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100

This performer played Frida Kahlo in the movie "Frida", receiving an Oscar nomination for her role.

Who is Salma Hayek?

100

This celebration commemorates the Mexican army's victory in 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

What is Cinco de Mayo?

100

People born in Puerto Rico are citizens of this country.

What is the United States of America.

100

This reptile is in the beak of the eagle that sits in the middle of the Mexican flag.

What is a snake?

100

This is the most popular sport in most Hispanic countries.

What is soccer?

200

This musician was the first Latino inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Who is Carlos Santana?

200

This traditional six pointed paper mache star is swung at almost every Mexican celebration and is filled with candy and small toys.

What is a piƱata?

200

More than 90% of Spanish-speaking countries practice this religion.

What is Catholicism?

200

The color green in the Mexican flag represents this.

What is independence from Spain?

200

This nocturnal animal borrowed its English name from Spanish and moves slowly because of its armor.

What is an armadillo?

300

The first Latina Associate Judge was chosen to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 by President Barack Obama.

Who is Justice Sonia Sotomayor?

300

This day is Mexico's Independence Day and is celebrated on this day by both Mexicans and Mexican Americans.

What is September 16th?

300

This Latin American country speaks Portuguese as their primary language.

What is Brazil?

300

This Pre-Hispanic indigenous group was situated mostly around the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and are known to have first introduced the mathematical concept of "zero".

Who are the Mayans?

300

This is the state in the U.S. with the largest Hispanic population.

What is the state of New Mexico?

400

This Mexican-American artist rose to fame by singing her Tex-Mex songs. Hits like "Carcacha", "Amor Prohibido" and "Como la Flor" are among some of her most famous titles.

Who is Selena?

400

This is the month that the Mexican holiday "Day of the Dead" is celebrated.

What is November?
400

With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks this place in world languages spoken as the first language.

What is second place?

400

This is a name for popular Spanish television programs that are often compared to English soap operas.

What are telenovelas?

400

These are the two North American Hispanic cities that were settled before Plymouth, Massachusetts.

What are St. Augustine, FL and Santa Fe, NM?

500

This President started the process for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in 1968.

Who is President Lyndon B. Johnson?

500

On December 12th, Mexicans honor this patron Saint.

Who is Our Lady of Guadalupe?

500

These are the three states in the U.S. with the most Hispanic owned businesses.

What are Texas, California, and Florida?

500

The states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada and Utah were once part of the national territory of this country.

What is Mexico?

500

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated during this time each year.

What is starting on September 15th and ending on October 15th?

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