The Chalmette Plantation off the Mississippi River is the site of an important battle in history – the battle of New Orleans. The intent of this battle was to separate Louisiana from the other states in the USA.
Louisiana Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
Besides being a huge producer of salt, there is also plenty of agriculture, and fishing activities to be proud of, all of which drive Louisiana’s economy.
Take a look at the following quiz and see if you can crack these questions!
1. Its largest city is New Orleans. What is the capital of Louisiana?
2. Which Louisiana parish is named for an assassinated U. S. president?
3. What natural phenomenon threatens Baton Rouge because of its closeness to the coastline?
4. What is the highest elevation in Louisiana?
5. Louisiana, instead of having counties, the state’s political subdivisions are called what?
6. What was the name of the hurricane that hit the Louisiana Gulf Coast on October 5, 2013?
7. What Olympic Games did Baton Rouge host in 1983?
8. Louisiana ranks where in petroleum production?
9. In 2001, the airport serving New Orleans changed its name to honor one of the city’s famous residents. What famous New Orleans personality is it now named for?
10. What is Louisiana’s largest parish by population?
11. Louisiana is the ___ state?
12. After hurricane Katrina, the majority of the population of New Orleans became what?
13. What is the state wildflower?
14. The state’s youngest parts formed during the last how many years?
15. What year did the Louisiana Purchase take place?
16. A great deal of Louisiana’s land was formed from sediment that got washed down which river?
17. Joan of Arc is sometimes called the “Maid of _____.” What Louisiana parish name could be placed in the blank?
18. What was the name of the hurricane that struck southwestern Louisiana on September 24, 2005?
19. Approximately how many miles inland is Baton Rouge from the closest point on the Gulf of Mexico?
20. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, What is now the State of Louisiana previously was a Spanish colony and a what?
21. After what war did the Battle of New Orleans begin?
22. Louisiana was the first site in the world where petroleum drilling was done, where?
23. Which street in the Faubourg Marigny district is well-known for its live music venues?
24. In 1915, what did Louisiana do in regard to the English language?
25. What is the capital of Louisiana?
26. Louisiana has more what than any other southern state?
27. What is the state reptile?
28. In august 1992, a hurricane struck south-central Louisiana, killing four people and knocking out power to how many people?
29. North Louisiana is primarily…?
30. Who or what was the state of Louisiana named after?
31. One northwest Louisiana parish has the same name as the last name of the first European explorer to see the Mississippi River. What is it?
32. When René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the territory for France, he called it La Louisiane, meaning what?
33. What is the meaning of “Baton Rouge”?
34. What famous type of music has its roots in Louisiana?
35. The oldest rocks in Louisiana date back to the early Tertiary Era, about how many years ago?
36. How many state songs does Louisiana have?
37. The origin of Louisiana’s salt domes can be traced back when the shallow ocean had what?
38. What is the state bird?
39. There are several hundred salt domes in the state; one of the most familiar is Avery Island is one of the more familiar salt domes, which are important as a source of salt and they serve as underground what?
40. Louisiana has a rich and colorful political history. Name the Louisiana governor that promised ‘a chicken in every pot.’
41. Louisiana’s southern coast is among the fastest-disappearing areas in the world due largely from human mismanagement of the what?
42. A southwest Louisiana parish has the same name as the last name of the man who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. What is it?
43. In Louisiana what is a frequent weather event common throughout the year?
44. The highest temperature recorded in the state is what?
45. What Baton Rouge newspaper was founded in 1842?
46. In the summer Louisiana is prone to frequent what?
47. What does the term “bayou” mean?
48. On what date did hurricane Isaac hit southeast Louisiana?
49. What is Louisiana’s state amphibian?
50. The Watson Brake mound site near present-day Monroe is what?
51. What is the state colors?
52. In 1528 a Spanish expedition led by Panfilo de Narváez located the what?
53. In what year did France make New Orleans the seat of civilian and military authority?
54. What future American President commanded American troops at The Battle of New Orleans?
55. According to the 1860 census, what percentage of the population were slaves?
56. One south Louisiana parish has the same name as the mother of Jesus. What is it?
57. During some of the Great Depression, Louisiana was led by Governor Huey Long who’s rule ended abruptly when he was what?
58. What is a well-known collegiate football team from Baton Rouge?
59. In August 2005, New Orleans and many other parts of the state were hit by the massive hurricane Katrina which caused widespread damage due to what?
60. The French Quarter is commonly referred to as the Vieux Carre. What does the phrase “Vieux Carre” literally mean in English?
61. Louisiana is the world’s biggest producer of what?
62. Where is the Louisiana State Fair held?
63. Which Louisiana port between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, on the Mississippi, is the largest volume shipping port in the Western Hemisphere and 4th largest in the world?
64. What style of architecture are most of the French Quarter’s buildings reminiscent of?
65. About how many Louisiana residents does the oil industry employ?
66. What game is played every year in the Superdome?
67. What building, located in New Orleans, is the oldest apartment building in the United States?
68. A central Louisiana parish has the same name as the last name of the Union General at the Civil War siege of Vicksburg. What is it?
69. What percentage of the total US natural gas reserves are in Louisiana?
70. Where is Louisiana’s geographic center?
71. New Orleans is near to the longest bridge in the US. What is it called?
72. What is the name of Louisiana’s longest bridge?
73. What is Source of Mississippi River?
74. Cajun people fled to Louisiana from where?
75. One Louisiana parish is named for the man who was president of the Confederate States of America. What is it?
76. Mardi Gras in New Orleans is famous all over the world for its parades and parties. Of course all that revelry and debauchery leads up to what Christian religious season?
77. What scale is used to measure the strength of a hurricane?
78. Which French-speaking ethnic group migrated from New France (Canada)?
79. What French settlers founded the city of New Orleans?
80. What kind of climate do Baton Rouge residents have to endure?
81. What type of cake is eaten during Mardi Gras?
82. What is the state fossil?
83. Which term is used in New Orleans for a submarine type sandwich?
84. What is the state gemstone?