Cinco De Mayo Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About The History Behind The Mexican Holiday?
Yes, you’ve been celebrating this Mexican holiday for as long as you can remember. But take a step back and think about how much you really know about the history behind all the festivities. Cinco de Mayo -- It was the "5th of May" when Mexico defeated the French army in 1862 at The Battle of Puebla. See our Cinco de Mayo fast facts, by the numbers, and out take our Cinco de Mayo quiz below
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Cinco De Mayo Quiz: (Answers below)
Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's defeat of an army from:
The victory celebrated on Cinco de Mayo took place in 1862. How long was it before the enemy was actually ousted from Mexico?
a. Five years
b. 10 years
c. Six months
d. 15 years
The whole thing started over:
c. Religious identity
d. Agricultural land
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated primarily in:
a. The U.S.
b. The Mexican state of Puebla
c. Mexico City
d. Both a) and b)
The Mexican figure most closely associated with Cinco de Mayo is:
a. Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
b. Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza
c. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
d. Paulina Rubio
The United States didn't intervene because:
a. It was pursuing an isolationist policy.
b. It favored France, a valued trading partner.
c. It was consumed by its own internal problems.
d. The governor of Texas asked that it not.
One group of Mexicans sided with the French. They were:
a. Conservative landholders
c. Zapotec Indians
d. Both b) and c)
The president of Mexico at the time was:
a. Porfirio Diaz
b. Benito Juarez
c. Carlos Salinas de Gortari
d. Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
ANSWERS C,A,B, D, B, C, A, B
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