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.
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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.
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|Which liquor is made from the blue agave plant?
|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?
|What is the longest river in Mexico?
|▶ Rio Grande
|How many time zones does Mexico have?
|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|Mexican tortillas were originally made from the grain of which plant?
|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?
|Who is the author of the acclaimed novel “Pedro Páramo”?
|▶ Juan Rulfo
|In which year did Mexico first participate in the Olympic Games?
|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”?
|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?
|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?
|What is Mexico’s official language?
|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?
|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?
|What is the name of the traditional Mexican wrestling?
|▶ Lucha Libre
|What is the name of the volcano near Mexico City?
|What is the national currency of Mexico?
|▶ Mexican Peso
|What is the national sport of Mexico?
|What is the official name of Mexico?
|▶ United Mexican States
|What is the traditional Mexican dish made of corn dough filled with various ingredients?
|What is the traditional Mexican game similar to Bingo, featuring images instead of numbers?
|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?
|Which ancient civilization built the city of Chichen Itza?
|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?
|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?
|Which Mexican state is known for producing tequila?
|Which musical instrument is commonly associated with Mexican Mariachi music?
|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?
|Which President is famous for implementing land reform in Mexico?
|▶ Lázaro Cárdenas
|Which volcano is known as “The Sleeping Woman”?
|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
About the Author
Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.
Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.
His friends call him the Question Master.