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History of Louisiana

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Louisiana.
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First submittedJune 24, 2017
Last updatedJune 29, 2017
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Who was President when the United States bought Louisiana from France in 1803?
Thomas Jefferson
Who was the leader of France that sold it?
Napoleon
What country controlled Louisiana from 1762-1800?
Spain
The Battle of New Orleans took place in January 1815. What war was that battle a part of?
War of 1812
Who was the victorious American general at that battle?
Andrew Jackson
What group of people settled in Louisiana after being exiled from eastern Canada in the 1700s?
Acadians (Cajuns)
What depression-era governor, nicknamed "Kingfish", was assassinated in 1935?
Huey Long
What hurricane devastated New Orleans in 2005?
Katrina
What stadium sheltered 10,000 people during that hurricane?
The Superdome
What company was responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010?
BP
What brand of hot sauce has been made by the McIlhenny Company of Avery Island since 1868?
Tabasco
What jazz trumpeter was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901?
Louis Armstrong
What day was declared an official state holiday in 1875?
Mardi Gras
What famous bank robbing couple were machine-gunned to death in Bienville Parish in 1934?
Bonnie and Clyde
What house in New Orleans has been the "ruin of many a poor girl", according to the folk song?
House of the
Rising Sun
What disease killed nearly 8,000 New Orleans residents during a 1853 outbreak?
Yellow Fever
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level 75
Jun 24, 2017
Um... do we really need to write "The" before Superdome? Shouldn't just writing "Superdome" work?
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level 20
Jun 24, 2017
Exactly what I was wondering.
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level ∞
Jun 25, 2017
Fixed sorry about that
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level 72
Jun 27, 2017
I was going to complain about the House of the Rising Sun being the ruin of many a poor boy, but turns out girl version is original!
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level 83
Jun 29, 2017
Why do neither Acadian nor Cajun work?
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level ∞
Jun 29, 2017
We'll accept the singular version now
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level 70
Jun 29, 2017
I knew the general from the Battle of New Orleans song -- so much fun. For some reason, I thought Mardi Gras but didn't type it because I thought it was a week, not a day.
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level 38
Aug 29, 2019
^ Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is, in reality, only one day. But I understand that, in Louisiana at least, the entire three day celebration is now called "Mardi Gras". In most other countries it's called Carnival/Carnavale.
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level 79
Feb 26, 2018
14/16 was good enough for four points and LEVEL 75!!! :)
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level 48
Feb 26, 2018
Good to see a quiz about my home state. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
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level 49
Feb 26, 2018
My home state, too (at least my birth state). Although I didn't try it for an answer I was curious to see if it would have accepted what many (most?) natives call the Superdome. All my relatives just call it 'Dome'.
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level 45
Feb 26, 2018
The U.S Didn't buy Louisiana. It is Called the Louisiana Purchase and it covers middle america
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level 45
Feb 26, 2018
Also How does France relate to Louisiana? Not tryin to be mean :D
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level 72
Aug 2, 2018
Try googling though.
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level 77
Feb 27, 2018
Why do you think it was called the Louisiana Purchase? What were they buying if not the territory called Louisiana that the state of Louisiana was then a part of?
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level 37
Feb 28, 2018
Actually not all the state of Louisiana was part of French Louisiana.
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level 38
May 2, 2018
And Louisiana was not part of the Louisiana Purchase?