Trivia - Cinco de Mayo

Test your knowledge of Cinco de Mayo (facts) with this fun but challenging trivia quiz. There are 12 trivia questions. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. 
1. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of which national heritage?
a) Spanish b) French c) Brazilian d) American e) Mexican 

2. As a holiday, Cinco de Mayo is meant to commemorate  
a) The fight for independence 
b) A national hero 
c) A historic battle 
d) The founding of a social movement 

3. Is Cinco de Mayo an official federal holiday in Mexico?
a) Yes, it is the country’s most important holiday 
b) No, it is not a federal holiday

4. How do people celebrate Cinco de Mayo? (Best Answer)
a) Showcase their Mexican heritage 
b) Take part in political rallies and parades 
c) Reenact the famous Battle of Puebla 

5. Which other holiday (from around the world) most similar to Cinco de Mayo in meanings?
a) Chinese New Year b) St. Patrick Day c) Oktoberfest d) Boxing Day e) Bastille Day

6. True or False. Cinco de Mayo is also known as Mexico’s Independence Day. 

7. What does the term “Cinco de Mayo” mean in English?
a) Mayan Day b) Celebration of May c) The Fifth of May d) None of these

8. Which of these items is an essential part of Cinco de Mayo celebrations? 
a) Festive food b) Traditional music c) Folk dance d) All of these

9. True or False. Singer Herb Alpert recorded a song titled Cinco de Mayo in his hit single Spanish Flea. 

10. The famous Battle of Puebla was between Mexican forces and the ________.
a) French b) Spanish c) Americans d) Mayans e) Germans 

11. Cinco de Mayo was first observed in which year?
a) 1662 b) 1762 c) 1863 d) 1962 e) Unknown  

12. True or False. Cinco de Mayo is a state holiday in California.  

Answer Key:
1)e 2)c 3)b 4)a 5)e 6)False 7)c 8)d 9)True 10)a 11)c 12)False

Master - 12 correct answers 
Expert – 10 to 11 correct answers
Intermediate – 7 to 9 correct
Beginner - 4 to 6 correct
Novice – Less than 4 correct

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