1. Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. What is the the most spoken indigenous or dialect language?
2. What description below best fits an example of Spanglish?
a. A truck is: “an una troca”
b. A book is: “el libro”
c. Estoy is: “I am”
3. What is the official language of Mexico?
b. el castellano
1. What volcano in Mexico is closed to climbers because of imminent risk of eruption?
2. Mexico has more of these than any other country of the Americas, south of the US border:
d. palm trees
3. Which of these towns is on the “Mexican Riviera”?
c. Puerto Vallarta
1. What famous product made in the 1400’s of fig bark, still survives today as an art form?
a. la piñata
c. papel amate
d. carved wooden masks
2. The famous danza de los voladores is a tradition of pole flying to ask the gods to bring:
d. purging of disease
3. What is the name of the Puebla dress for folkloric dance designed from the dress of a captured foreign princess in the late 1600’s who was sold as a slave to her Spanish captain?
a. la quinceañera
b. China Poblana
1. Who is the most powerful protector and intercessor for a Mexican?
a. St. George
b. St. Francis
c. La Virgen de Guadalupe
1. What is the unlucky day of the week if you are considering getting married or going on a trip?
2. If an evil curse needs to be removed, you would call in a:
1. What percentage of first graders n Mexico make it all the way through high school?
a. 14 percent
b. 21 percent
c. 28 percent
2. Which of these attributes is typically fostered in Mexican school children?
3. What is the length of obligatory education required of children in Mexico?
a. 1-6 grades
b. k-12 grades
c. 1-8 grades
1. What is the Aztec symbol shown in the Day of the Dead celebrations?
2. How many days before Christmas do the santos peregrinos (holy pilgrims) procession occur?
3. When does the President of Mexico make his public declaration “Viva a Mexico!”on Independence Day?
a. 12 midnight
1. The number one partner of Mexico economically, with trade worth $241 billion USD is:
a. The European Community
b. Pacific Rim
c. United States
2. Mexico’s main three assets are:
a. oil, silver, tourism
b. coffee, oil, tourism
c. oil, mining, remittances
3. The population working in the service industry makes up what percent of employment:
a. 25 percent
b. 35 percent
c. 50 percent
1. What percentage of Mexicans live in a rural area?
a. 35 percent
b. 40 percent
c. 60 percent
2. What time would you arrive to be polite, when invited to a Mexican’s home:
a. arrive on time
b. 15 minutes late
c. one hour late
3. There is one car for how many inhabitants in Mexico?
HEALTH AND MEDICINE
1. The large medical program handled by the national government in Mexico is under the program called:
a. major medical
b. social security
c. federal assistance
2. What percentage of the general population below the poverty line belong to the open enrollement eligibility medical plan of IMSS?
a. 32 percent
b. 45 percent
c. 56 percent
3. In remote areas, rural patients will consult first with a healer. They may not know the word “bronchitis”, but they will know how to treat it. They are called:
b. los abuelos
c. los ancianos
1. What is our social standing if you shop at a tianguis?
b. middle class
2. How much of the Mexican population is under the age of 15?
3. What would you obtain at a CONASUPO?
a. medical advice
b. tax refunds
c. subsidized food
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
1. The first lottery in 1772 in Mexico was for the benefit of:
a. winning ticket holder
b. the poor and helpless
c. earthquake recovery
2. The game of soccer was brought to Mexico by:
b. French expatriots
c. Welsh immigrants
3. When was the first bull fight held in Mexco City?
1. Where will you find topes?
a. middle of the road
b. side of the road
c. above the road
2. What highway is the longest continuous road system in the Americas?
a. Camino Real
b. Route 66
c. La Panamericana
3. What Mexican city has the largest population of US residents?
b. Mexico City
c. San Miguel Allende
Language: 1. (d), 2. (a), 3. (b)
Land: 1. (a), 2. (c), 3. (c)
Folklore: 1. (c), 2. (c), 3. (b)
Superstition: 1. (c), 2. (c), 3. (b)
Education: 1. (a), 2. (c), 3. (a)
Holidays: 1. (c), 2. (c), 3. (a)
Economy: 1. (c), 2. (c), 3. (c)
Consumerism: 1. (b), 2. (c), 3. (c)
Health & Medicine: 1. (b), 2. (c), 3. (a)
Social Issues: 1. (c), 2. (b), 3. (c)
Sports: 1. (b), 2. (c), 3. (b)
Tourism: 1. (a), 2. (c), 3. (b)
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