What is Cinco de Mayo? - History & Facts


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Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on what day?

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1. What was the outcome of the Battle of Puebla?

2. Which of the following statements about Cinco de Mayo celebrations is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cinco de Mayo marks one of the most important battles in Mexico's history. Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of the battle fought that day, its results and the celebration of the holiday.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • Facts about the celebration of Cinco de Mayo
  • The Battle of Puebla and its significance
  • Mexico's invasion by Great Britain, Spain, and France in 1861

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding on which day Cinco de Mayo is celebrated
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Cinco de Mayo
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding why Mexico was invaded by Britain, Spain and France

Additional Learning

What is Cinco de Mayo? - History & Facts is a lesson that will teach you about this Mexican celebration. The covered objectives include:

  • Know who Benito Juarez was
  • Review Ignacio Zaragoza's role in the Battle of Puebla
  • Understand why Cinco de Mayo became widely celebrated in the U.S.