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Louisiana Trivia Questions

posted Nov 9, 2013, 10:12 PM by Simon Nguyen
This Louisiana trivia quiz has 12 multiple choice questions. Answers to the Louisiana trivia questions can be found at the end of the quiz. Happy reading, sha!

1. What is the official nickname for the state of Louisiana?
a) Bayou State b) Child of the Mississippi c) Pelican State d) Sportsman's Paradise

2. The capital city of Louisiana is ________.
a) New Orleans b) Baton Rouge c) Lafayette d) Metairie

3. The U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory (which included the state) from France. Who was the French ruler(s) at that time?
a) Napoleon Bonaparte b) The Directory c) King Louis XVIII d) None of these

4. True or False. Louisiana is one of the five U.S. states that border the Gulf of Mexico.

5. On August 29, 2005, a deadly hurricane made landfall in Louisiana causing significant damages and losses of lives in the Gulf States. What is the name of this hurricane?
a) Andrew b) Rita c) Sandy d) Katrina

6. Asians have a small but significant presence in Louisiana. According to the U.S. Census, which ethnic group has the biggest population among Asians in the state?
a) Koreans b) Vietnamese c) Chinese d) Indians e) Other

7. The two biggest industries in Louisiana are agriculture (included fishing) and ________.
a) Tourism b) Energy c) Film production d) Financial services

8. True or False. Lafayette was previously the capital city of Louisiana.

9. In Louisiana, counties are called ________.
a) Provinces b) Locales c) Parishes d) Towns

10. New Orleans, Louisiana's largest city, is famous for its unique Mardi Gras celebrations. Mardi Gras is a French term for ________.
a) Fat Tuesday b) Super Tuesday c) March Madness

11. Christianity is the predominant religion in Louisiana. What is the largest Christian denomination?
a) Southern Baptists b) United Methodists c) Mormons d) Roman Catholics

12. True or False. New Orleans is several feet below sea level, which makes it vulnerable to flooding caused by hurricanes.

Answer key:
1)c 2)b 3)a 4)True 5)d 6)b 7)b 8)False 9)c 10)a 11)d 12)True

Classifications: # of correct answers
10-12 Master, 7-9 Expert, 4-6 Intermediate, 0-3 Novice