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A Quiz About Mexico

Some facts of the Place at the Center of the Moon.
Last updated: May 21, 2014
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It's both the capital and the largest city.
Mexico City
This city is known as the Pearl of the West.
Guadalajara
It's an important industrial and business center. It's located in Northern Mexico.
Monterrey
This was the first Spaniard settlement in Mexico.
Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz (Veracruz)
These are the most well-known Mexican resorts.
Acapulco
Cancún
It's considered the biggest city park in Latin America. It's name means "Grasshopper Hill".
Chapultepec
It's the longest river of the country (Use the name given by Mexicans).
Río Bravo
It's the highest point of the country.
Pico de Orizaba
This kind of natural disaster struck the country (primarily the capital city) in 1985.
Earthquake
Day when the national day (Independence Day) is celebrated.
September 16
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Father of the Mexican Nation.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Austrian archduke who would become Emperor of Mexico.
Maximilian I
The sinking of Potrero del Llano and Faja de Oro provoked Mexico to enter this war.
World War II
Poet and ruler of Texcoco who appears in the $100 note.
Nezahualcoyotl
It's the main religion in the country.
Roman Catholicism
The main campus of this university was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Often considered the national dish, mostly because it has the national flag colors.
Chiles en nogada
This typically sweet food preparation can be considered the best gift from Mexico to the world.
Chocolate
It's the national sport since 1933 (Hint: it's NOT the most popular).
Charrería
This stadium can "brag" about witnessing the two best football players winning the World Cup.
Estadio Azteca
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level 35
Jan 4, 2015
If "Neza" is accepted, "Chiles" or at least "Chile en nogada" should too.
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level 73
Jan 6, 2015
"Chile en nogada" will work. "Chiles" won't because it refers to any hot pepper, while the answer refers to the whole dish.