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Television:
Actress Salma Hayek first appeared in Teresa, a production of which kind of TV show, popular in Mexico?
telenovela
81%
sitcom
8.5%
crime drama
3.1%
feuilleton
1.5%
Religion:
The Aztecs of Mexico practiced human sacrifice, with particular reverence attached to which organ?
heart
78.1%
brain
4.6%
liver
7.9%
spleen
3.9%
Geography:
Which Mexican city is built upon the ruins of Tenochtitlan?
Mexico City
76.2%
Guadalajara
11.1%
Monterrey
3.6%
Toluca
9%
Science:
Located in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, the Chicxulub crater is associated with the extinction of which life-form?
dinosaurs
72.6%
trilobites
5.3%
sabre-toothed cats
11.7%
Neanderthal men
4.2%
History:
In 1519, the Spanish began the conquest of Mexico under the command of which conquistador?
Hernán Cortés
71.4%
Francisco Pizarro
10.5%
Juan Ponce de León
8.3%
Hernando de Soto
5%
Language:
The words coyote, avocado and axolotl are derived from which pre-Columbian language, still spoken by over a million Mexicans?
Nahuatl
62.2%
Paiute
8%
Hopi
10.2%
Navajo
13.2%
Holiday:
Not a federal holiday in Mexico, the Cinco de Mayo celebrations commemorate what?
Mexican victory over the French
60.1%
Mexican Revolution
8.8%
Mexican Independence
20.9%
Mexican-American War
5.1%
Sports:
The national sport, charrería, evolved during the colonial era and is a form of what?
rodeo
59.5%
football
18.1%
boxing
11.1%
baseball
10.2%
Gaming:
The popular Mexican game Lotería most closely resembles which of the following?
Bingo
51.4%
Dominoes
17.8%
Monopoly
5.7%
Roulette
18.5%
Movies:
Which movie won the first Oscar for Mexican director Guillermo del Toro?
The Shape of Water
49.3%
Crimson Peak
4.4%
Pan's Labyrinth
39.1%
Hellboy
5.3%
Entertainment:
Which Mexican business magnate was ranked as the richest person in the world by 'Forbes' from 2010-2013?
Carlos Slim
46.9%
Pancho Villa
4.7%
Enrique Peña Nieto
24.2%
Julio Cesar Chavez
17.3%
Music:
The traditional Mexican mariachi ensemble does not include which instrument?
tambourine
45%
violin
39.2%
guitar
5.8%
trumpet
5.9%
Just for Fun:
Sporcle's Mexico-related badge is called what?
Señor Badge
43.4%
Si Esta Señor
4.8%
El Badgeriño
28%
La Badga
16.8%
Literature:
Which of these Mexican authors was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1990?
Octavio Paz
41.3%
Carlos Fuentes
37.2%
Juan Rulfo
7.7%
Sergio Pitol
7.5%
Miscellaneous:
What is the name of the capital city of Veracruz that lends its name to the most famous Mexican pepper?
Xalapa
37.3%
Tijuana
13.1%
Campeche
17.5%
Oaxaca
29%

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