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Do You Know Mexico Like a Local?

The Mexico Trivia
Sucheta Pradhan Jul 12, 2021

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Mexico, the North American country, is a splendid mix of rich history, vibrant culture, eclectic scenery, fascinating monuments, and convivial people. If you think you know Mexico inside out, test your knowledge with this engaging quiz!
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Officially Speaking
The official name of Mexico is United Mexican States, called in Spanish as Estados Unidos Mexicanos. This name has been mentioned in the current constitution of the country.
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Emergence of Civilization
Archaeological and historical evidence shows that in pre-Columbian Mexico, civilization came into being on its own. Therefore, it has been identified among the six known cradles of civilization.
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On the Verge
Mexico is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to its eastern side. Formed about 300 million years ago by the movement of tectonic plates, the Gulf of Mexico basin is roughly 810 nautical miles in width.
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Stately Affairs
Mexico is the federation of 31 separate states and Mexico City, making it the union of total 32 federal entities. All these entities enjoy partial self-governance under the central federal rule.
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Civilized Societies
Two of the most advanced civilizations of ancient world – Maya and Aztec – flourished in Mexico. The Mesoamerican civilizations prospered for over 1,000 years before Spain colonized the Americas.
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Let’s Play!
In 1968, Mexico City hosted the Summer Olympics, which made it the first ever Latin American city to do so. The city won its bids against Lyon, Detroit, and Buenos Aires.
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Fight or Flight
Lucha libre or free fight is a distinct professional wrestling style introduced in Mexico in the early 20th century. It features colorful masks and particularly “high-flying” maneuvers.
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Up Above the World
Soaring as high as 5,636 m above sea level, Pico de Orizaba a.k.a. Citlaltépet is Mexico’s highest mountain. This inactive stratovolcano is also the third highest mountain peak in North America.
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The Imaginary Line
Starting at the latitude of 23.5 degrees, the Tropic of Cancer passes through the state of Baja California Sur. On the spot, there’s an oversized globe sculpture and a small mural-decked chapel.
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Foot Guard
Huarache is a kind of Mexican sandal, pre-Columbian in origin. In ancient times, it was worn by people working on farms but by the 1960s, the hippie culture further popularized it.
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Meaning Behind the Motifs
The Mexican flag, seal, and coat of arms depict an eagle eating a snake. The imagery refers to an Aztec lore narrating how, per God’s will, they built a city on the spot they actually saw an eagle devouring a serpent.
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Author it Right!
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a bestselling self-help book by the Mexican author and spiritual teacher, Don Miguel Ruiz. It emphasizes on ancient teachings to gain spiritual wisdom.
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