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  1. Which famous distilled beverage associated with Mexico is made from the blue agave plant?
  2. The coat of arms of Mexico depicts whch two animals?
  3. What is the Mexican name for the peninsula that Americans call Lower California?






  4. A symbol of Mexican popular culture, 'lucha libre' is basically which sport with masks on?
  5. Is the population of Mexico: (a) 89 million, (b) 109 million, or (c) 129 million?
  6. Who was was the last fully independent ruler of the Aztec empire?
  7. Starting with the letter 'H', what is the most common surname in Mexico?
  8. What is the longest river in Mexico?
  9. Cholula, 63 miles south-east of Mexico City, is known for the world's largest what?
  10. What name is given to a decorated container, often made of papier-mache, filled with sweets, and then broken as part of a celebration?
  11. Which large peninsula in southeastern Mexico lies adjacent to Belize and Guatemala?
  12. Which Mexican dish consists of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, spices, and other fillings, and then cooked on a griddle or stove?


Answers



  1. Tequila (made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila)
  2. A golden eagle devouring a rattlesnake
  3. Baja California
  4. Wrestling
  5. (c) 129 million
  6. Montezuma (which translated, means 'Angry Like A Lord’)
  7. Hernandez
  8. Rio Grande (also known as, Río Bravo del Norte or Río Bravo)
  9. Largest pyramid or largest monument (the Quetzalcoatl Pyramid)
  10. A pinata
  11. The Yucatan Peninsula
  12. Quesadilla





















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