No, It’s Not Nonsense, It’s New Mexico Slang! How Much Do YOU Know?

Are you a New Mexico novice or expert?

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 Oct 12, 2019
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Question: 1/19Pick Your Answer!


New Mexico is home to the largest _____ festival in the world!
live music
hot air ballon
taco

Question: 2/19Pick Your Answer!


Which New Mexico region is famous for a reported UFO crash?
Roswell
Sedona
Area 51

Question: 3/19Pick Your Answer!


New Mexico drivers sometimes have to be on the lookout for which of these annoying items blowing across the highway?
Hay
Cacti
Tumbleweed

Question: 4/19Pick Your Answer!


Which of these delicious New Mexico dishes is made from chunks of pork marinated in red Chile sauce?
Carne adovada
Posole
Calabacitas

Question: 5/19Pick Your Answer!


Yeah that's right, ______ is actually from New Mexico!
Yogi Bear
Smokey Bear
Pooh Bear

Question: 6/19Pick Your Answer!


If you’re going exploring in Carlsbad, what are you most likely looking at?
Volcanoes
Bridges
Caverns

Question: 7/19Pick Your Answer!


Despite it’s name, White Sands National Monument is a desert, not of sand, but of gleaming white _____.
pebbles
crystals
shells

Question: 8/19Pick Your Answer!


Fun fact! New Mexico actually has more _____ than it does people.
Cattle
Alligators
Moose

Question: 9/19Pick Your Answer!


New Mexico is called one of the _____ states, along with Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.
Bible Belt
Appalachian
Four Corner

Question: 10/19Pick Your Answer!


What in the world is “yucca”?
A plant
A pepper
A bird

Question: 11/19Pick Your Answer!


The New Mexican word _____ is used to describe a group of people, a town, or an architectural style.
Rojo
Pueblo
Adobo

Question: 12/19Pick Your Answer!


Tourists love to load up on iconic _____ jewelry.
Amber
Turquoise
Jade

Question: 13/19Pick Your Answer!


Yum, Bizcochitos are made with ________!
Anise and cinnamon
Nutmeg and allspice
Lemon and pepper

Question: 14/19Pick Your Answer!


Why were the words "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds" most famously uttered in New Mexico by J. Robert Oppenheimer?
The plague first started there
The atomic bomb was first detonated there
The chemical Agent Orange was invented there

Question: 15/19Pick Your Answer!


What does the Zia symbol represent on the New Mexican flag?
A cactus
The sun
The moon

Question: 16/19Pick Your Answer!


The fact that popular TV show ________ was filmed in New Mexico has drawn many tourists over the years.
The Sopranos
True Detective
Breaking Bad

Question: 17/19Pick Your Answer!


Do you know how to correctly spell New Mexico’s largest city?
A-L-B-U-Q-U-E-R-Q-U-E
A-L-B-A-Q-U-E-R-Q-I-E
A-L-B-U-C-K-E-R-Q-U-E

Question: 18/19Pick Your Answer!


Which of these is NOT a real New Mexico city?
Truth or Consequences
Elephant Butte
Burnt Porcupine

Question: 19/19Pick Your Answer!


Leave the Land of ______? No way! I love New Mexico way too much.
Enchantment
Mesmerism
White Sands
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Are you a tried and true New Mexico lover? Calling all New Mexico natives! See if you know more about New Mexico than most locals do with this tricky trivia test! Here’s your chance to prove you know everything there is to know about New Mexico lingo, slang, food, culture, geography, history, and more! Do you know that New Mexico has the largest hot air balloon festival in the entire world? Do you know the significance of Roswell and the reported UFO crash landing? Do you get annoyed anytime you are driving and some tumbleweed blows into the road? Did you grow up eating delicious Mexican food like carne adovada? These are just some of the fun and educational trivia questions that await you in this quiz. Whether you’re really from here or you’re just curious about this amazing place, we promise this tricky test will challenge you and be a fun few-minute escape from your hectic day! Do you think you have what it takes to breeze through these questions and get the coveted perfect score? Or will you get flustered and miss too many questions? Only one way to find out! All you need to do is hit the play button now and get ready to put your brainpower to the test. This mental escape is just what you need! Don’t forget — no cheating. We think you’ll come out of this quiz much smarter and with a greater appreciation for your background and where you come from. Good luck!