Monday, September 26, 2011

Take the Latino History Quiz {GIVEAWAY}

Do you know who is the the first Latino MLB player to reach 3,000 hits? Or who is the first Latino to serve in the U.S. Cabinet? Maybe you know the name of the Latino soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this year for his bravery in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

If nothing else, I know you can name three Hispanic entertainers who are commonly known by a single name (I came up with only two - ¡qué vergüenza!).

These are just a sampling of the questions in the Latino History Quiz over on I truly love quizes like these. I do! Even though I didn't know the answers to half the questions on there. But you know why I love these little quizes? Because I get to learn the answers. And some of them (along with their questions) are fascinating.

That's why last year, I was excited to giveaway a set of Brain Quest's Hispanic America. ¿Y sabes qué? I had so much fun, I'm going to do it again this year.


So once again, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I am giving away one of these awesome sets (pictured above). To enter, all you have to do is correctly answer 4 of the 12 Brain Quest questions listed at the end of this post. I tried to pick ones that were a mix of easy and hard...(Mwuah-ha-ha!) AND ones that weren't part of last year's giveaway (Awww!).

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

• Like last year, anyone able to answer all 12 questions earns the title "Supreme Trivia Master."

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

¡Buena suerte!

And now for the questions:

1) What is the oldest city in the United States?

2) On the holiday El Día de los Muertos, what kind of people do Mexicans honor?

3) In what country is Monte Verde, the site of a prehistoric human settlement 12,500 years old?

4) Which nation's flag includes the Victorious Arch of Carabobo?

5) Name the largest island in the Caribbean.

6) What is the Spanish title of the 1970s Carlos Santana hit that asks, "Hey, how's it going?"

7) En español, a student is an estudiante. What is a teacher? (I will be highly offended if any of you miss this one.)

8) Is a gaucho a South American cowboy or a Spanish vegetable soup?

9)  Name the native country of the rock en español songwriter and singer Juanes. (Ay! Ladies, please, I can hear your screaming from here.)

10) In the Spanish novel of Don Quixote, what is the name of Don Quixote's sidekick?

11)  Atahualpa was a ruler of Mesoamerica. Was he the emperor of the Aztecs or Incas?

12) Where did Ellen Ochoa go, where no Latina had gone before?

Bonus: Salgo means "I go out." How do you say, "I will go out?"


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