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How much do you know about Mexico?

 
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Dragonlady



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: How much do you know about Mexico? Reply with quote

And here I thought this might be something fun for teachers newly arrived or thinking of going, until ...
You answered 25 of 33 questions correctly for a total score of 76%.

Without spoiling it for others, try it and post your score - I'm pretty sure there are lots of you who'll score 100% - contain your gloating -
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2012/0701/How-much-do-you-know-about-Mexico-Take-our-quiz/What-does-the-5th-of-May-commemorate-in-Mexico

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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, hey, I got 91%.

Question 26 made me laugh...all four answers were possible.
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Dragonlady



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy Courchesne wrote:
Hey, hey, I got 91%.
Hmm, I'd counted you in as one who'd score 100%

Guy Courchesne wrote:
Question 26 made me laugh...all four answers were possible.
Let it go on record that it was you who wrote this, not the cranky misplaced Jarocha Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

97% for me Razz
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MotherF



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy Courchesne wrote:
Hey, hey, I got 91%.

Really? Did you rush through it?

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Question 26 made me laugh...all four answers were possible.

I agree.

I got 100% but I admit to three lucky guesses. 28, 31, and 32 I did not KNOW those were the answers, but I'm good at educated guesses.

I also did not know 21, but because it's multiple choice the answer was linguistically obvious. I felt that 5 (and also 19) required knowledge of the US as well as Mexico, so if you are not American you can be forgiven for missing that one.

7 made me laugh because the distractors were so obviously not correct!


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notamiss



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

32/33. If only this were the nationality test, I would so ace it.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Guy Courchesne wrote:
Hey, hey, I got 91%.


Really? Did you rush through it?


Missed 3...I kept expecting trick questions.

I was sure the Angel question was a trick and was surprised that Michoacan's main export wasn't migrants. Wink
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MotherF



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michoacan may very well export more people than produce, but that's not what the question was about. Having lived there a short time, I knew that answer. The citizenship test is not much harder notamiss, esepcially if you've read Mexican primary school history and civics textbooks.

If it had been open ended questions I probably wouldn't have gotten 4 or 5 of them.
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

31/33. Of the two I got wrong, one is "what someone once said", not a FACT, and the other was about drug cartels, which I was proud to have not known.

Some of the explanations about prehispanic Mexico are factually incorrect, that being my speciality.

The one about democracy is subjective.

LATER EDIT: It seems I got the one about the cartels RIGHT after all, the quiz maker got it wrong.


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MotherF



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil_K wrote:


The one about democracy is subjective.



Yes, I know people who would take issue with that one--on each extreme of the issue.
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MotherF wrote:
Phil_K wrote:


The one about democracy is subjective.



Yes, I know people who would take issue with that one--on each extreme of the issue.


Yeah, I got that one right, but I don't actually agree with the answer I picked. I missed the one on the quote about the PRI, I didn't really know, but figured it was probably Carlos Fuentes, but it wasn't.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BadBeagleBad wrote:
MotherF wrote:
Phil_K wrote:


The one about democracy is subjective.



Yes, I know people who would take issue with that one--on each extreme of the issue.


Yeah, I got that one right, but I don't actually agree with the answer I picked. I missed the one on the quote about the PRI, I didn't really know, but figured it was probably Carlos Fuentes, but it wasn't.


Same mistake made here...

Quite a few geography questions. I did well there.
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