale and dampen the spirits of soldiers, potentially leading to a lack of motivation and focus. Therefore, the rain could have played a crucial role in the defeat at Puebla.

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