Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway: Brain Quest Hispanic America

The other day I was walking through the book section of my favorite store when I spotted the Brain Quest Hispanic America edition of their Question & Answer decks. Now, I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable when it comes to Latino history. And I also love a good game or puzzle. So naturally, I snatched it up casually reached over and placed it in my basket.

On the back of the packet, I noticed it said "It's O.K. to be Smart! Y Chévere También." Ah-ha! Maybe they get it, I thought. So as soon as I made it to the car, I opened it up and started flipping through the questions to see how smart I was. Oops! Okay. So I wasn't quite as chévere as I thought I was. I had just forgotten some stuff. 

Ahem.

Anyway, as I was going through this, I was struck by the diversity of the questions. I mean, there is something for everyone - from novice Spanish speaker to hard-core native, these cards are a delicious mix of easy and hard (or hard and impossible, for those of you who know zilch about Latino history, language, and pop culture!) But, really, it is not geared for young children, so much as it is for people ages 9 to adult. As one of those adults, I had a blast flipping through the decks, and I think most of my friends would, too. But it is a great teaching tool for children learning about the history of Latinos in the Americas.

I have long been a die-hard fan of Brain Quest products, but, once again, I really wish they offered more for Latino families, or for anyone looking to learn in Spanish.


THE GIVEAWAY

So, to celebrate this small discovery and National Hispanic Heritage Month, I am giving away one of these sets. To enter, all you have to do is correctly answer four of the following twelve Brain Quest questions. I tried to pick ones that were a mix of easy and hard...(Mwuah-ha-ha!)

• For an additional entry, follow MommyMaestra on Facebook. Be sure to leave a separate comment letting me know that you did!

• Anyone able to answer all 12 questions earns the title "Supreme Trivia Master" and will be entered to win a small surprise ;)

The deadline to enter is September 30th, at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) The winner must have a valid United States mailing address.


¡Buena suerte!


1.) Who created the series of pictures entitled Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War)?

2.) Who was called El Rey, the King of Salsa?

3.) What is the October holiday Día de la Raza called en inglés?

4.) In what country is Lake Titicaca, the world's highest inland sea that ships can cross?

5.) Is an empanada a pie or a dance?

6.) Whose language did La Malinche interpret for the Spanish during the years of conquest?

7.) What long, pointed object was thrown by the first Latina to win an Olympic gold medal?

8.) Does a person called a qisqueyano come from Chile or the Dominican Republic?

9.) Is the word cocopelao Puerto Rican slang for a bald person or a little baby?

10.) The Spanish word for "bear" is the same backward and forward. What is the word?

11.) What great humanitarian was also the first Hispanic to be named to the Baseball Hall of Fame?

12.) In which two months is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated?


Answers next week!

This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to latinaish.com, the winner of the Brain Quest deck!

And un bravo grande to our Supreme Trivia Masters: Monica Young, Lupe, and Anonymous! Lupe, you have won a copy of "Dichos de mi Madre" from Latin Baby. Please contact me within 72 hours to claim it. :)

16 comments:

  1. In which two months is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated?
    in September and October

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  2. What great humanitarian was also the first Hispanic to be named to the Baseball Hall of Fame?
    Roberto Clemento

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  3. The Spanish word for "bear" is the same backward and forward. What is the word?
    Oso

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  4. What is the October holiday Día de la Raza called en inglés? Columbus Day

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  5. an empanada is a pie.
    the javelin is the long pointed object thrown by a latina to win an olympic gold medal.
    I believe a qisqueyano comes from Puerto Rico.
    coco pelao is a bald person.
    oso is the Spanish word for bear.
    September and October are Hispanic Heritage months.

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  6. I could take a guess on all of them, but these are the ones I'm most certain on :)

    5.) pie

    6.) Nahuatl

    9.) bald person

    10.) oso

    12.) September & October

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  7. I'm game! You're right...some of these are hard.

    2.) Who was called El Rey, the King of Salsa?

    Well, Tito Puente, but also Eddie Santiago (rey de salsa romantica)

    5.) Is an empanada a pie or a dance?

    pie (sort of)

    8.) Does a person called a qisqueyano come from Chile or the Dominican Republic?

    Dominican Republic

    9.) Is the word cocopelao Puerto Rican slang for a bald person or a little baby?

    bald person

    10.) The Spanish word for "bear" is the same backward and forward. What is the word?

    oso

    12.) In which two months is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated?

    September & October

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  8. 1.) Who created the series of pictures entitled Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War)? Francisco de Goya

    2.) Who was called El Rey, the King of Salsa? Tito Puentes

    3.) What is the October holiday Día de la Raza called en inglés? Colombus Day

    4.) In what country is Lake Titicaca, the world's highest inland sea that ships can cross? Bolivia

    5.) Is an empanada a pie or a dance? Pie

    6.) Whose language did La Malinche interpret for the Spanish during the years of conquest? Aztecs (Nahuatl)

    7.) What long, pointed object was thrown by the first Latina to win an Olympic gold metal? Javaline

    8.) Does a person called a qisqueyano come from Chile or the Dominican Republic? Dominican Republic

    9.) Is the word cocopelao Puerto Rican slang for a bald person or a little baby? bald person

    10.) The Spanish word for "bear" is the same backward and forward. What is the word? Oso

    11.) What great humanitarian was also the first Hispanic to be named to the Baseball Hall of Fame? Roberto Clemente

    12.) In which two months is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated? September and October

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  9. I wish these were offered in Spanish.

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  10. The Spanish word for "bear" is the same backward and forward. What is the word?
    Answer is OSO (which happens to be the name of the big bear of a dog my hubby's niece in Guatemala has!)

    Is an empanada a pie or a dance?
    Answer is a pie, and boy are they delicious!

    In which two months is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated?

    Answer is September and October.

    Who was called El Rey, the King of Salsa?

    Answer is Tito Puentes.

    this looks like a fun game, will have to keep my eyes out of it as well.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  11. a pie, oso, Tito Puente and Columbus Day!

    Thanks so much!

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  12. 1) Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
    2) Tito Puente
    3) Columbus Day
    4) Borders Bolivia and Peru
    5) A pie
    6) Aztecs and Mayans (Nahuatl and Mayan)
    7) Javelin
    8) Dominican Republic
    9) Bald Person
    10) Oso
    11) Roberto Clemente Walker
    12) September and October

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  13. 2. Tito Puente
    5. A pie (que sabroso)
    6. Nahuatl (real name Malintzin)
    7. Javelin
    10. Oso
    12. Septiembre y Octubre

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  14. 3. Columbus Day
    5. pie
    10. oso
    12. septiembre y octubre

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  15. answer #1: goya
    answer #2: tito puente
    answer #3: columbus day
    answer #4: between peru and bolivia
    answer #5: pie
    answer #6: mayan
    answer #7: javelin
    answer #8: dominican republic
    answer #9: bald person
    answer #10: oso
    answer #11: roberto clemente
    answer #12: september - october

    11newmom at gmail

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