The New Orleans Quiz

Identify these things from the city of New Orleans.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
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First submittedJune 10, 2010
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Hurricane that struck in 2005
Most famous street
Bourbon Street
Neighborhood in which that street is located
French Quarter
NFL football team
New Orleans Saints
Most common nickname for the city
The Big Easy
Common four letter abbreviation for New Orleans
Most famous jazz musician (ever)
Louis Armstrong
New Orleans style fried shrimp sandwich
Po' Boy
New Orleans style powdered donut
Cafe famous for serving those donuts
Cafe du Monde
Person of Acadian French descent
Person of mixed European, Black and Native American heritage
Style of music played with a washboard for percussion
Saltwater lake that borders the city
Lake Pontchartrain
Louisiana equivalent of "county"
New Orleans translation of "who is that?"
Who dat?
New Orleans translation of "where are you?" or "how's it going?"
Where y'at
New Orleans term for a street median
Neutral Ground
Play by Tennessee Williams set in New Orleans
A Streetcar Named Desire
Historic neighborhood and name of an HBO drama
Popular soup often made with okra
Level 20
Jun 28, 2013
Yeah only people from New Orleans would know these, I only got 2 right because they were common sense, lol.
Level 83
Mar 13, 2018
Never been to New Orleans. Got everything guessed over 40%
Level 62
Mar 17, 2018
I got 18 and I've never been within 500 miles of New Orleans. I have watched the HBO series Treme, which is excellent and really added to my knowledge.
Level 82
May 13, 2021
I'm from the UK and I got 10, but mostly from studying Louisiana French as a linguistics topic.
Level 75
Jun 8, 2014
Just there last year and couldn't get Bourbon Street - got Beale St. from Memphis stuck in my head and it just wouldn't move over.
Level 75
Mar 18, 2018
BTW, the Garden District is my favorite part of the city and it didn't even get a mention.
Level 48
Apr 16, 2016
The shrimp poboy is my least favorite type. I prefer the pork. Have to kick myself for missing NOLA; 50 years removed from Louisiana, but at least I should have remembered from a restaurant in Los Angeles named NOLA.
Level 49
Feb 12, 2017
Is that what everyone else calls Neutral Ground? I thought that term was universal...
Level 59
Mar 23, 2018
Haha nope, never heard this term used before taking this quiz. Native to the US but definitely not New Orleans.
Level 59
Jan 20, 2021
my son goes to school in Nola. I never heard of neutral ground until he went there. We just call it median or median strip or island.
Level 88
Aug 12, 2017
"Suddenly, Last Summer" is another Williams play that takes place in New Orleans.
Level 87
Aug 23, 2017
How about a little leniency on A Streetcar Named Desire. It won't take "Streetcar Named Desire" without the "A."
Level 85
Aug 24, 2017
Interesting, I just put in Streetcar and it popped right in.
Level 49
Mar 13, 2018
How about throwing in lagniappe--as a little lagniappe? (Great word: French from Spanish from Quechua.)
Level 83
Mar 13, 2018
I did my undergrad in New Orleans, so I know the place really well. You need to accept Vieux Carré as an alternate for the French Quarter. I didn't miss that one, but it's what a real New Orleanian might say, and they are interchangeable correct terms for that part of the city.
Level 65
Mar 13, 2018
A real New Orleanian would say French Quarter first. Vieux Carre would only be mentioned as an alternative.
Level 88
Mar 14, 2018
Both are correct, but locals generally use 'Vieux Carre' in the names of groups or associations or historical references. 'French Quarter' is what we usually call it.
Level 48
May 17, 2022
It says Vieux Carre on the interstate exit signs, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone call it that in conversation. Calling it the French Quarter is much more common. I've only ever heard Vieux Carre in the context of historic preservation.
Level 75
Nov 27, 2021
i miss new orleans
Level 48
May 17, 2022
100%, easy for a New Orleanian but likely tricky for anyone else