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.
What fruit is guacamole made of?
Avocado. Guacamole is an avocado-based dip, spread, or salad first developed by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.
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/.
What tree species has the widest trunk girth in the world?
Montezuma cypress. The Tree of Tule is one of a number of old Montezuma cypress trees that grow in Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico. It is one of the oldest and largest in the world and has the widest girth. It has a height of forty meters, a volume of between 700 and 800m3, an estimated weight of 630 tons and a circumference of about forty meters.The trunk is so wide that thirty people with arms extended joining hands are needed to encircle it.
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.
In which city is the Pyramid of the Niches located?
El Tajín. The archaeological site of El Tajin, located in the present-day Mexican State of Veracruz, is remarkable for many reasons. The site boasts many buildings, temples, palaces and ball courts, but the most impressive of all is the stunning Pyramid of the Niches. El Tajín was named a World Heritage site in 1992, due to its cultural importance and its architecture.
Who was the leader in the Mexican Revolution (1911-1917)?
Emiliano Zapata Salazar (1879-1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. When the Revolution broke out in 1910 he was positioned as a central leader of the peasant revolt in Morelos. Cooperating with a number of other peasant leaders he formed the Liberation Army of the South, of which he soon became the undisputed leader.