Top 10 Mexico factsMexico quiz
Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?
It is not known. The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time.
Where is the famous Cave of the Crystals?
In Mexico. The cave near Naica, Mexico, was discovered in 2000 by miners. At that time, it was completely submerged. Today, the cave is accessible because the mining company's pumping operations keep it clear of water. Unfortunately, the crystals deteriorate in air, and soon may be lost.
Which plant is used to produce Tequila?
Blue agave. Tequila is a regionally specific distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.
Who spoke Nahuatl?
Aztecs. Many words from Nahuatl (like tomato, chocolate, chilli, avocado and coyote) have been borrowed into Spanish, and since diffused into hundreds of other languages. Nahuatl is still spoken in Mexico. You can browse Wikipedia in Nahuatl at http://nah.wikipedia.org/.
Which border is that?
Between the USA and Mexico. The fence on the US-Mexican border can be adjusted to remain on top of the ever shifting sand dunes. It is a special construction of narrow, 15 feet tall elements, that are movable vertically.
Which battle does the French Foreign Legion celebrate each year?
The battle of Camarón (Mexico). On 30 April 1863 a small infantry patrol of French Foreign Legion, numbering 62 soldiers and three officers was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry. They made a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, with a plan to occupy Mexican forces to prevent attacks against the nearby French supply convoy. Only two legionnaires survived, but they stopped Mexicans for the whole day and reached their goal.
Which famous Mexican painter tried to kill Lyev Trótskiy?
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Siqueiros was one of the most important muralists of his time. Although Siqueiros and Trótskiy were initially friends, soon they grew apart due to Siqueiros' loyalty to Stalin. The painter banded with an extremist communist group and tried to assassinate Trótskiy in his own house in Mexico City.
Which European was the first to discover America?
Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.
The ancient hairless dog breed from Mexico is:
Xoloitzquintle. The modern Xoloitzcuintle appears to be a result of a mixture of the aboriginal, pre-Columbian Xoloitzcuintle, itself a descendant of a domesticated dog that came with the ancestors of indigenous Americans from Asia.