Hispanic Heritage Quiz -- Answers 1. Both performers have Lebanese fathers. 2. In 1866, David Farragut was the first person to become an admiral in the U.S. Navy. He was born in 1801 to an American mother and a Spanish father. 3. Severo Ochoa shared the Nobel Prize in medicine with Arthur Hornberg. Ochoa became a U.S. citizen in 1956. 4. Born in Albuquerque,N.M., in 1888, Dennis Chavez became the first Hispanic elected to the U.S. Senate in 1936. 5. Quinn was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1915. 6. Venezuela. Mariah Careys father is from Venezuela as Hayworth's dad was from Spain. 7. Armando Christian Perez. 8. Rita Moreno, born in Puerto Rico as Rosa Dolores Alverio. 9. Potatoes originated in the highlands of South America between southern Peru and northeastern Bolivia. 10. Equatorial Guinea, called Spanish Guinea until its independence from Spain in 1968, is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa.