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Mexico Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Mexico?
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Last updated: May 16, 2019
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First submittedApril 19, 2013
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Average score65.4%
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Most populous metro areas
Mexico City
Guadalajara
Monterrey
Bordering countries
United States
Belize
Guatemala
Currency
Peso
Most popular sport
Soccer
Richest man
Carlos Slim
Longest river
Rio Grande
Biggest export
Oil
National animal
Golden Eagle
Liquor made from agave
Tequila
Year that Mexico hosted the
Summer Olympics
1968
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Peninsula south of California
Baja Peninsula
Cancún's peninsula
Yucatán
Civilization conquered by Cortés
Aztec
Native civilization known for pyramids,
calendars, and writing
Maya
Chili pepper sauce sometimes made
with chocolate
Mole
Style of folk music with trumpets and guitars
Mariachi
Pacific city known for cliff divers
Acapulco
Holiday celebrated Oct 31–Nov 2
Day of the Dead
Major city near San Diego
Tijuana
Tiny dog breed named for a Mexican state
Chihuahua
Mexican term for Pro Wrestling
Lucha Libre
The three most common last names
(guess any one)
Hernández |
García | Martínez
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Level 73
Nov 6, 2013
I am pretty sure that there is no river in Mexico called the Rio Grande.
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Level 84
Nov 10, 2013
Where is it then?
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Level 86
Sep 16, 2019
It's called the Rio Grande in the US, Rio Bravo in Mexico. Both are accepted.
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Level 60
Jul 8, 2020
On the moon. Come on, kalbahamut. I though you knew a thing or two.
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Level 78
Jul 12, 2020
Apparently there is one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_de_Santiago_River

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Level 45
Dec 11, 2020
Ive been on fire somehow got a 100% lol
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Level 32
Oct 27, 2020
Since this is an English language quiz, the answers are in English, so the name of the river in English is Rio Grande. Though I thought Eliotbliss was referring to the fact that the Rio Grande is not "in" Mexico - it borders Mexico - and is 50% in Mexico. But for 4 years from 1964 to 1968 a small section of the Rio Grande was "in" Mexico... https://www.npr.org/2014/09/25/350885341/50-years-ago-a-fluid-border-made-the-u-s-1-square-mile-smaller

Otherwise the border between Mexico and the US is defined by the river, even as it shifts over time.

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Level 60
Jan 4, 2022
So, I kept typing "el dia de la muertos" for Day of the Dead and felt really silly for not trying the English name.
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2022
It's because you don't have the right article... Día de los Muertos, or simply Día de Muertos.
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Level 50
May 1, 2014
Mescal is also made from agave.
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Level 27
Aug 31, 2014
mezcal is made from agave...mescal is not
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Level 68
Oct 13, 2014
Yes, you could either accept Mezcal as an answer, or be more specific about tequila
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Level 76
Mar 26, 2015
Agree that mezcal should also be accepted, especially because it's the superior liquor.
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Level 52
Jan 9, 2018
Tequila is a specific type of mezcal. The best answer to the question is mezcal. If the question was more specific, like a type of mezcal or liquor made only from blue agave, then the answer would be tequila.
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Level ∞
May 16, 2019
Mezcal will work now
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Level 34
Aug 27, 2018
you are right, they are different types of agave, though. Mezcal is made outside area of the Origin's Denomination
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Level 65
Jan 23, 2015
26/26 in less than a minute lol, I am mexican, but yes I think the biggest export should be drugs :P of course wikipedia is not going to said that....
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Level 35
May 5, 2017
I know I'm late for the party, but the reality is that drugs represent less tan 0.05% of total trade with the US. Trade with the USA represents 80% of total trade, that means that Drugs are dwarfed by legal trade by a huge margin.
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2020
Drugs are mostly good.

Oil, on the other hand... now there's a harmful export.

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Level 35
Jun 26, 2018
When you spell Martinez wrong XD
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Level 63
Jan 17, 2019
It's football.

Not soccer.

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Level 37
Jul 18, 2019
In most of the world it's football (futbal, voetbal, etc.) in the US it's soccer.
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Level 75
Aug 26, 2019
.....and it's a quiz about Mexico, not the US.
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Level 88
Sep 16, 2019
Does it really matter? Both are accepted.
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Level 66
Sep 16, 2019
Soccer wasn't coined in the US. Something to do with association of something. They (Brits, I think) took the "soc" from association and called it soccer. Or something along those lines.
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2021
Yes, it was the Brits, and they did it so as not to confuse it with football! (Since that could refer ambiguously to different games at the time)
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Level 78
Sep 16, 2019
Its fútbol, not football
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Level 72
Oct 1, 2020
football worked for me, stop complaining
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Level 51
Jan 31, 2023
It's soccer.

Not football

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Level 76
Sep 16, 2019
I feel racist for guessing "Martinez" correctly.
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Level 88
Jul 11, 2020
I don't see why that's racist. Martinez is a common Hispanic name.
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Level 84
Sep 16, 2019
Somehow I read "national animal" as "national anthem"... I think I would have gotten the national animal. Had no idea what the anthem is called.
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2022
"Mexicanos, al grito de guerra" (Mexicans, at the cry of war).
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Level 77
Sep 19, 2019
Acapulco reminds me of Sinatra's Come Fly With Me: Weather wise, it's such a lovely day / Just say the words and we'll beat the birds down to Acapulco Bay
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2019
Can we allow "Dia de la Tarde" or "El Dia de la Tarde" as a proper answer? Hell, the MORE proper answer since its in Spanish?
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Level 56
Mar 26, 2020
what? which festivity is that?
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Level 60
Jul 8, 2020
The original one.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2020
It's not the more proper answer because that translates to "Day of the Afternoon." The proper Spanish answer, which the quiz accepts, is "Dia de Los Muertos," or "Dia de Muertos."
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Level 68
Aug 19, 2020
So why didn't "Day of Dead" get me the answer?
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2020
Typed in Dia de los Muertos over and over and that didn't work :( should have gone with the English translation...
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Level 57
Jul 11, 2020
trying lopez, sanchez, rodriguez, alvarez, martinez (*check*)
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Level 57
Jul 11, 2020
Any reason why you wouldn't accept Día de Muertos? I think it should be accepted in English and Spanish.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2020
It accepts "Dia de Los Muertos," which is the translation people use in English-speaking countries, but I agree it should accept "Dia de Muertos," which is what Mexicans actually call it.
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Level 33
Oct 31, 2021
All of these country quizzes are obviously written by an American guy who knows more about these countries than the average American but still does not know that much. The most obvious example to me is the Chile question saying Chile's flag looks like Texas's flag. You can do better
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2022
But it does look like the Texas flag. And you're allowed to write your own quizzes. This is a free website with minimal ads, and the quizmaster is not omniscient. You can only ask so much of one person who lets you use his stuff for free.
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Level 47
Jan 16, 2022
It's football not soccer.Soccer is the way those gringos call it.
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Level 24
Jan 22, 2022
great!!
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Level 62
May 20, 2022
had no idea Mexico had a lot of oil.
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Level 61
Jun 7, 2022
I knew my brain had stopped working when I tried “Nacho Libre”
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Level 60
Oct 12, 2022
The blurb tricked me into thinking we had another round of country quizzes. The points, oh the points.
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Level 68
Oct 13, 2022
Same here. I think that Quizmaster should change all these blurbs of the country quizzes to avoid confusion.
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Level 68
Oct 13, 2022
Fixing that for all the country quizzes at the moment.Thanks
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2022
If you're going to add the tilde to Hernández, please also add it to García and Martínez (and, while we're at it, Yucatán).
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2022
this is now fixed