quizballs 293 - mexico quiz - questions & answers
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quizballs 293 - free mexico quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- 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)
- Mexico is dissected by the: Equator; Tropic of Cancer; Tropic of Capricorn; None of these? Tropic of Cancer (also called the Northern Tropic)
- 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)
- Alejandro Amaya, Carlos Arruza, Jaime Bravo and Carmelo Torres are famous Mexican: Footballers; Political leaders; Artists; or Bullfighters? Bullfighters
- 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)
- The Mexican War of Independence 1810-1821 ended colonial rule by which nation, since 1521? Spain
- Bolsa Mexicana de Valores is the Mexican: Secret police; Stock exchange; Judiciary; or Railway system? Stock exchange
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- The traditional popular Mexican event/skill Jaripeo involves what creature: Eagle; Dog; Bull; or Boar? Bull (riding a bucking bull)
- Meaning 'conquerors' what name was given to the 16th century soldiers and pioneers who invaded Mexico? Conquistadors (meaning 'conquerors' in Spanish and Portuguese)
- 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)
- 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)
- The coat of arms of Mexico's emblem, flag and seal feature which two creatures? Eagle and Snake
- What iconic Mexican item is named from the translation of 'shade maker'? Sombrero
- Name the Mexican author and Toltec teacher whose works include the hugely popular book The Four Agreements? Don Miguel Ruiz (fully Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz, b.1952)
- 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
- What disease, introduced by invading forces, killed millions of indigenous Mexican people in the early 1500s? Smallpox
- Which small dog breed originated in Mexico and is named after a central northern state? Chihuahua
- What is Mexico's most commonly used language? Spanish
- What two-word name given to Mexico's mountain ranges means 'Mother Mountains'? Sierra Madre
- 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)
- Pumas, Tigres, Jaguares, Xolos, and Chivas are popular Mexican what? Football clubs (or soccer/association football clubs)
- What is the international telephone dialling code for Mexico: 22; 32; 42; or 52? 52
- 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)
- Existing from 1921-2010, Mexicana, was Mexico's (and one of the world's) oldest continuous what? Airlines
- 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)
- 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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