How Much Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?

Test your knowledge of the origin and traditions of Cinco de Mayo

Mexican boy
duncan1890 / Getty Images

1. What does 'Cinco de Mayo' mean?

2. Why did France, England, and Spain send ships to Mexico in 1861?

3. Two countries reached an agreement and returned home. Which country did not?

4. What did Napoleon III order the French ships to do?

5. On May 5, 1862, how many French soldiers tried to capture the Mexican forts?

6. Who led the Mexican men?

8. Who ultimately won the war?

9. How long did the French rule Mexico?

10. Why do Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

11. What are the colors of the Mexican flag?

How Much Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?

You got: % Correct. Excelente!

I got Excelente!. How Much Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?
Kevork Djansezian / Staff / Getty Images

You are a Cinco de Mayo expert! You obviously know your Mexican history. Celebrate the fact that you are muy inteligente with some delicious homemade sopapillas


Do you know as much about Irish holidays? See how much you know about St. Patrick's Day.
 

How Much Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?

You got: % Correct. Muy bien!

I got Muy bien!. How Much Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?
David Franklin / Getty Images

Very good! You missed a few, but you not so many that anyone would ban you from their Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Be sure to brush up on the origins ofCindode Mayo before your next fiesta.

How Much Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?

You got: % Correct. Ay, chihuahua!

I got Ay, chihuahua!. How Much Do You Know about Cinco de Mayo?
DNY59 / Getty Images

Yikes! It looks like you're missing some important facts in your understanding of this Mexican holiday. Put down those chips and salsa and go brush up on the history of Cinco de Mayo, pronto!