Mexican Food Vocabulary Quiz

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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

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