Who did what with the who, now? 

1. The Battle of the Alamo was a part of which U.S./Mexico conflict?

a. The Spanish-American War

b. The Mexican War of Independence

c. The Mexican Revolution

d. The Texas Revolution

e. The Spanish Civil War

2. Which of the following was revolutionary leader Pancho Villa’s given name? (Extra points for identifying the others.)

a. Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes

b. Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona

c. José Doroteo ArangoArámbula

d. Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón

e. Baldemar Garza Huerta

3. Representatives of this nation sent an encoded telegram to its ambassador to the Mexican government in 1917, ordering him to promise Mexico the recovery of territories (including Texas) lost during the Mexican-American War if Mexico formed an alliance with them. What the hell crazy country was this?

a. Japan

b. Britain

c. The United States

d. Germany

e. Spain

4. Which nationality was not represented in the population of pre-revolutionary Mexico?

a. American

b. Jewish

c. Hungarian

d. Polish

e. Irish

f. Lebanese

g. Chinese

h. Members of all of the above nationalities lived in Mexico

5. Where did dictator Porfirio Diaz flee after the collapse of his regime?

a. Texas, duh.

b. España, claro!

c. Caiforn-i-a

d. France, believe it or not

e. Australia, for the beer and high-quality marsupials

6. Which master printmaker was known as “The Prophet of the Mexican Revolution” for iconic calavera images meant to satirize the Mexican upper classes?

a. David Alfaro Siqueiros

b. José Clemente Orozco

c. Jose Guadalupe Posada

d. Frida Kahlo

e. José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi

7. Fill in the blank of this famous Mexican folk song, of which many lyrics were re-written to suit various revolutionary factions (Hint, it was especially popular amongst Villistas):

_________, _________, ya no puede caminar, porque no tiene, porque le falta las dos patitas de atrás.

8. Which prominent San Antonian does not descend from ancestors who fled the revolution?

a. Sandra Cisneros

b. Henry B. Gonzales

c. Henry Cisneros

d. Emma Tenayuca

e. Lionel Sosa

9. What was the name of Pancho Villa’s horse?

a. Trigger

b. Alcalde

c. Don Caballo Chingado

d. Siete Leguas

e. Galleta del Mar

10. What was the affectionate term for female revolutionaries?

a. Catrinas

b. Soldaderas

c. Adelitas

d. Rancheras

e. Conquistadoras


Which of the following books, songs, short stories or movies was NOT inspired by the revolution?

A. "Viva Zapata," directed by Elia Kazan

B. "Pan's Labyrinth," directed by Guillermo del Toro

C. "Flowering Judas" written by Katherine Anne Porter

D. "The Underdogs" written by Mariano Azuela

E. La Cucaracha

Email your answer to this last bonus question to sfisch@sacurrent.com. All correct responses received by noon on Friday, October 1, 2010, will be put into a hat (if not literally, then figuratively) and a randomly selected winer will receive two free tickets to the haunted house Nightmare on Grayson. Good luck!



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