80+ Louisiana Trivia Questions and Answers

Louisiana is America’s 25th most populous and 31st most vast state. It lies in the southeastern region where it borders Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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

Louisiana is home to a number of incredibly famous personalities such as  Jerry Lee Lewis, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis Armstrong, Reese Witherspoon, Peyton Manning, and Tyler Perry.

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?

Baton Rouge


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?

Driskill Mountain, at 535 feet above sea level.


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?

Special Olympics


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?

Louis Armstrong


10. What is Louisiana’s largest parish by population?

East Baton Rouge Parish


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?

Louisiana iris


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?

60 miles


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?

French colony.


21. After what war did the Battle of New Orleans begin?

War of 1812


22. Louisiana was the first site in the world where petroleum drilling was done, where?

Over water


23. Which street in the Faubourg Marigny district is well-known for its live music venues?

Frenchmen Street


24. In 1915, what did Louisiana do in regard to the English language?

Made it the only official language of the state


25. What is the capital of Louisiana?

Baton Rouge


26. Louisiana has more what than any other southern state?


27. What is the state reptile?

American alligator


28. In august 1992, a hurricane struck south-central Louisiana, killing four people and knocking out power to how many people?

Nearly 150,000.


29. North Louisiana is primarily…?

Rural and Protestant


30. Who or what was the state of Louisiana named after?

Louis XIV, King of France.


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?

“Land of Louis”


33. What is the meaning of “Baton Rouge”?

Red stick


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?

60 million


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?

High rates of evaporation.


38. What is the state bird?

Brown pelican


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?

Traps for oil and gas


40. Louisiana has a rich and colorful political history. Name the Louisiana governor that promised ‘a chicken in every pot.’

Huey Long


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?

114 °F in Plain Dealing on August 10, 1936.


45. What Baton Rouge newspaper was founded in 1842?

The Advocate


46. In the summer Louisiana is prone to frequent what?



47. What does the term “bayou” mean?

Slow-moving river


48. On what date did hurricane Isaac hit southeast Louisiana?

August 28–29, 2012


49. What is Louisiana’s state amphibian?

Green Tree Frog

50. The Watson Brake mound site near present-day Monroe is what?

11-mound complex built by Indians.


51. What is the state colors?

Blue, white, and gold


52. In 1528 a Spanish expedition led by Panfilo de Narváez located the what?

The mouth of the Mississippi River.


53. In what year did France make New Orleans the seat of civilian and military authority?

In 1722


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?

Nearly 47%


56. One south Louisiana parish has the same name as the mother of Jesus. What is it?

St. Mary


57. During some of the Great Depression, Louisiana was led by Governor Huey Long who’s rule ended abruptly when he was what?

Assassinated in the state capitol in 1935.


58. What is a well-known collegiate football team from Baton Rouge?

LSU Tigers


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?

Breaching of levees and flooding.


60. The French Quarter is commonly referred to as the Vieux Carre. What does the phrase “Vieux Carre” literally mean in English?

Old Square


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?

The Port of South Louisiana


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?

Sugar Bowl


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?

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway


73. What is Source of Mississippi River?

Lake Itasca


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?

Saffir-Simpson Scale


78. Which French-speaking ethnic group migrated from New France (Canada)?



79. What French settlers founded the city of New Orleans?

Iberville and Bienville


80. What kind of climate do Baton Rouge residents have to endure?



81. What type of cake is eaten during Mardi Gras?

King Cake


82. What is the state fossil?

Petrified palmwood


83. Which term is used in New Orleans for a submarine type sandwich?



84. What is the state gemstone?



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