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The official name of Mexico is Estados Únidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).

True
True or False
A Mexican tamale called the zacahuil is three feet long and weighs about 150 pounds.

True
True or False
Mexico introduced chocolate, tobacco, and chilies to the world.

False-Mexico introduced chololate,corn,and chilies
True or False
Mexico is home to a very rare rabbit called the volcano rabbit which lives near Mexican volcanoes.

True
True or False
The largest wildcat in North America is the Lion, which can be found in Mexico's southern jungles.

False-The largest wilcat in North America is the Jaguar
True or False
The first printing press in North America was used in Mexico City in 1540.

False-The second printing press
True or False
The border between Mexico and the United States is the First largest border in the world.

False-Second largest border in the world
True or False
Mexico is second only to Brazil in the number of Catholic citizens.

True
True or False
Mexican children do not receive presents on Christmas Day. They receive gifts on January 6.

True
True or False
Mexico is located in the “Ring of Fire,” one of the earth’s most violent earthquake and volcano zones.

True
True or False
The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog and is named for a Mexican state.
True or False
Mexico’s size is 756,068 square miles, which is almost three times larger than Texas.

False-Mexixo's size is 756,066
True or False
Only ten countries in the world have a larger population than Mexico’s 109,955,400 million people.

True
True or False
Mexico City has the lowest elevation and is oldest city in North America.

False-Mexico City has the highest elevation
True or False
Mexico is the 20th largest country in the world by total area.

False-Mexico is the 14th
True or False
One unusual Mayan weapon was a “hornet bomb,” which was an actual hornet’s nest thrown at enemies during battle.

True
True or False
The Aztecs played ritual ball game known as tlachtli in which the losers were often sacrificed to the gods.

True
True or False
While bullfighting is Mexico's national sport, fútbol (soccer in the U.S.) is currently more popular.

True
True or False
Texas was a Mexican province which declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, resulting in war with the United States (1836-1839).

False-1826-1838
True or False
The Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico was named one of the new Eight Wonders of the World.

False-Chichen Itza named one of the Seven Wonder of the Word
True or False
There are over 300,000 different species of plants and animal in Mexico.

False-There are over 200,000
True or False
Violent crimes are a serious problem in Mexico due to drug-trafficking and gang violence. The homicide rate is 11 in 100,000 people.

True
True or False
Just under 4% of people are unemployed in Mexico, but over 20% of people are underemployed (in very low paid jobs).

True
True or False
Mexico receives over 30 million tourists every year!

False-Mexico receives over 20 million
True or False
About one fourth United States citizens live in Mexico.

False-About one million
True or False
Almost 90% of the population identify themselves as Christians.

False-Identify themselves as Roman Catholic
True or False
There are about 50,000 Jews in Mexico.

False-There are about 40,000
True or False
Mexico’s most popular sport is soccer (football). It is believed that Cornish miners introduced the sport in the late 1700′s.

False-Introduced the sport in the late 1800's
True or False
Bullfighting is very popular in Mexico.

True
True or False
The literacy rate in Mexico is almost 56%.

False-98%
True or False
Swine flu (also called the H1N1 virus) originated in Mexico.

True
True or False
Rodolfo Neri Vela was the first Mexican in space.

True
True or False
One of the best known Mexican athletes is golfer Lorena Ochoa.

True
True or False
Chocolate, tacos, enchiladas, burritos and tamales did not come from Mexico.(Did come from Mexico)

False-Did come from Mexico
True or False
Spanish is the main language spoken in Mexico (by 97% of the population).

True
True or False
There are about 300 television stations in Mexico.

False-There are about 236
True or False