New Orleans Trivia Quiz

A passing grade is 20.....
If you score less you may be labeled a Yat impostor.
(The answers are on the bottom)


1. Who was 'Satchmo'?
A) Louie Prima
B) Al Hirt
C) Louie Armstrong
D) Professor Longhair

2. Which two breweries used to be in the French Quarter?
A) Regal and Jax
B) Dixie and Falstaff
C) Falstaff and Regal
D) Jax and Dixie

3. What road was built over the old New Basin Canal?
A) Canal Boulevard
B) Robert E. Lee
C) Basin Street
D) Pontchartrain Expressway

4. What was the 'Zephyr'?
A) A roller coaster
B) The New Year's baby
C) A Bourbon Street Bar
D) A cocktail

5. Who was the Spirit of Christmas in New Orleans?
A) St. Nick
B) Papa Noel
C) Mr. Bingle
D) King Creole

6. Where is Marie Laveau buried?
A) Metairie Cemetery
B) St. Louis #1
C) St. Louis #2
D) Carrollton Cemetery

7. What was at 1825 Tulane?
A) a brewery
B) a furniture store
C) a car dealership
D) a restaurant

8. Who hosted the 'Saturday Hop'?
A) Henry Dupre
B) Pie Dufour
C) John Pela
D) Sid Noel

9. What's the highest point of land in New Orleans?
A) Esplanade Ridge
B) Monkey Hill
C) French Quarter
D) Metairie Ridge

10. What building is on the uptown side of St. Louis Cathedral?
A) Presbytere
B) Cabildo
C) Upper Pontalba
D) Le Petit Theater

11. Where did the 'Pelicans' play baseball?
A) Tulane and Broad
B) Airline Hwy and David Drive
C) Carrollton and Tulane
D) City Park

12. Where was the Sugar Bowl game played before Dome?
A) Tad Gormley Stadium
B) Pan American Stadium
C) Tiger Stadium
D) Tulane Stadium

13. Who always walked around the French Quarter with her pet duck?
A) Ruthie
B) Zelda
C) Cat Woman
D) Blaze Star

14. If you were at the City's old bomb shelter, where would you be?
A) The CBD
B) N.O. East
C) Algiers
D) West End

15. What was the shipping channel from the lake to downtown?
A) 17th St. Canal
B) Harvey Canal
C) Bayou St. John
D) Industrial Canal

16. What does the term 'Vieux Carre' mean?
A) Old Square
B) Pleasant View
C) River View
D) Old Quarter

17. What is the oldest building still standing in New Orleans?
A) St. Louis Cathedral
B) Old Ursuline Convent
C) The Cabildo
D) Lafitte's Bar

18. Which community's French name means 'small farm?'

A) Metairie
B) Faubourg Marigny
C) Gentilly
D) Treme

19. What neighborhood was once the Livaudais Plantation?
A) Treme
B) Holly Grove
C) The Garden District
D) Gentilly

20. What was the "Blue Book"?
A) New Orleans' Social Register
B) A directory of Storyville Brothels
C) A directory of private schools
D) A list of Civil Codes

21. Who is the oldest Neville Brother?
A) Art
B) Aaron
C) Charles
D) Cyril

22. What musician's real name is Mac Rebennack?
A) Dr. John
B) Professor Longhair
C) Deacon John
D) Fats Domino

23. What is an alligator pear?
A) Coconut
B) Avocado
C) Mirliton
D) Pineapple

24. K&B Drugstores. What did the K&B stand for?
A) Katz and Besthoff
B) Kole and Blaine
C) Keller and Bohn
D) Klein and Burgdoff

25. Sidney Noel Rideau played what character on TV?
A) The Special Man
B) Uncle Henry
C) The Great McNutt
D) Morgus The Magnificent

26. What Lakefront park offered beauty pageants and amusement rides?
A) West End
B) Pontchartrain Beach
C) Old Beach
D) Spanish Fort

27. What does musician Clarence Henry prefer to be called?
A) The Emperor
B) Frogman
C) Moss Man
D) Fats Domino

28. What radio show on WWL attracted truckers and insomniacs?A) Dawnbusters
B) The Wheelers
C) Hap's Open Road Show
D) Charlie Douglas & the Road Gang

29. Miss Linda and her 'Magic Mirror' appeared on which show?
A) Miss Moffett
B) Romper Room
C) Popeye and Pals
D) Morgus the Magnificent

1. C. Louie Armstrong
2. A. Regal and Jax
3. D. Pontchartrain Expressway
4. A. A roller coaster
5. C. Mr. Bingle
6. B. St. Louis #1
7. B. a furniture store
8. C. John Pela
9. B. Monkey Hill
10. B. Cabildo
11. C. Carrollton and Tulane
12. D. Tulane Stadium
13. A. Ruthie
14. D. West End
15. C. Bayou St. John
16. A. Old Square
17. B. Old Ursuline Convent
18. A. Metairie
19. C. The Garden District
20. B. A directory of Storyville Brothels
21. A. Art
22. A. Dr. John
23. B. Avocado
24. A. Katz and Besthoff
25. D. Morgus The Magnificent
26. B. Pontchartrain Beach
27. B. Frogman
28. D. Charlie Douglas & the Road Gang
29. B. Romper Room