Quiz about 9 for 10  Mexico
Quiz about 9 for 10  Mexico

9 for 10 - Mexico Trivia Quiz


Answer the first nine questions about Mexico correctly and their first letters will spell the answer to the last question.

A multiple-choice quiz by minch. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
minch
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
150,506
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
3122
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 76 (10/10), Guest 98 (1/10), Guest 174 (7/10).
1. Complete the name of the mountain range that covers much of the north of Mexico. Sierra -----.

Answer: (One Word)
2. What is the highest mountain in Mexico? Hint

Orizaba
Ojos del Salado
Cotopaxi
Chimborazo

3. Four states border Mexico. Through which one does the Rio Grande flow?

Answer: (Two words (not the state where the river forms the boundary)
4. The Rio Grande forms the border between Mexico and this US state.

Answer: (One Word)
5. Which of these countries does NOT border Mexico? Hint

USA
Belize
El Salvador
Guatemala

6. The town of Monte Alban in southern Mexico was the capital city of these people. Hint

Inca
Zapotec
Aztec
Olmec

7. Which of these is not a Mexican state? Hint

Umbria
Yucatan
Tabasco
Sonora

8. What Amerindian peoples occupy the Yucatan peninsula?

Answer: (One word - four letters)
9. Which Mexico town on the Pacific coast, is best known for its cliff divers?

Answer: (One Word - eight letters)
10. The initial letters of the answers spell the name which is shared by two Aztec emperors of Mexico. What is it?

Answer: (One Word - use the most common English spelling, which is the one that fits with the clue)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Complete the name of the mountain range that covers much of the north of Mexico. Sierra -----.

Answer: Madre

The Sierra Madre in Mexico are divided into three ranges, Sierra Madre Occidental in the west, the Sierra Madre Oriental in the east and the Sierra Madre del Sur in the south. They surround Mexico's central plateau.
2. What is the highest mountain in Mexico?

Answer: Orizaba

Mount Orizaba is 18,697 feet above sea level. It is an extinct volcano in southern Mexico. It is also known as Mount Citlaltepetl.
Chimborazo and Mount Cotopaxi are in Ecuador and Ojos del Salado is on the Chile-Argentina border.
3. Four states border Mexico. Through which one does the Rio Grande flow?

Answer: New Mexico

The Rio Grande is 1885 miles in length. It rises in Colorado and then flows south through the center of New Mexico. It then flows in a south easterly direction and enters the Gulf of Mexico. The four states are, from west to east, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas
4. The Rio Grande forms the border between Mexico and this US state.

Answer: Texas

After flowing through New Mexico the Rio Grande enters Texas near the city of El Paso. On the Mexican side is the city of Ciudad Juarez.
5. Which of these countries does NOT border Mexico?

Answer: El Salvador

Belize borders Mexico to the southeast and Guatemala to the southwest.
6. The town of Monte Alban in southern Mexico was the capital city of these people.

Answer: Zapotec

The city of Monte Alban in what is now the state of Oaxaca was the center of the Zapotec culture. It was built around 500 BC and flourished for eleven centuries.
7. Which of these is not a Mexican state?

Answer: Umbria

Umbria is a region of central Italy.
8. What Amerindian peoples occupy the Yucatan peninsula?

Answer: Maya

The Mayan people lived not only in southeast Mexico, but also in Guatemala and Belize. Their civilization was at its height from 300AD to 900AD.
9. Which Mexico town on the Pacific coast, is best known for its cliff divers?

Answer: Acapulco

Today Acapulco is a popular resort town that was an important port from 1565 to 1815. It is sometime called the Mexican Riviera.
10. The initial letters of the answers spell the name which is shared by two Aztec emperors of Mexico. What is it?

Answer: Montezuma

Montezuma I died in 1469. Montezuma II, who reigned from (1502-1520, was overthrown by the Spanish conquistador Hernando CortÚs. There are various spellings of Montezuma, including Moctezuma, but that cannot be the right answer as the answer to question three starts with 'n'.
Source: Author minch

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