New Mexico Lingo - It's A Thing! How Much Of It Do You Know?

This lingo shouldn't be new to you!

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"Jane the Virgin" via CBS Television Distribution
 Mar 08, 2019
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Question: 1/19Pick Your Answer!


Even if you’re skeptical, you better watch out for a potential alien abduction in _____!
Roswell
Las Cruces
Carlsbad

Question: 2/19Pick Your Answer!


They’re _____, not luminarias! Get with the program, people!
lanterns
farolitos
candles

Question: 3/19Pick Your Answer!


Some of the best skiing in the world can be found in New Mexico’s very own _____.
Gallup
Hobbs
Taos

Question: 4/19Pick Your Answer!


If you’re hungry for a burger, you can find a _____ on every other corner in the state. SO GOOD.
Blake’s
Culver’s
Hardee's

Question: 5/19Pick Your Answer!


When you’re driving through New Mexico, you better be prepared to dodge _____!
hushpuppies
tumbleweeds
buckeyes

Question: 6/19Pick Your Answer!


Weather report! August marks the start of _____ Season in New Mexico!
Monsoon
Mudslide
Wildfire

Question: 7/19Pick Your Answer!


Eat your heart out, Cinnabon — you’ve got nothing on _____!
Dunkin Donuts
Frontier Cafe
Voodoo Donut

Question: 8/19Pick Your Answer!


What kind of chile reigns supreme in New Mexico?
RED - duh!
GREEN - duh!
YELLOW - duh!

Question: 9/19Pick Your Answer!


It might not be snowy, but you can sled the dunes of _____ National Monument!
White Sands
Grey Rocks
Black Pebbles

Question: 10/19Pick Your Answer!


Other states call them a wash or a gulch during monsoon season, but they’re known as _____ in New Mexico!
Arroyo
Adobe
Agape

Question: 11/19Pick Your Answer!


Is New Mexican food the same as Tex-Mex food?
UM?
YES!
NO!

Question: 12/19Pick Your Answer!


The Pit is where the _____ play, not the thing at the center of a peach!
Lions
Lakers
Lobos

Question: 13/19Pick Your Answer!


Some states have to worry about Big Foot, but in New Mexico you need to watch out for the _____ instead! Scary!
Befana
Chupacabra
Krampus

Question: 14/19Pick Your Answer!


New Mexicans love their spicy food. It’s not breakfast unless there’s some kind of salsa or hot sauce to go with their _____.
crepes
grits
huevos

Question: 15/19Pick Your Answer!


New Mexicans know their music festivals. They all probably think _____ is way better than Burning Man!
Lollapalooza
Zozobra
Bonnaroo

Question: 16/19Pick Your Answer!


New Mexicans like to say “_____, bye!” Instead of “goodbye”.
Bueno
Adios
Chow

Question: 17/19Pick Your Answer!


What style of architecture is incredibly popular in New Mexico?
Baroque
Adobe
Tudor

Question: 18/19Pick Your Answer!


Which amazing event takes place in Albuquerque in October?
International Balloon Fiesta
International Halloween Parade
The Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Party

Question: 19/19Pick Your Answer!


If you ask us our humble opinion, the rest of the Southwest has nothing on the _____!
Land of Enchantment
Land of Lincoln
Land of Opportunity
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What a great state New Mexico is, if we do say so ourselves! Whether you're a local who's still a bit new to NM or you're a longtime local, we think you'll really enjoy this trivia quiz that will put your knowledge of your state to the ultimate test! Do you think your NM IQ is really high enough to pass... or even better, to get a perfect score? We'll just see about that! Here’s your chance to prove you know everything there is to know about New Mexico lingo, slang, food, culture, geography, history, and more! Have you ever heard of the alien abduction stories in Roswell before? Do you know what farolitos are? Have you ever gone skiing in Taos? Do you love the burgers at Blake’s? Do you know how to successfully dodge tumbleweed when driving down the road? Do you know when monsoon season begins? Do you love the pastries at Frontier Cafe? Are you slightly obsessed with green chiles? Have you ever sled the dunes of White Sands National Monument? Do you know what an arroyo is or what adobe is? Do you know the difference between New Mexican food and Tex Mex food? Have you ever gone to a game at The Pit to see the Lobos play? Do you believe in the Chupacabra? Do you know what Zozobra is? Have you ever said “Bueno, bye” before? Have you ever attended the hot air balloon festival? Are you proud to hail from the Land of Enchantment? Great! Prove your love for NM now!