Test your knowledge: Part 2 of our Hispanic Heritage Month quiz

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Picking up where we left off last week, Editor Jeff D’Alessio recruited a second panel of community members to come up with one multiple-choice Hispanic Heritage Month-themed trivia question apiece.

Sin trampas. (English translation: No cheating).

Jessica Alvarez

Jessica Alvarez

1. Parkland College police officer JESSICA ALVAREZ asks: Which U.S. president extended Hispanic Heritage Week to Hispanic Heritage Month?

a) Ronald Reaganb) Lyndon Johnsonc) Bill Clintond) Barack Obama

Tamara Llano

Tamara Llano

2. Judah Christian preschool and elementary Principal TAMARA LLANO asks: When a Cuban says they are going to eat “old clothes,” which Cuban dish are they referring to?

a) Mofongob) Lechonc) Tacosd) Ropa Vieja

Adrian Burgos Jr.

Adrian Burgos Jr.

3. UI history Professor ADRIAN BURGOS JR., author of the book “Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos and the Color Line,” asks: Who was the first Latino player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

a) Orestes “Minnie” Miñosob) Martin Dihigoc) Roberto Clemented) Luis Tiant

Lorena Camacho

Lorena Camacho

4. LORENA CAMACHO, a bilingual kindergarten teacher at Champaign’s International Prep Academy, asks: Who was the first Hispanic-Latinx to become an astronaut with NASA?

a) Chang Diaz (Costa Rica)

b) Ellen Ochoa (Mexican descent)c) Sally Ride (Los Angeles)d) Fernando Caldeiro (Argentine descent)

Omar Martinez

Omar Martinez

5. OMAR MARTINEZ, an accountant at Arthur’s McGuire, Yuhas, Huffman and Buckley, asks: Besides Spanish, what is the most common language spoken in Mexico?

a) Mayab) English

c) Nahuatld) Mixtec

Illyanna Lopez

Illyanna Lopez

6. Jefferson Middle School teacher and Champaign Central dance coach ILLYANNA LOPEZ asks: What percentage of teachers in the United States are Hispanic?

a) 5 percentb) 7 percentc) 9 percent

d) 11 percent

Karina Cancel

Karina Cancel

7. KARINA CANCEL, district family community liaison for Rantoul City Schools, asks: At the 34th Academy Awards, she made history as the first Latina to win an Oscar. Who is she?

a) Sandra Cisnerosb) Rita Morenoc) Isabel Allended) Sonia Sotomayor

Mariana Ortega

Mariana Ortega

8. MARIANA ORTEGA, director of the UI’s La Casa Cultural Latina, asks: What year was La Casa founded?

a) 1992b) 1995c) 1974d) 1970

Aylen Martinez Hernandez

Aylen Martinez Hernandez

9. Champaign’s AYLEN MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ, a Spanish native speaker and teacher, asks: Which was the first Spanish-speaking country in Latin America to have television and the second in the world after the U.S. to broadcast color TV?

a) Argentinab) Venezuelac) Cubad) México

Manny Rodriguez

Manny Rodriguez

10. MANNY RODRIGUEZ, dean of math, sciences and health professions at Danville Area Community College, asks: Which Hispanic songwriter and playwright holds the highest number of Tony nominations for a Broadway play they created?

a) Luis Alfarob) Lin-Manuel Mirandac) Quiara Alegría Hudesd) María Irene Fornes

Maria Gonzalez

Maria Gonzalez

11. MARIA GONZALEZ, a visiting teacher in Champaign’s Unit 4 school district, asks: What important book in the Spanish literature is the most translated to other languages?

a) “La casa de Bernarda Alba,” by Federico García Lorcab) “La vida es sueño,” by Calderón de la Barcac) “Don Quijote de la Mancha,” by Miguel de Cervantesd) “La sombra del viento,” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Isabel Molina Guzman

Isabel Molina Guzman

12. UI professor of communication and Latina/Latino Studies ISABEL MOLINA-GUZMAN, the daughter of Puerto Rican and Dominican immigrant parents, asks: What is the official national animal of Puerto Rico?

a) Coqui Frog

b) Caiman Crocodilec) Green Iguanad) Puerto Rican Amazon Parrot

Martha Jacobson

Martha Jacobson

13. Parkland Employment/Employee Relations Manager MARTHA JACOBSON asks: This Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree served as the former president of the University of Texas at Brownville, becoming the first Mexican American woman to lead a college or university in the U.S. Who was she?

a) Dolores Huertab) Susana Rivera-Mills

c) Juliet V. Garciad) Catherine Cortez Masto

Nidia Ruedas-Gracia

Nidia Ruedas-Gracia

14. Mexican American NIDIA RUEDAS-GRACIA, a former first-generation college student who’s now a UI assistant professor in educational psychology, asks: Where was Dolores Huerta, Mexican American labor activist and civil rights leader, raised as a child?

a) Chicagob) Yuma, Ariz.c) Stockton, Calif.

d) Dawson, N.M.

Lizbeth Hernandez

Lizbeth Hernandez

15. Puerto Rico native LIZBETH HERNANDEZ, a receptionist in the Rantoul City Schools district office, asks: Who became the first Hispanic director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center?

a) Gloria Estefanb) Ellen Ochoac) Julia Alvarezd) Rita Moreno

Liliana Hanlon

Liliana Hanlon

16. LILIANA HANLON, a Spanish translator for the Urbana school district, asks: The National Autonomous University of Mexico (previously the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico) is the oldest institution of higher education in North America. What year was it founded?

a) 1693b) 1551c) 1636d) 1538

Nicole Perez

Nicole Perez

17. NICOLE PEREZ, a dual language teacher at Champaign’s International Prep Academy, asks: On which Caribbean island is the sole tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System?

a) Cubab) Dominican Republicc) Puerto Ricod) Bahamas

Carlos Carrillo

Carlos Carrillo (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

18. CARLOS CARRILLO, an associate professor of composition and theory in the UI School of Music, asks: Who was the first Hispanic American to win all four Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards?

a) Raul Juliab) Marc Anthonyc) Rita Morenod) Benicio del Toro

Darienne Ciuro Sanchez

Darienne Ciuro Sanchez

19. Urbana Middle School dual-language science teacher DARIENNE CIURO SANCHEZ asks: Who was the first of four players born in Cuba to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

a) Tony Olivab) Tony Perezc) Minnie Miñosod) Cristóbal Torriente

Antonio Sotomayor

Antonio Sotomayor

20. UI associate professor and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian ANTONIO SOTOMAYOR asks: Which executive residential palace is the oldest in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere?

a) Palacio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, 1522-26.

b) La Fortaleza/Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1533-40.c) Palacio de Gobierno, Lima, Peru, 1535.d) Palacio Virreinal de don Diego Colón, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1511-14.ANSWERS

1. a) Ronald Reagan.

2. d) Ropa Vieja.

3. c) Roberto Clemente.

4. a) Chang Diaz.

5. c) Nahuatl.

6. c) 9 percent.

7. b) Rita Moreno.

8. c) 1974.

9. c) Television debuted in Cuba in 1950; broadcast color TV followed in 1958.

10. b) Lin-Manuel Miranda.

11. c) “Don Quijote de la Mancha.”

12. a) Coqui Frog.

13. c) Juliet V. Garcia.

14. c) Stockton, Calif.

15. b) Ellen Ochoa.

16. b) 1551.

17. c) Puerto Rico.

18. c) Moreno.

19. b) Tony Perez.

20. b) La Fortaleza/Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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