41 Louisiana Trivia Questions and Answers

Louisiana is famous for its diverse cultural heritage, Creole and Cajun cuisine, Mardi Gras celebrations, and the birthplace of American blues. But how much do you know about it? This Louisiana trivia is about to put that to the test!

There are 4 fun-filled Louisiana trivia rounds to play, including questions on the state’s history, famous Louisianans, and a mega general knowledge round.

Plus, stay until the final round and learn 10 fascinating facts about Louisiana that will amaze and astound you in equal measure!

Ready to be quizzed on all things relating to Louisiana?

Here we go!

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General Louisiana Trivia Questions and Answers

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Louisiana is a state like no other. Its rich and colorfully diverse history of European, African, and Indigenous American cultures has resulted in a beautiful combination of lasting traditions, legendary music, and some of the best cuisines in the US. 

There are legions of wildlife, inspiring landscapes, and hundreds of annual festivals and celebrations, not forgetting the world-famous Mardi Gras!

Whether you’re linked to Louisiana by heritage, interest, or study, you’re sure to find this trivia valuable, with so much to learn and a lot of testing of that Louisiana trivia knowledge as you play through the rounds!

Ready to start?

Let’s go!

1: What is the largest city in Louisiana?
New Orleans.
2: What is Louisiana's official state nickname?
Pelican State.
3: Louisiana was named after King Louis XIV. Of which country was he, King?
4: What is the state capital?
Baton Rouge.
5: On October 5, 2013, Louisiana's Gulf Coast was hit by a hurricane of what name?
6: What is the Louisiana state bird?
Eastern brown pelican.
7: What sport do the New Orleans Pelicans play?
8: Which state borders Louisiana to the west?8: Which state borders Louisiana to the west?
9: What is the name of the Legally Blonde actress born in New Orleans on March 22, 1976?
Reese Witherspoon.
10: What caused an estimated 41,000 New Orleans residents to die between 1817 and 1905?
Yellow Fever.
11: On average, how many days per year will include a thunderstorm; of varying severity?
12: Serious colonization of Louisiana by which country began in 1702?
13: In what year were the first two enslaved Africans brought to Louisiana?
14: What is the state abbreviation?
15: Which state borders Louisiana to the east?
16: Why are people laid to rest in above-ground tombs in New Orleans instead of a traditional underground burial?
Water levels are so high that there's a risk of bodies resurfacing!
17: Which legendary TV host, comedian, actress, writer, and producer was born in Metairie, LA, on January 26, 1958?
Ellen DeGeneres.
18: How many counties are in Louisiana?
19: What caused 80% of New Orleans to flood on August 29, 2005?
Hurricane Katrina.

History of Louisiana Trivia Questions and Answers

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Louisiana was admitted as the 18th state to the union in 1812, yet this is a relatively simple chapter when we consider the history of Louisiana previous and post this. 

France took ownership of this state, but many flags have flown over the land since the 1600s, resulting in various cultural heritages and traditions.

By 1860, Louisiana was a rich agricultural area, with blooming cotton plantations and subsequent extensive use of slavery. Rapid industrialization came after the second world war. 

Racial conflict, flourishing industries, and international ownership over the centuries mean there’s a lot to discuss in this Louisiana trivia round!

Let’s go!

1: In what year was the first Mardi Gras parade held in New Orleans?
2: What city became the capital of Louisiana in 1723?
New Orleans.
3: The mouth of which river was discovered by Alvarez de Pineda in 1519?
4: Which country acquired Louisiana on November 3, 1762?
5: In what year was slavery abolished in Louisiana?
6: Which crop was first introduced to the state in 1723?
Sugar cane.
7: How many flags have flown over Louisiana's territories since 1682?
8: Along with Louisiana, which other state was the joint first to observe Christmas as a holiday in 1831?
9: By 1840, which Louisiana city had the biggest slave market in the US?
New Orleans.
10: Which infamous outlaws were ambushed and killed by police on May 23, 1934, near Sailes, LA?
Bonnie and Clyde.
11: What destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans on March 21, 1788?
12: In what year did Oscar Dunn become the first former slave and African American to be elected a Lieutenant Governor of the state?

Fascinating Facts about Louisiana Trivia Questions and Answers

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If you think you know all there is to know about Louisiana, you may be in for a shock!

The following 10 Louisiana trivia questions are sure to teach you a thing or two about the people, laws, history, and more relating to this truly interesting state.

Play on to discover how unique Louisiana really is and how much of a contribution it has made to the American psyche.

To avoid debate, each fact is cross-checked and up to date!

1: Today, only 3.5% of residents speak it, but what was once the dominant language of Louisiana?
2: What was the Louisiana Native Guard the first confederate to have?
African American officers.
3: If you bite someone in the state with natural teeth, this is deemed a simple assault. How is it considered if you bite someone with dentures?
Aggravated assault.
4: The first performance of what musical genre was made on May 22, 1796, at the Théâtre de la Rue St. Pierre in New Orleans?
5: Louisiana is the only state in the US to divide areas by what?
6: What is LaLaurie Mansion said to be?
The most haunted house in Louisiana.
7: How many alligators are there estimated to be living in Louisiana's swamps, bayous, and coastal marshes?
Over 2 million.
8: What is the name of the world's first indoor movie theater? It was built in New Orleans in 1896.
Vitascope Hall.
9: What type of music descends from New Orleans?
10: What is illegal to use on the sidewalk in Abbeville?
Roller Skates.

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