Mardi Gras Quiz

Take this quiz on trivia about Mardi Gras celebration history, traditions, and parades.

Quiz

Take this quiz on trivia about Mardi Gras celebration history, traditions, and parades.

1. "Mardi Gras" actually means:

  • "Spring Welcome"
  • "Merry Times"
  • "Fat Tuesday"

2. The religious name for Mardi Gras is:

  • Whitsunday
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Pre-Lent

3. In New Orleans, La., Mardi Gras celebrations are centered around this famous neighborhood:

  • Latin Quarter
  • French Quarter
  • Sin City

4. New Orleans and Mardi Gras are often associated with this type of music:

  • jazz
  • French folk songs
  • opera

5. Many Mardi Gras events are organized by private clubs known as:

  • brotherhoods
  • fraternities
  • krewes

6. King Cakes are a popular Mardi Gras tradition. Inside the cake is hidden a:

  • silver dollar
  • treasure-hunt map
  • plastic baby

7. The Mardi Gras colors are:

  • red, white, and blue, representing the American flag
  • white and gold, the colors of the French imperial navy
  • purple, green, and gold, in honor of the Russian royal family

8. The young of all ages line the Mardi Gras parade route hoping to catch special coins tossed from the floats. The coins are known as:

  • doubloons
  • Mardi Gras pennies
  • centimes

9. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Mardi Gras celebration is known as:

  • Mardi Gras
  • Brazil Day
  • Carnival

10. This relatively small country features one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the world:

  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Your Results:

1. "Mardi Gras" actually means:
"Fat Tuesday"

2. The religious name for Mardi Gras is:
Shrove Tuesday

3. In New Orleans, La., Mardi Gras celebrations are centered around this famous neighborhood:
French Quarter

4. New Orleans and Mardi Gras are often associated with this type of music:
jazz

5. Many Mardi Gras events are organized by private clubs known as:
krewes

6. King Cakes are a popular Mardi Gras tradition. Inside the cake is hidden a:
plastic baby

7. The Mardi Gras colors are:
purple, green, and gold, in honor of the Russian royal family

8. The young of all ages line the Mardi Gras parade route hoping to catch special coins tossed from the floats. The coins are known as:
doubloons

9. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Mardi Gras celebration is known as:
Carnival

10. This relatively small country features one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the world:
Trinidad and Tobago

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