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Mexico: A Taste of the Culture
"Mexico is a beautiful and fascinating country. The culture, traditions, family values and hospitality are truly unique. Here's a quiz that I hope will give you a taste of the Mexican experience. ¡Buena Suerte!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
You're strolling in any plaza (town square) on a Sunday afternoon. Along comes a group of musicians, playing and singing, dressed in fancy, tight-fitting suits and large sombreros. What are these musicians called?
In any plaza, you'll come across a cantina (bar) where Mexico's national alcoholic beverage is served. It's distilled from the maguey (or agave) succulent. You'll need it for your margaritas. Can you name this beverage?
This delicious traditional dish is made with a corn dough (masa) wrapped around meat or other fillings, which is then wrapped in corn husks and steamed. Can you name this Mexican favorite?
In any marketplace in Mexico, you'll find large, colorfully decorated papier-maché figures, filled with candy, to be hung from a tree and broken with a stick. What are these called?
Mexico has produced many fine artists. Probably the most famous was a painter and muralist born in Guanajuato, Mexico. He was married to the painter Frida Kahlo. Can you name this artist?
This comedian is certainly the most popular in Mexico's history. He also starred in "Around the World in Eighty Days", playing David Niven's sidekick. Can you name him?
Sitting on the benches that surround the plaza, you're bound to hear discussions about politics. In 2000, the presidential elections had an unprecedented result. After 70 years of uninterrupted rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, always known as "PRI", a former Coca-Cola executive from the opposition party made history with his electoral victory. Who was he?
Diego Fernandez de Ceballos
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
This city is located in the state of Guerrero, probably the most famous of all the wonderful Mexican resort spots. Can you name this Pacific Ocean resort?
A spicy Mexican sausage, made with various kinds of meat and spices, is often served with eggs. You'll see it hanging in long ropes in meat markets everywhere. Can you tell me the name of this spicy sausage?
There is a saying in Mexico, an expression of their famous hospitality. Do you know what it is?
se acabó la cerveza
mi cosa es su cosa
mi casa es su casa
no mires a mi esposa
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