100 Questions about Mexico

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Last updated: September 7, 2018
First submittedFebruary 21, 2018
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MEXICO
Capital
Mexico City
Current president
Enrique Peña Nieto
President from 2000 until 2006
Vicente Fox
Official language
Spanish
Long name of the country
United Mexican States
Mexico‘s continent
North America
Neighboring countries
Belize
Guatemala
United States
Ocean to the west
Pacific Ocean
Big peninsula (west)
Baja California
Resort town at the southern tip of ^
Cabo San Lucas
Big peninsula (east)
Yucatán
States on ^
Campeche
Quintana Roo
Yucatán
Well-known island near ^
Cozumel Island
Longest river
Río Grande
Largest lake
Lake Chapala
Highest mountain
Pico de Orizaba
Hottest desert
Sonoran Desert
Volcanoes visible from the capital in fine weather
Ixtaccíhuatl
Popocatépetl
Main square in the capital (Hint: starts with Z)
Zócalo
Second-largest city (urban area)
Guadalajara
Third-largest city (urban area)
Monterrey
Mexican counterpart to San Diego
Tijuana
What did Cesare Cardini invent here?
Caesar salad
Beach city known for its cliff divers
Acapulco
This city means "hot waters"
Aguascalientes
Modern version of the Aztec language
Nahuatl
National anthem (DON‘T make jokes about it, it‘s forbidden by law)
Himno Nacional Mexicano
How does this anthem start?
Mexicanos, al grito de guerra
Mountain range in Northeastern Mexico
Sierra Madre Oriental
Civilization home to the South, known for their calendar
Maya
Most famous 'city' built by ^
Chichen Itza
Spanish conquistador who conquered great parts of modern-day Mexico
Hernán Cortés
Aztec city where nowadays the capital is located
Tenochtitlan
Year Mexico declared its independence
1810
He won the Battle of the Alamo
Antonio López de Santa Anna
What was Mexico between 1863 and 1867?
an Empire
Who was the first president after ^ ?
Benito Juárez
Socalist guerilla group in Chiapas
Zapatistas
Biggest problem for Mexico since 2006
the drug traffic
Most prominent figure in ^
El Chapo
Number of states
31
Smallest of these states
Tlaxcala
What U.S. president Trump proposed to build
a wall
60% of the Mexicans identify themselves as this
(Mixture of European and Amerindian)
Mestizo
Richest man
Carlos Slim Helú
Predominant religion
Catholicism
Second-busiest airport
Cancún Intl.
Flag carrier airline
Aeroméxico
Year they hosted the Olympics
1968
Most successful football team
Club América
Independence Day
September 16
What is celebrated on November 1 & 2?
Día de Muertos
James-Bond-Movie which starts in Mexico
Spectre
Currency
Peso
Top-level domain
.mx
Animal visible on the flag
Eagle
What is the above eating?
a snake
Unibrowed artist
Frida Kahlo
Husband of ^ and well-known muralist
Diego Rivera
Winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature
Octavio Paz
Under which name are festivals known in Mexico?
fiestas
Papier-mâché container you have to destroy with closed eyes
Piñata
Traditional dish composed of tortillas
Taco
Avocado-based dip used for ^
Guacamole
Alcoholic drink made from blue agave
Tequila
Famous Mexican music genre (mostly played in bands)
Mariachi
Mexican equivalent to Rodeo
Charreria
Celebration of girl‘s 15th birthday
Quinceañera
Mexican-American actress and former model
Salma Hayek
Wide-brimmed hat
Sombrero
Tortilla chips
Nachos
Corned tortilla rolled around a filling
Enchilada
'Oye Como Va' guitarist
Carlos Santana
Aztec emperor killed in 1520
Moctezuma II
Beard style commonly associated with Mexico
Moustache
Spanish for May 5
Cinco de Mayo
What does "D.F." stand for in "Mexico D.F."?
(technically not in use anymore)
Distrito federal
Uninhabited French atoll once controlled by Mexico
Clipperton Island
Mexican state and smallest dog
Chihuahua
What is 'Mastretta'?
a car maker
What is 'Coatzalcoalcos'?
a city
'The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico'
Speedy Gonzales
Three dominating parties
Partido Acción Nacional
Partido Revolucionario Institucional
Partido de la Revolución Democrática
When do Mexican children get their Christmas presents?
on January 6
Spaniards call it 'coche' (car), Mexicans call it…
carro
Spaniards call it 'ascensor' (lift), Mexicans call it…
elevador
Which rare phenomenon can be seen in the capital?
the capital is sinking
German WWI proposal that Mexico should invade the USA
Zimmermann telegram
Largest wildcat home to Mexico
Jaguar
Food 1: comes from Aztec xitomatl
Tomato
Food 2: comes from Taíno mahiz
Maize
Food 3: comes from Aztec ahuacatl
Avocado
Food 4: comes from Aztec xocolātl
Chocolate
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Level 68
Feb 21, 2018
Super fun! Great job.
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Level 31
Aug 13, 2020
Cmon this is bad
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Level 31
Aug 13, 2020
Mexican Independence began in 1810 and it was declared in 1821
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Level 56
Aug 27, 2020
EPN isnt the president anymore. I am featuring this quiz for an unofficial badge, would you mind fixing it before tomorrow?