Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by testing your knowledge of Hispanic history, culture, and popular culture! There are five trivia quizzes in total. Everyone will have until 4 pm on the Friday of each week to complete the trivia. You’re encouraged to use resources found at the Nevins Memorial Library and through our website. Answers to each weekly trivia will be posted after the deadline each week.

For each question that is correct, your name is entered one time in our virtual raffle to win a Kindle Fire 7 or a four pack of tickets to Canobie Lake Park Scream Fest (both which will be drawn for on October 17th). Anyone can participate.

Week 4

October 3-7

You have until 4 pm on October 7 to complete this week’s trivia. Good luck! Test your knowledge on our Google Form

Week 3

September 26-30

You have until 4 pm on September 30 to complete this week’s trivia. Good luck! Test your knowledge on our Google Form

Answers

  • Which Cuban-American singer was known as the Queen of Salsa Music and was the first black front person of the popular orchestra, La Sonora Matancera? Celia Cruz
  • Which Mexican labor leader was instrumental in changing the working conditions of migrant workers on American farms? He organized poor farm laborers into the nations first successful union of agricultural workers, the National Farm Workers Association, which was the forerunner of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). Cesar Chavez
  • Which Colombian author helped make magical realism popular, with his book One Hundred Years of Solitude? Gabriel García Márquez
  • Who was Central America’s first female president, who served as president of Nicaragua from 1990 to 1997? Violeta Barrios de Chamorro
  • Which Mexican director, screenwriter, and producer is known for imbuing horror and fantasy films with emotional and thematic complexity, as in movies such as El Laberinto de Fauno or Pan’s Labyrinth and El Espinazo del Diablo or The Devil’s Backbone? Guillermo del Toro

Week 2

September 19-23

Answers

  • Which Mexican painter, best known for her self portraits, painted art pieces such as Self-Portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress in 1926 and Self-Portrait with Portrait of Dr. Farill in 1951? Frida Khalo
  • Who is regarded as the father of Uruguayan independence for his resistance efforts to keep Argentina from absorbing Uruguay from 1814-1819? José Gervasio Artigas
  • Which Dominican-American author was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2013 for her extraordinary storytelling? This author has written several books, including How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Tía Lola series. Julia Alvarez
  • Who was the first Hispanic person, and woman of color, to serve as an American Supreme Court Justice, nominated by Barack Obama in 2009, following the retirement of Justice David Souter? Sonia Sotomayor
  • Who was the first baseball player from Latin America to be elected the American League Rookie of the Year, in 1956? Luis Aparicio

Week 1

September 12-16

Answers

  • Who was the first Hispanic actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, awarded for his 1950 portrayal of Cyrano de Bergerac in the movie with the same name? José Ferrer
  • Which country’s army did the Mexican army defeat in The Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862? Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to commemorate this victory. The French Army
  • Who was the first Mexican-American poet to be named Poet Laureate, in 2015? Juan Felipe Herrera
  • Which author won the award for Novel of the Year in Chile in 1983, for her debut novel, La Casa de los Espíritus, or The House of the Spirits? Isabel Allende
  • Which Puerto Rican singer helped bring reggaeton and trap music to a wider audience, with songs like “Diles” and “Soy Peor”? His real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio. Bad Bunny