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 Department of Language, Literature, & Cultural Studies

Hispanic Heritage Month

 

2020 Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Knowledge Quiz

Sponsored by Bowie State University's Department of Language, Literature, & Cultural Studies and Office of Multicultural Programs and Services

Questions

  1. What is the name of the Afro-Cuban religion that mixes beliefs and customs of the Yoruba people with elements of Catholicism?
  2. In 1922, Adelina Otero was the first Hispanic woman to run for U.S. Congress. From which state was Otero?
  3. Mangú (boiled plantains mashed with butter and topped with sautéed red onions) is a traditional dish in which Caribbean country?
  4. Africa has three Spanish-speaking regions. Name the two Spanish city-states and one independent country that still use Spanish as their official language.
  5. ¿Qué autor dominicano-estadounidense ganó el premio Pulitzer de ficción por la novela The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao?

Submit Your Answers to Win

Submit answers to hsierra@bowiestate.edu by October 15, 2020.

  • 1st Place: $50 gift card for the BSU Bookstore
  • 2nd Place: $25 gift card for the BSU Bookstore
2020 Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Sponsored by Bowie State University's Department of Language, Literature, & Cultural Studies and Office of Multicultural Programs and Services

Academic

Write an essay that focuses on themes/issues related to Hispanic culture. Essays can be expository, argumentative, and/or research-oriented and can come from any discipline. Entries in English or Español are welcome.

  • First Place: $50 BSU Bookstore gift card
  • Second Place: $25 BSU Bookstore gift card

Creative

Write a poem, short story, script, graphic novel, or creative non-fiction piece that features Hispanic themes, issues, or characters. Entries in English or Español are welcome.

  • First Place: $50 BSU Bookstore gift card
  • Second Place: $25 BSU Bookstore gift card

Submit Your Work to Win

Email entries to Dr. Horacio Sierra at hsierra@bowiestate.edu by October 15, 2020.

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