Mexico Quiz - Questions and Answers

The Mexico edition of our geography series.

Mexico Quiz - Questions

  1. What is Mexico's official name (in English): Mexico; Republic of Mexico; United States of Mexico; or United Mexican States?
  2. Mexico is dissected by the: Equator; Tropic of Cancer; Tropic of Capricorn; None of these?
  3. In terms of public footfall, Benito Juárez in Mexico City is Latin America's 2nd busiest: Airport; Railway station; Shopping mall; or Police station?
  4. Alejandro Amaya, Carlos Arruza, Jaime Bravo and Carmelo Torres are famous Mexican: Footballers; Political leaders; Artists; or Bullfighters?
  5. What globally popular footwear originated more than 500 years ago in Mexico: Huarache; Flip-flop; Wedge; or Stiletto?
  6. The Mexican War of Independence 1810-1821 ended colonial rule by which nation, since 1521?
  7. Bolsa Mexicana de Valores is the Mexican: Secret police; Stock exchange; Judiciary; or Railway system?
  8. Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, is an alternative symbolic title for what/whom?
  9. Name the Mexican founder of the vast corporation Grupo Carso, and the world's richest man 2010-13?
  10. What has uniquely happened twice at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (1970 and 1986)?
  11. The highly regarded Mexican organization UNAM, and its popular website unam.mx, is a: University; Bank; Supermarket; or Casino?
  12. The traditional popular Mexican event/skill Jaripeo involves what creature: Eagle; Dog; Bull; or Boar?
  13. Meaning 'conquerors' what name was given to the 16th century soldiers and pioneers who invaded Mexico?
  14. How many North American railway metro systems are busier than Mexico City's metro: 1; 2; 3 or 4?
  15. Comprising 100 centavos, and derived from 'gold/silver weights' what is the currency of Mexico?
  16. The coat of arms of Mexico's emblem, flag and seal feature which two creatures?
  17. What iconic Mexican item is named from the translation of 'shade maker'?
  18. Name the Mexican author and Toltec teacher whose works include the hugely popular book The Four Agreements?
  19. The Yucatan Channel (or Straits of Yucatan) is a 120-mile strait in the Gulf of Mexico between Mexico and: Cuba; Florida; Brazil; or Hawaii?
  20. What disease, introduced by invading forces, killed millions of indigenous Mexican people in the early 1500s?
  21. Which small dog breed originated in Mexico and is named after a central northern state?
  22. What is Mexico's most commonly used language?
  23. What two-word name given to Mexico's mountain ranges means 'Mother Mountains'?
  24. The Mexican Empire of the Triple Alliance dated 1428-1521, and the people of that region, are more commonly known by what relatively modern European term?
  25. Pumas, Tigres, Jaguares, Xolos, and Chivas are popular Mexican what?
  26. What is the international telephone dialling code for Mexico: 22; 32; 42; or 52?
  27. The official national sport of Mexico, the charreada (or charrería), involves: Horse-riding; Boating/surfing; Soccer; or Baseball?
  28. Existing from 1921-2010, Mexicana, was Mexico's (and one of the world's) oldest continuous what?
  29. The drink Tequila is named after a Mexican: Cactus; Town; Chef; or Dance?
  30. In Mexico how many cheek kisses are customary in greetings between women friends, or a woman and man: None; One; Two; or Three?

Mexico Quiz - Answers 

  1. What is Mexico's official name (in English): Mexico; Republic of Mexico; United States of Mexico; or United Mexican States? United Mexican States (Spanish, Estados Unidos Mexicanos)
  2. Mexico is dissected by the: Equator; Tropic of Cancer; Tropic of Capricorn; None of these? Tropic of Cancer (also called the Northern Tropic)
  3. In terms of public footfall, Benito Juárez in Mexico City is Latin America's 2nd busiest: Airport; Railway station; Shopping mall; or Police station? Airport (behind Brazil's São Paulo-Guarulhos)
  4. Alejandro Amaya, Carlos Arruza, Jaime Bravo and Carmelo Torres are famous Mexican: Footballers; Political leaders; Artists; or Bullfighters? Bullfighters
  5. What globally popular footwear originated more than 500 years ago in Mexico: Huarache; Flip-flop; Wedge; or Stiletto? Huarache (traditionally a woven leather sandal, also called a purepecha or tarascan)
  6. The Mexican War of Independence 1810-1821 ended colonial rule by which nation, since 1521? Spain
  7. Bolsa Mexicana de Valores is the Mexican: Secret police; Stock exchange; Judiciary; or Railway system? Stock exchange
  8. Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, is an alternative symbolic title for what/whom? The Virgin Mary (or equivalent - featured pictorially on a cloak and in the history of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City - Mexico has the 2nd largest Catholic population in the world, after Brazil)
  9. Name the Mexican founder of the vast corporation Grupo Carso, and the world's richest man 2010-13? Carlos Slim (fully Carlos Slim Helú, b. 1940)
  10. What has uniquely happened twice at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (1970 and 1986)? World Cup Final (soccer - it's the national football stadium - and at 2014 the largest dedicated soccer stadium in the world)
  11. The highly regarded Mexican organization UNAM, and its popular website unam.mx, is a: University; Bank; Supermarket; or Casino? University (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, meaning National Autonomous University of Mexico - one of the foremost Latin American universities, its campus, featuring work of great Mexican artists, is a World Heritatage site)
  12. The traditional popular Mexican event/skill Jaripeo involves what creature: Eagle; Dog; Bull; or Boar? Bull (riding a bucking bull)
  13. Meaning 'conquerors' what name was given to the 16th century soldiers and pioneers who invaded Mexico? Conquistadors (meaning 'conquerors' in Spanish and Portuguese)
  14. How many North American railway metro systems are busier than Mexico City's metro: 1; 2; 3 or 4? 1 (only New York City metro is busier)
  15. Comprising 100 centavos, and derived from 'gold/silver weights' what is the currency of Mexico? Peso (originally pesos/plata oro, Spanish for gold/silver weights)
  16. The coat of arms of Mexico's emblem, flag and seal feature which two creatures? Eagleand Snake
  17. What iconic Mexican item is named from the translation of 'shade maker'? Sombrero
  18. Name the Mexican author and Toltec teacher whose works include the hugely popular book The Four AgreementsDon Miguel Ruiz (fully Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz, b.1952)
  19. The Yucatan Channel (or Straits of Yucatan) is a 120-mile strait in the Gulf of Mexico between Mexico and: Cuba; Florida; Brazil; or Hawaii? Cuba
  20. What disease, introduced by invading forces, killed millions of indigenous Mexican people in the early 1500s? Smallpox
  21. Which small dog breed originated in Mexico and is named after a central northern state? Chihuahua
  22. What is Mexico's most commonly used language? Spanish
  23. What two-word name given to Mexico's mountain ranges means 'Mother Mountains'? Sierra Madre
  24. The Mexican Empire of the Triple Alliance dated 1428-1521, and the people of that region, are more commonly known by what relatively modern European term? Aztec (an alternative and acceptable answer is Mexica)
  25. Pumas, Tigres, Jaguares, Xolos, and Chivas are popular Mexican what? Football clubs(or soccer/association football clubs)
  26. What is the international telephone dialling code for Mexico: 22; 32; 42; or 52? 52
  27. The official national sport of Mexico, the charreada (or charrería), involves: Horse-riding; Boating/surfing; Soccer; or Baseball? Horse-riding (and bull-riding - including various events including working with cattle)
  28. Existing from 1921-2010, Mexicana, was Mexico's (and one of the world's) oldest continuous what? Airlines
  29. The drink Tequila is named after a Mexican: Cactus; Town; Chef; or Dance? Town(where it was first made in the 1500s, in the west-central state of Jalisco - and legally now only Tequila which is made in Jalisco may be called Tequila)
  30. In Mexico how many cheek kisses are customary in greetings between women friends, or a woman and man: None; One; Two; or Three? One

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