Pop Quiz for Parents (and other visitors)
Nombre_____________________
(If the item is not multiple choice, write the answer in the blank.)

______1) If the Hispanic population of the U.S. were considered to be a country of its own, where would the size of its economy rank among the nations of the world?
a) 9th b) 11th c) 15th d) 21st

______2) In Texas in 2005, what was the most common name given to male babies?

______3) What is the language of the number one ranked radio station in metropolitan New York City?

______4) According to Census estimates, when will Hispanics become the largest minority group in the US?
a) they already are b) before 2010 c) between 2010 and 2020 d) after
2020

______5) What language are about 40 members of the US House and Senate currently studying in organized classes at the Capitol (probably in an effort to improve their reelection prospects?)

______6) As of 2004, how many Hispanics lived in the US?
a) 23 million b) 41.3 million c) 44 million d) 51 million

_____7) After Mexico City, what city in the world is in 2nd place with
respect to the number of Mexicans who live there?

_____8) Which of the following classical motion picture stars was actually Hispanic?
a) Mary Pickford b) Helen Hayes c) Bette Davis d) Rita Hayworth

_____9) What fraction of Hispanic families in the US do not speak Spanish?
a) one eighth b) one fifth c) one third d) one half

_____10) What percentage of pages on the Internet worldwide are in Spanish?
a) 1.5 b) 5.5 c) 9.5 d) 14.5

_____11) What will the purchasing power of US Hispanics be in the year 2010?
a) $10 billion b) $32 billion c) $55 billion d) $1 trillion

_____12) Which Hispanic artist reached the top of the US pop charts in 1999 with a CD named after the artist?

_____13) Among the countries of the world, where does the U.S. rank in terms of its number of Spanish speakers?
a) 3rd b) 5th c) 7th d) 9th

 

Answers:
1) b - 11th
2) José
3) Spanish
4) a) they already are
5) Spanish
6) b – 41.3 million
7) Los Angeles, Calif.
8) d - Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino)
9) c - one-third
10) a- 1.5 percent
11) d - $1 trillion
12) Ricky Martín
13) a - 3rd

Sources:
Dave Shelley as posted on FLTeach: http://listserv.buffalo.edu/cgi-in/wa?A2=ind9908&L=FLTEACH&P=R104439&I=-3
US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: http://www.ushcc.com/res-statistics.html
infoplease: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0933692.html

 

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