Cinco de Mayo Trivia
What do you know about Cinco de Mayo?
Discover this Alan's FUN Holiday Trivia Quiz.
Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.
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.
2) The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's
unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May
Who is the Mexican leader?
General Venustiano Carranza.
General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin.
General Pancho Villa
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
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?
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
It is west of the what port city?
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
When does it begin in California?
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
8) Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence
Day, which is the most important national patriotic holiday in
When is Mexico's Independence Day?
9) Nor is it The Day of the Dead, which occurs on
November the 1st and 2nd.
10) In the Cayman Islands, in the Caribbean,
there is an annual Cinco de Mayo completion.
What is the competition?