Can You Decipher These 12 New Mexico Slang Terms?

Do you think that you can quickly decipher 12 New Mexico slang terms? Keep in mind these are terms only a true citizen of New Mexico could know well!
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In New Mexico, what are "farolitos?"
Tea bags
Small brown bags filled with sand
Small jars filled with lights
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If you see a "luminaria" in New Mexico, what are you viewing?
A luminary candle
A sidewalk bonfire
A trashcan bonfire
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In New Mexico, what is a "ristra?"
Dried food
Dried rice
Dried chiles
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If you're walking near a "portal" in Mexico, what are you walking near?
A window
A porch
A driveway
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Ceremonial spaces in New Mexico are known as....
Viga
Kiva
Christmas spaces
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A delectable union of anise and lard is known as a....
Kiva
Peppito
Biscochito
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Which city is also known as "Duke City" in New Mexico?
Albuquerque
Santa Fe
Taos
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What do the New Mexico locals refer to as "Sunport?"
The airport
The mall
Albuquerque
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What do citizens from New Mexico refer to as "LA?"
Los Angeles
Los Alamos
Lost Albuquerque
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When a citizen of New Mexico refers to "Tamalewood" what are they referring to?
The film industry
The food industry
The clothing industry
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What sport do the 'topes play?
Basketball
Football
Baseball
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What happens if you order your food "Christmas style" in New Mexico?
It will be smothered in chile sauce and jalepeno peppers
It will be smothered in hot sauce and avocado slices
It will be smothered in red and green chile sauce
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're a bit of a novice when it comes to the slang of New Mexico. While you may have an inkling as to what a few of these slang terms mean, you're far from an expert just yet.

C+, New Mexico Novice

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're a true natural when it comes to the slang of New Mexico. It's obvious that you're pretty open when it comes to culture and language!

B+, New Mexico Natural

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Based on the results of this quiz, you have a true mastery of New Mexico slang! It's obvious that you love studying other cultures, traveling, and understanding places other than your hometown. Kudos for being so cultured!

A+, New Mexico Master

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1
In New Mexico, what are "farolitos?"
Tea bags
Small brown bags filled with sand
Small jars filled with lights
2
If you see a "luminaria" in New Mexico, what are you viewing?
A luminary candle
A sidewalk bonfire
A trashcan bonfire
3
In New Mexico, what is a "ristra?"
Dried food
Dried rice
Dried chiles
4
If you're walking near a "portal" in Mexico, what are you walking near?
A window
A porch
A driveway
5
Ceremonial spaces in New Mexico are known as....
Viga
Kiva
Christmas spaces
6
A delectable union of anise and lard is known as a....
Kiva
Peppito
Biscochito
7
Which city is also known as "Duke City" in New Mexico?
Albuquerque
Santa Fe
Taos
8
What do the New Mexico locals refer to as "Sunport?"
The airport
The mall
Albuquerque
9
What do citizens from New Mexico refer to as "LA?"
Los Angeles
Los Alamos
Lost Albuquerque
10
When a citizen of New Mexico refers to "Tamalewood" what are they referring to?
The film industry
The food industry
The clothing industry
11
What sport do the 'topes play?
Basketball
Football
Baseball
12
What happens if you order your food "Christmas style" in New Mexico?
It will be smothered in chile sauce and jalepeno peppers
It will be smothered in hot sauce and avocado slices
It will be smothered in red and green chile sauce