Mexican Food Vocabulary Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words covered on the page about Mexican Food in our Vocabulary section. 1. A thin Mexican flatbread made of cornflour or wheat flour is called a taco a tamale a tortilla a) a taco b) a tamale c) a tortilla 2. Which civilization did not develop in the place we now call Mexico? Inca Aztec Maya a) Inca b) Aztec c) Maya 3. Salsa is a hot, spicy _______ made from tomatoes, onions, chilli peppers, etc. soup sauce sandwich a) soup b) sauce c) sandwich 4. The food of which European country has influenced Mexican cuisine the most? France Italy Spain a) France b) Italy c) Spain 5. The Mayan snack food in which a meat or vegetable filling is wrapped in a corn husk and steamed is a nacho a tamale an enchilada a) a nacho b) a tamale c) an enchilada 6. What do we call toasted tortillas covered in various taco-style toppings? toasties tostadas tortoises a) toasties b) tostadas c) tortoises 7. What's the main ingredient of a popular Mexican dip called guacamole? mashed avocado green pepper sweet potato a) mashed avocado b) green pepper c) sweet potato 8. What do we call tortilla wraps filled with ingredients like meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa, etc? sopapillas burritos tequilas a) sopapillas b) burritos c) tequilas 9. Strips of deep-fried dough sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon are called gorditas flautas churros a) gorditas b) flautas c) churros 10. The style of food in which Mexican dishes are tailored to the US market is called A-Mex Tex-Mex Amexican a) A-Mex b) Tex-Mex c) Amexican Your score is: Correct answers: Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.