Hola and welcome to our Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia! From the vibrant dances of South America to the iconic figures who’ve left an indelible mark in history, the Hispanic world is rich with stories waiting to be told. Whether you’re proudly celebrating your own heritage or seeking to learn more about the diverse tapestry of Hispanic cultures, this trivia is a delightful way to gain insights. With 97 unique questions spanning geography, arts, sports, and more, prepare to embark on a fascinating exploration of Hispanic legacy. ¡Vamos a empezar!
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1. When does Hispanic Heritage Month begin? Reveal Answer September 15 2. On what date does Hispanic Heritage Month end? Reveal Answer October 15 3. Which U.S. president first introduced Hispanic Heritage Week? Reveal Answer Lyndon B. Johnson 4. Which president expanded the celebration to a month? Reveal Answer Ronald Reagan 5. Which country does not have its independence day during this month: Mexico, Chile, or Brazil? Reveal Answer Brazil 6. On what date is Mexico’s Independence Day? Reveal Answer September 16 7. Which country celebrates its independence on September 15? Reveal Answer Costa Rica 8. What is the main goal of Hispanic Heritage Month? Reveal Answer To recognize Hispanic and Latino contributions 9. Which famous Hispanic artist painted ‘The Two Fridas’? Reveal Answer Frida Kahlo 10. Which Hispanic athlete is known as the ‘Dominican Dandy’? Reveal Answer Juan Marichal 11. In which country was the literary icon Gabriel Garcia Marquez born? Reveal Answer Colombia 12. Who wrote the novel ‘Don Quixote’? Reveal Answer Miguel de Cervantes 13. Which Puerto Rican singer is known for the hit ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’? Reveal Answer Ricky Martin 14. Which artist’s real name is Armando Christian Pérez? Reveal Answer Pitbull 15. Who is the first Latina U.S. Supreme Court Justice? Reveal Answer Sonia Sotomayor 16. Which country does the dance ‘Tango’ originate from? Reveal Answer Argentina 17. Which Latin American revolutionary is known for the slogan ‘Hasta la victoria siempre’? Reveal Answer Che Guevara 18. Which Cuban-American singer is known as the ‘Queen of Salsa’? Reveal Answer Celia Cruz 19. In which year was Hispanic Heritage Month first celebrated? Reveal Answer 1988 20. Which Hispanic actress starred in the movie ‘Frida’? Reveal Answer Salma Hayek 21. Which Latin American country is known as the ‘Land of Lakes and Volcanoes’? Reveal Answer Nicaragua 22. What is the capital of Peru? Reveal Answer Lima 23. What is the most spoken language in Latin America? Reveal Answer Spanish 24. Which Latin American country has Portuguese as its official language? Reveal Answer Brazil 25. Which Caribbean island is divided between France and the Netherlands? Reveal Answer Saint Martin Reveal Answer Lake Titicaca 27. Which country is home to the ancient city of Machu Picchu? Reveal Answer Peru Reveal Answer Isabel Allende 29. What popular dance originates from the Dominican Republic? Reveal Answer Merengue 30. Which large river flows through Brazil? Reveal Answer Amazon 31. In which country is the Atacama Desert located? Reveal Answer Chile 32. Who is the renowned Argentinean soccer player who played for FC Barcelona? Reveal Answer Lionel Messi 33. Which dish made of mashed avocado is a staple in Mexican cuisine? Reveal Answer Guacamole 34. What is the Spanish word for ‘beach’? Reveal Answer Playa 35. Which popular holiday involves building altars to honor deceased loved ones? Reveal Answer Day of the Dead 36. Which Central American country connects North and South America? Reveal Answer Panama 37. Who is the famous Hispanic singer of the hit ‘Whenever, Wherever’? Reveal Answer Shakira 38. Which music and dance style originated in the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba? Reveal Answer Son Cubano 39. Which famous actor starred in ‘No Country for Old Men’ and is from Spain? Reveal Answer Javier Bardem 40. What currency is used in Mexico? Reveal Answer Mexican Peso 41. Which popular dish consists of meat or fish wrapped in a corn-based dough and steamed? Reveal Answer Tamale 42. In which South American country would you find Angel Falls? Reveal Answer Venezuela 43. Which Latin pop singer released the album ‘Fijación Oral Vol. 1’? Reveal Answer Shakira 44. What is the Spanish word for ‘friend’? Reveal Answer Amigo 45. Which UNESCO World Heritage site located in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat? Reveal Answer Salar de Uyuni 46. Which film director is known for movies such as ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’? Reveal Answer Guillermo del Toro 47. Which country is famous for its Galápagos Islands? Reveal Answer Ecuador 48. Who wrote ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’? Reveal Answer Gabriel Garcia Marquez 49. Which Mexican state is known for the creation of Tequila? Reveal Answer Jalisco 50. In which country would you find the historic city of Cartagena? Reveal Answer Colombia 51. Which popular Hispanic game involves picking numbers for a prize? Reveal Answer Lotería 52. Which singer’s hits include ‘Bailamos’ and ‘Hero’? Reveal Answer Enrique Iglesias 53. What’s the Spanish word for ‘dance’? Reveal Answer Baile 54. Which iconic Chilean poet won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971? Reveal Answer Pablo Neruda 55. Which U.S. state has the highest percentage of Hispanic residents? Reveal Answer New Mexico 56. Which music genre that originated in Puerto Rico blends reggae and hip-hop elements? Reveal Answer Reggaeton 57. What’s the main ingredient in the Cuban cocktail ‘Mojito’? Reveal Answer Rum 58. Which classic Cuban dish consists of slow-roasted marinated pork? Reveal Answer Lechón 59. What do you call the colorful, festive processions often seen in Hispanic celebrations? Reveal Answer Parades 60. Which city in Texas is known for its annual River Walk parade during Fiesta San Antonio? Reveal Answer San Antonio 61. Who is the famous Spanish tennis player who has won numerous French Open titles? Reveal Answer Rafael Nadal 62. Which country in Latin America is the largest in terms of land area? Reveal Answer Brazil 63. What is the name of the Spanish rice dish that often includes seafood? Reveal Answer Paella 64. In which city is the famous La Rambla street located? Reveal Answer Barcelona 65. Which Spanish artist is best known for his cubist works? Reveal Answer Pablo Picasso 66. What’s the Spanish word for ‘music’? Reveal Answer Música 67. Which mountain range separates Chile from Argentina? Reveal Answer Andes 68. Which legendary Spanish guitarist is known for his flamenco performances? Reveal Answer Paco de Lucía 69. Which Mexican holiday celebrates the victory over French forces in 1862? Reveal Answer Cinco de Mayo 70. Which dish made of corn dough is often filled with meats, cheeses, and chilies? Reveal Answer Taco 71. Which river serves as a natural border between Texas and Mexico? Reveal Answer Rio Grande 72. What is the main ingredient in a traditional Argentine asado? Reveal Answer Grilled meat 73. Which U.S. city is known for its historic Hispanic neighborhood ‘Little Havana’? Reveal Answer Miami 74. What is the dance of the Andalusian gypsies? Reveal Answer Flamenco Reveal Answer Gabriel Garcia Marquez 76. What’s the primary language spoken in Puerto Rico? Reveal Answer Spanish 77. Which musical instrument is central to mariachi bands? Reveal Answer Violin 78. What type of dance is typically performed with castanets? Reveal Answer Flamenco 79. Which term refers to a young woman’s 15th birthday celebration in Latin cultures? Reveal Answer Quinceañera 80. Which singer is referred to as the ‘Queen of Tejano Music’? Reveal Answer Selena Quintanilla 81. In which Latin American country is the tango dance most strongly associated? Reveal Answer Argentina 82. Which Spanish explorer is credited with discovering Florida? Reveal Answer Juan Ponce de León 83. Which body of water lies to the west of Mexico? Reveal Answer Pacific Ocean 84. Which Latin American dance has a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of music? Reveal Answer Salsa 85. Which dish, made of rice and pigeon peas, is a classic in Puerto Rican cuisine? Reveal Answer Arroz con gandules 86. Who is the Latina singer known for hits like ‘Ain’t It Funny’ and ‘On the Floor’? Reveal Answer Jennifer Lopez 87. Which Central American country’s capital is San Salvador? Reveal Answer El Salvador 88. Which Hispanic film director is known for ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Revenant’? Reveal Answer Alejandro González Iñárritu 89. What is the name of the highest peak in the Andes Mountains? Reveal Answer Aconcagua 90. Which Mexican artist is known for his murals and being married to Frida Kahlo? Reveal Answer Diego Rivera 91. Which Latin American city is famous for its Christ the Redeemer statue? Reveal Answer Rio de Janeiro 92. What’s the term for a traditional Mexican ballad? Reveal Answer Corrido 93. Which Hispanic actress starred in the movie ‘Miss Bala’? Reveal Answer Gina Rodriguez 94. Which Caribbean island is known for its Merengue music? Reveal Answer Dominican Republic 95. Which festival in Spain involves running in front of bulls? Reveal Answer Running of the Bulls 96. Which stringed instrument commonly has 10-12 strings and is used in Latin American music? Reveal Answer Charango 97. Which fruit is known as ‘the king of fruits’ in Latin America? Reveal Answer Mango