Question 1: Where is the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument?
- New Mexico
Correct Answer: New Mexico
Fact: The monument preserves a complex of three Spanish missions—Quarai, Abó, and Gran Quivira—built in the 1600s. It is named for the salt deposits found in the region. Hence 'salinas,' which translates to 'salt mines.' The church ruins featured in our photo are found at Quarai.
Question 2: Which state has the largest Hispanic population?
- New York
Correct Answer: California
Fact: As of 2020, California is the state with the largest Hispanic and Latino population (15.9 million people) overall, while New Mexico is the state with the largest percentage of Hispanics and Latinos (47.7%, or over 1 million people).
Question 3: Name the first Hispanic person to serve on the Supreme Court.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Sonia Sotomayor
- Sylvia Garcia
Correct Answer: Sonia Sotomayor
Fact: This associate justice made history in 2009 by becoming the first woman of color and first Latina to serve on the Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor is also the third woman named to the bench.