New Orleans, Louisiana Quiz
What building in New Orleans is the World's largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by poles?
- The Louisiana Superdome opened in 1975.
The first European settlers in New Orleans were from what country?
- Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville founded New Orleans in 1718.
Caf du Monde in the French Quarter is famous for serving what pastry dusted with powdered sugar?
- Caf du Monde serves beignets and caf au lait spiced with chicory 24 hours a day.
Which of the following Universities is not located in New Orleans?
- Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Some of the oak trees in City Park are over 600 years old.
What street in the French Quarter is a popular tourist attraction famous for its night-life, lined with bars, cabarets, and restaurants?
- Bourbon Street was originally a high-end residential street in the center of New Orleans, named for the French Royal family, the House of Bourbon.
What music festival has taken place in New Orleans every spring since 1970?
- A spontaneous concert by Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson at the 1970 Heritage Festival in New Orleans initiated what is known as "Jazz Fest" today.
What famous New Orleans festival, also called "Fat Tuesday," is celebrated with parades, costumes, and beads?
- Formally known as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras has long been a time of extravagant fun. It is the last day for Catholics to indulge-and often overindulge-before Ash Wednesday starts the sober weeks of fasting that come with Lent.
What hurricane struck New Orleans in 2005, displacing a million people and killing almost 1,800?
- When levees in New Orleans were breached, 80% of the city was submerged by the flooding. About 20% of its 500,000 citizens were trapped in the city without power, food, or drinking water.
What famous cathedral is located in the Place John II neighborhood of the historic French Quarter?
- St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States.