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Cinco de Mayo Trivia

What do you know about Cinco de Mayo? 
Discover this Alan's FUN Holiday Trivia Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico.FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE

  • True or False?

2) The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  
Who is the Mexican leader?

  1. General Venustiano Carranza.

  2. General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin.

  3. General Pancho Villa

  4. General Emiliano Zapata

3) It is significant because since the Battle of Puebla no country in the Americas has been invaded by an army from another continent.

  • True or False?

4) This battle is significant in that the 4,000 Mexican soldiers are greatly outnumbered by the well-equipped French army that had not been defeated for almost 50 years. 
What is the troop strength of the French army?

  1. 5,000

  2. 6,000

  3. 7,000

  4. 8,000

5) The city and municipality of Puebla is the capital of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important colonial cities in Mexico.  It is located to the east of Mexico City. 
It is west of the what port city?

  1. Itzocan

  2. Tepeaca

  3. Huejotzingo

  4. Veracruz

6) According to a paper published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture about the origin of the observance of Cinco de Mayo in the United States, the modern American focus on the people of the world that day first starts in California in response to the resistance to French rule in Mexico.  The 2007 paper notes that "The holiday, which has been celebrated in California continuously, is virtually ignored in Mexico."  
When does it begin in California?

  1. 1863

  2. 1893

  3. 1923

  4. 1963

7) Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday limited primarily to the state of Juarez, Mexico.  There is some limited recognition of the holiday in other parts of the country.  For the most part the celebrations combine food, music, and dancing.

  • True or False?

8) Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, which is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico. 
When is Mexico's Independence Day?

  1. February 16

  2. July 16

  3. September 16

  4. December 16

9) Nor is it The Day of the Dead, which occurs on November the 1st and 2nd.

  • True or False?

10) In the Cayman Islands, in the Caribbean, there is an annual Cinco de Mayo completion. 
What is the competition?

  1. Air guitar

  2. Sky-diving

  3. Beer drinking

  4. Bull Wrestling


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Cinco de Mayo Trivia
[Answers]

1) True 2) B. 3) True 4) D. 5) D. 6) A. 7) False. Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday limited primarily to the state of Puebla.  There is some limited recognition of the holiday in other parts of the country. For the most part the celebrations combine food, music, and dancing. 8) C. 9) True 10) A.

 
 
 


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