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Cinco De Mayo Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About The History Behind The Mexican Holiday?

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Cinco de Mayo quiz time!

Yes, you've been celebrating this Mexican holiday for as long as you can remember (if you can remember...), but before the blur of tequila shots and margarita consumption ensues, take a step back and think about how much you really know about the history behind all the festivities.

So hold off on donning that sombrero or shaking up that drink until you test your knowledge with the quiz below. Just think, if you fail, you'll at least finally know what 'Cinco de Mayo' is supposed to celebrate -- even if it won't save you from Monday's hangover.

'Cinco de Mayo' Quiz


    Question 1 of 11

    What does 'Cinco de Mayo' actually mean?

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    Question 2 of 11

    'Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of....?

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    Question 3 of 11

    Who was the Battle of Puebla against?

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    Question 4 of 11

    What were France and Mexico fighting about?

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    Question 5 of 11

    Why is 'Cinco de Mayo' so important?

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    Who led the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla?

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    Question 7 of 11

    When is Mexico's Independence Day?

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    Question 8 of 11

    Mexico won the battle, but who won the war?

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    Question 9 of 11

    When did 'Cinco de Mayo' become popular in the U.S. ?

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    The French had 6,000 men, how many did Mexico have?

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    Question 11 of 11

    Is 'Cinco de Mayo' a federal holiday in Mexico?

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For more on the history behind 'Cinco de Mayo' check out the video below.

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