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Questions for Theme Thursday, May 5, 2022

Mexican History: Happy Cinco de Mayo. Five questions about Mexican history!

Answers in tomorrow’s email.

1. You’re a discerning, educated person so you know that Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. In which month is Mexican Independence Day celebrated, along with the independence days of other Spanish-speaking countries like Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua?

2. You probably also know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexican forces at the Battle of Puebla. Who did México defeat?

3. The name “México” comes from the Mexica people, a part of the Aztec Empire. What language is associated with the Mexica people?

4. Since 1994, a socialist, largely Indigenous group called the EZLN has controlled substantial territory in the state of Chiapas. By what one-word name are the EZLN usually referred to in English?

5. Who is the current president of México?