100+ Mexico Trivia Questions and Answers

Mexico is an interesting and popular country packed with stories, culture, and history. So it’s only fitting to try a Mexico trivia challenge for once. It’s a country in North America with great stories to tell.

Mexico Trivia

Let’s see how much you already know about Mexican food, culture, geography, and people. Did you know these interesting Mexico facts and trivia?

  • The official name of Mexico is United Mexican States.
  • The Mexican Revolution happened between 1910 to 1920.
  • The historic Mexico City is part of the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites
  • The highest mountain in Mexico is Pico de Orizaba, over 5,000 meters above sea level.
  • The Mexican people celebrate Three Kings Day every January 6th, where Mexican children open gifts said to have come from the three kings of the East from the Nativity scene.

Mexico Trivia Questions and Answers

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Which liquor is made from the blue agave plant?▶ Tequila
What is one of the great civilizations in Mexico known for its great pyramid structures?▶ The Aztec Empire
When is Mexican independence day celebrated?▶ September 16
What Authentic Mexican food with Hominy as a main ingredient and is served as a soup?▶ Pozole
What is the longest river in Mexico?▶ Rio Grande
How many time zones does Mexico have?▶ Four
What is the largest pyramid in Mexico?▶ Great Pyramid of Cholula
What’s the longest mountain range in Mexico?▶ Sierra Madre Occidental
What is the oldest university in Mexico?▶ Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico
What is the official language in Mexico?▶ Mexican Spanish
The Mexican city of Tijuana borders what U.S city?▶ San Diego
Which four U.S. states are on the United States-Mexico border?▶ California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas
Mexican tortillas were originally made from the grain of which plant?▶ Corn
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France in what battle?▶ The Battle of Puebla
What is the Spanish word for a heated tortilla filled with cheese?▶ Quesadilla
Who is the author of the acclaimed novel “Pedro Páramo”?▶ Juan Rulfo
In which year did Mexico first participate in the Olympic Games?▶ 1900
Which Mexican author is known for the novel “Like Water for Chocolate”?▶ Laura Esquivel
Who is the Mexican actress known for her role in the movie “Roma”?▶ Yalitza Aparicio
Which Mexican author was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature?▶ Octavio Paz
Which Mexican soccer player holds the record for most goals scored in World Cups?▶ Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Who is the famous Mexican comedian and actor known for his character “El Chavo del Ocho”?▶ Roberto Gómez Bolaños
What is the name of the well-known essayist and philosopher who wrote “The Labyrinth of Solitude”?▶ Octavio Paz
Which Mexican actor starred in the movies “Amores Perros” and “Y Tu Mamá También”?▶ Gael García Bernal
Who is the first Mexican Formula One driver to win a Grand Prix?▶ Sergio Pérez
Which Mexican author is known for her feminist works, such as “Hasta no verte Jesús mío” and “La noche de Tlatelolco”?▶ Elena Poniatowska
Which Mexican golfer won the 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship?▶ Phil Mickelson
Who is the Mexican actress who starred in the movie “Frida” and is also known for her activism?▶ Salma Hayek
Which Mexican singer is known as the “Queen of Ranchera Music”?▶ Lucha Villa
Who is the most successful Mexican female golfer in history?▶ Lorena Ochoa
Who wrote the famous novel “Aura”, a work of magic realism?▶ Carlos Fuentes
Which Mexican boxer is a multiple-weight world champion known as “Canelo”?▶ Saúl Álvarez
Which Mexican poet is best known for the collection “El libro de los abrazos”?▶ Eduardo Galeano
Who is the Mexican-American guitarist and founder of the band Santana?▶ Carlos Santana
What major league baseball player from Mexico is known as the “Titan”?▶ Adrián González
What pre-Hispanic Nahuatl-speaking poet and philosopher wrote “In Chalchihuitl in Quetzalli”?▶ Nezahualcoyotl
Which Mexican-American actress starred in the television series “Ugly Betty”?▶ America Ferrera
Who is the author of the novel “Los de abajo”, which portrays the Mexican Revolution?▶ Mariano Azuela
Who is the Mexican billionaire, founder of Grupo Carso, and one of the richest people in the world?▶ Carlos Slim Helú
Who was the first Mexican athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field?▶ Ana Gabriela Guevara
Which Mexican actress starred in the Netflix series “La Casa de las Flores”?▶ Cecilia Suárez
Which Mexican athlete won the gold medal in the Women’s 10-meter platform diving at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?▶ Paola Espinosa
Which Mexican writer is known for her mystical and philosophical work “First Dream”?▶ Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
In which year did Mexico gain independence from Spain?▶ 1821
What are the colors of the Mexican flag?▶ Green, white, and red
What body of water separates Mexico from Cuba?▶ Gulf of Mexico
What is Mexico’s national bird?▶ Golden Eagle
What is Mexico’s national flower?▶ Dahlia
What is Mexico’s official language?▶ Spanish
What is the capital city of Mexico?▶ Mexico City
What is the highest peak in Mexico?▶ Pico de Orizaba
What is the main ingredient in traditional Mexican mole sauce?▶ Chocolate
What is the name of the famous Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza?▶ El Castillo
What is the name of the famous muralist who painted the National Palace’s walls?▶ Diego Rivera
What is the name of the Mexican holiday that celebrates the country’s independence from Spain?▶ Mexican Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
What is the name of the Mexican national anthem?▶ Himno Nacional Mexicano
What is the name of the traditional Mexican bread consumed during the Day of the Dead?▶ Pan de Muerto
What is the name of the traditional Mexican folk dance?▶ Ballet Folklórico
What is the name of the traditional Mexican sauce made primarily of chili peppers and chocolate?▶ Mole
What is the name of the traditional Mexican wrestling?▶ Lucha Libre
What is the name of the volcano near Mexico City?▶ Popocatepetl
What is the national currency of Mexico?▶ Mexican Peso
What is the national sport of Mexico?▶ Charrería
What is the official name of Mexico?▶ United Mexican States
What is the traditional Mexican dish made of corn dough filled with various ingredients?▶ Tamales
What is the traditional Mexican game similar to Bingo, featuring images instead of numbers?▶ Lotería
What is the traditional Mexican holiday celebrating the deceased?▶ Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos)
What traditional Mexican beverage is made from the sap of the agave plant?▶ Pulque
Which ancient civilization built the city of Chichen Itza?▶ Mayans
Which body of water lies to the west of Mexico?▶ Pacific Ocean
Which famous Mexican artist is known for her self-portraits?▶ Frida Kahlo
Which is the longest river in Mexico?▶ Rio Grande
Which Mexican artist has the full name Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón?▶ Frida Kahlo
Which Mexican city is famous for its pottery and ceramics?▶ Talavera de la Reina
Which Mexican film director is known for movies like “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Shape of Water”?▶ Guillermo del Toro
Which Mexican holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire?▶ Cinco de Mayo
Which Mexican leader is known as the “Apostle of Democracy”?▶ Francisco Madero
Which Mexican musical ensemble typically features guitars, violins, and trumpets?▶ Mariachi
Which Mexican peninsula is known for its Mayan ruins?▶ Yucatan Peninsula
Which Mexican president served five non-consecutive terms?▶ Porfirio Díaz
Which Mexican President served two non-consecutive terms in office?▶ Adolfo López Mateos
Which Mexican state is known for its butterfly reserves?▶ Michoacán
Which Mexican state is known for producing tequila?▶ Jalisco
Which musical instrument is commonly associated with Mexican Mariachi music?▶ Guitarrón
Which of these is a major mountain range in Mexico?▶ Sierra Madre
Which popular Mexican dish features stuffed, fried chili peppers?▶ Chiles Rellenos
Which pre-Columbian civilization built the city of Teotihuacan?▶ Teotihuacan
Which President is famous for implementing land reform in Mexico?▶ Lázaro Cárdenas
Which volcano is known as “The Sleeping Woman”?▶ Iztaccíhuatl
Who is considered the Father of Mexican Independence?▶ Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Who served as the President of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution?▶ Francisco Madero
Who was Mexico’s first indigenous President?▶ Benito Juárez
Who was Mexico’s president during the U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)?▶ Antonio López de Santa Anna
Who was the first female President of Mexico?▶ None (as of Sep 2021)
Who was the first President of Mexico?▶ Guadalupe Victoria
Who was the President of Mexico at the time of the Tlatelolco massacre in 1968?▶ Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

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