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What animal is native to the Andes Mountains and is a favorite food of Ecuador and Peru?
the Guinea pig (cuy)
What is the Hispanic population in the USA today?
56.6 million
What language is most similar to Spanish?
Portuguese
What is the official name of Mexico?
Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
How many states does Mexico have?
31 states and one Federal District
How many official languages does Spain have?
4 :Castilian, Catalan, Basque, Galician
What name is given to a lace cloth worn over the head and shoulders by Latin American women?
Una Mantilla
The Mexican states do not have official flags, what do they have instead?
They always use the coat of arms of the state on a white background.
What is the name of the fast-paced ball game in which players use a basket like racket to hurl a ball against a wall?
Jai alai
Where did the game of Jai alai originate?
In the basque country of Spain and France
The basque city of Pamplona, Spain is known for what annual event every?
The running of the bulls! (La fiesta de San Fermín)
Four hundred years ago, what large beans were found growing near the capital of a South American country and were named after that city.
Lima beans; Peru
Which two countries are located on the island of Hispaniola?
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
What name is given to the sun-dried clay which has been used as a building material in Mexico for centuries?
Adobe
What river forms two-thirds of the boundary between Mexico and the United states?
The Río Grande
Chan Chan is the largest adobe city in the world. Name the South American country in which this 12-mile long city is located.
Peru
Which Latin American country is the smallest mainland nation in the Western hemisphere?
El Salvador
Friendship Bridge, the largest single-span bridge in the world, connects which two countries?
Brasil y Paraguay
Where are the Galapagos Islands located and what are they famous for?
Off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos are a 'melting pot' of marine species
What famous scientist studied adaptation of species on the Galapagos Islands?
Charles Darwin