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New Orleans, Louisiana

Test your knowledge about the history and culture of the Big Easy.

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Test your knowledge about the history and culture of the Big Easy.

1. What National Historic Park in New Orleans has the oldest collection of oak trees in the country?

  • French Quarter.
  • Canal Street.
  • City Park.
  • Jackson Square.

2. What street in the French Quarter is a popular tourist attraction famous for its night-life, lined with bars, cabarets, and restaurants?

  • Canal Street.
  • Bourbon Street.
  • Decatur Street.
  • Royal Street.

3. What music festival has taken place in New Orleans every spring since 1970?

  • Cajun-Zydeco Festival.
  • Mardi Gras.
  • Jazz Fest.
  • Essence Festival.

4. Café du Monde in the French Quarter is famous for serving what pastry dusted with powdered sugar?

  • Beignets.
  • Croissants.
  • Eclairs.
  • Scones.

5. What famous cathedral is located in the Place John II neighborhood of the historic French Quarter?

  • Cologne Cathedral.
  • Canterbury Cathedral.
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • St. Louis Cathedral.

6. The first European settlers in New Orleans were from what country?

  • Spain.
  • France.
  • England.
  • Denmark.

7. What hurricane struck New Orleans in 2005, displacing a million people and killing almost 1,800?

  • Hurricane Olga.
  • Hurricane Bob.
  • Hurricane Katrina.
  • Hurricane Rita.

8. What building in New Orleans is the World's largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by poles?

  • The Superdome.
  • Reliant Stadium.
  • The Millennium Dome.
  • Tropicana Field.

9. Which of the following Universities is not located in New Orleans?

  • Tulane University.
  • Loyola University.
  • Vanderbilt University.
  • Dillard University.

10. What famous New Orleans festival, also called "Fat Tuesday," is celebrated with parades, costumes, and beads?

  • Shrove Tuesday.
  • French Quarter Festival.
  • Spring Fiesta.
  • Mardi Gras.

1. What National Historic Park in New Orleans has the oldest collection of oak trees in the country?
City Park.

2. What street in the French Quarter is a popular tourist attraction famous for its night-life, lined with bars, cabarets, and restaurants?
Bourbon Street.

3. What music festival has taken place in New Orleans every spring since 1970?
Jazz Fest.

4. Café du Monde in the French Quarter is famous for serving what pastry dusted with powdered sugar?
Beignets.

5. What famous cathedral is located in the Place John II neighborhood of the historic French Quarter?
St. Louis Cathedral.

6. The first European settlers in New Orleans were from what country?
France.

7. What hurricane struck New Orleans in 2005, displacing a million people and killing almost 1,800?
Hurricane Katrina.

8. What building in New Orleans is the World's largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by poles?
The Superdome.

9. Which of the following Universities is not located in New Orleans?
Vanderbilt University.

10. What famous New Orleans festival, also called "Fat Tuesday," is celebrated with parades, costumes, and beads?
Mardi Gras.

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