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Grade 8 The Americas
When is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated in the United States?
  1. September 1st - October 1st
  2. September 15th - October 15th
  3. October 1st - November 1st
  4. October 15th - November 15th
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the name of the Aztec capital city?
  1. Texcoco
  2. Tlacopan
  3. Purepecha
  4. Tenochtitlan
Grade 6 Latin America and Caribbean
The ancient Mayans lived in what modern day part of the world?
  1. Central America and Mexico
  2. Southwest United States
  3. South America
  4. Caribbean
Grade 6 Canada
What is Canada's legislature called?
  1. Justin Trudeau
  2. Constitution
  3. The Canadian Government
  4. Parliament
Grade 8 The Americas
Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, which federal court did Sonia Sotomayor sit on?
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  2. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  3. U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  4. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Grade 8 The Americas
Grade 8 The Americas
Which famous Puerto Rican singer is often referred to as the "Queen of Salsa"?
  1. Celia Cruz
  2. Shakira
  3. Gloria Estefan
  4. Selena Quintanilla
Grade 8 The Americas
From which U.S. state did Sonia Sotomayor originate?
  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Texas
  4. Florida
Grade 8 The Americas
Which Hispanic American astronaut became the first Latinx person to travel to space?
  1. Ellen Ochoa
  2. José Hernández
  3. Franklin Chang-Díaz
  4. John L. Phillips
Grade 8 The Americas
Grade 8 The Americas
What notable distinction did Sonia Sotomayor achieve upon her appointment to the Supreme Court?
  1. First female Justice
  2. First African American Justice
  3. First Hispanic Justice
  4. First openly LGBTQ+ Justice
Grade 8 The Americas
Grade 8 The Americas
Who was the first Hispanic American to serve as a United States Supreme Court Justice?
  1. Sonia Sotomayor
  2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  3. Elena Kagan
  4. Clarence Thomas
Grade 8 The Americas
Which Ivy League university did Sonia Sotomayor attend for her undergraduate studies?
  1. Harvard University
  2. Yale University
  3. Princeton University
  4. Columbia University
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