Day of the Dead Quiz

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By | Friday, 28 October 2016

Do people celebrate the Day of the Dead in your country? We have designed a quick and fun quiz, which will teach you all about the popular Mexican tradition that is the Day of the Dead.

When studying Spanish, it is important to supplement language learning with a general awareness of the culture associated with it. So MundoLengua has made a little questionnaire for you to put your Spanish knowledge to the test and to help you find out more about this Mexican holiday.

1. The Day of the Dead is a celebration to honour the deceased. The festivities usually take place on the 1st and 2nd of November and coincides with the catholic All Souls´ and All Saints´ day.
 
 

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2. The Day of the Dead did not exist before the Spanish occupation of Mesoamerica.
 
 

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3. For the ancient Mesoamericans, death did not include the same moral connotations as it did in the Catholic Church, they believed the fate of the soul depended on:
 
 
 

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4. The festitvities during this period were dedicated towards the goddess Mictecacihuatl who is known as:
 
 

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5. One of the customs is for the family to stay overnight in the cemetery praying and sharing memories about their deceased loved ones, who look over them.
 
 

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6. Many families hang offerings and make shrines to their dearly departed.
 
 

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7. What is bread of the dead?
 
 
 

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8. The term “calaverita” (lit. Little skull) can refer to two different things in Mexico during the festive period:
 
 
 

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9. Jose Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican engraver, illustrator and caricature artist, he is famous for his illustrations of:
 
 
 

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10. Diego Rivera includes La Catrina in his story “One Sunday night´s dream on the central boulevard.”
 
 

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11. The Day of the Dead is a celebration of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
 
 

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Obra de José Guadalupe Posada - foto de Lorenzo Tlaclaelel

Obra de José Guadalupe Posada – foto de Lorenzo Tlaclaelel

El Pan de Muerto - foto de Katie Bordner, Flickr

El Pan de Muerto – foto de Katie Bordner, Flickr

Calaveritas de azúcar - foto de Eder Lopez, Flickr

Calaveritas de azúcar – foto de Eder Lopez, Flickr

Altar - Foto de Michelle, Flickr

Altar – Foto de Michelle, Flickr

1. The Day of the Dead is a celebration to honour the deceased. The festivities usually take place on the 1st and 2nd of November and coincides with the catholic All Souls´ and All Saints´ day.
 
 

Question 1 of 11

2. The Day of the Dead did not exist before the Spanish occupation of Mesoamerica.
 
 

Question 2 of 11

3. For the ancient Mesoamericans, death did not include the same moral connotations as it did in the Catholic Church, they believed the fate of the soul depended on:
 
 
 

Question 3 of 11

4. The festitvities during this period were dedicated towards the goddess Mictecacihuatl who is known as:
 
 

Question 4 of 11

5. One of the customs is for the family to stay overnight in the cemetery praying and sharing memories about their deceased loved ones, who look over them.
 
 

Question 5 of 11

6. Many families hang offerings and make shrines to their dearly departed.
 
 

Question 6 of 11

7. What is bread of the dead?
 
 
 

Question 7 of 11

8. The term “calaverita” (lit. Little skull) can refer to two different things in Mexico during the festive period:
 
 
 

Question 8 of 11

9. Jose Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican engraver, illustrator and caricature artist, he is famous for his illustrations of:
 
 
 

Question 9 of 11

10. Diego Rivera includes La Catrina in his story “One Sunday night´s dream on the central boulevard.”
 
 

Question 10 of 11

11. The Day of the Dead is a celebration of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
 
 

Question 11 of 11


 

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