How New Orleans Are You Quiz


How New Orleans are you?


Here’s a little quiz to help you along the way. This is for locals as well as visitors and the curious.


  1. When was New Orleans officially founded?
  2. What is the most celebrated of all the holidays in New Orleans.
  3. What is New Orleans most famous for?
  4. Who won the Battle of New Orleans?
  5. What was the name of the man who lead the battle?
  6. When is Mardi Gras?
  7. When is the Jazz Fest?
  8. What is the name of the hurricane in 2005 that caused so much destruction and flooding in the city?
  9. In number of blocks what are the dimensions of the French Quarter?
  10. What is the name of the old city?
  11. Which way does the Mississippi River flow in front of the French Quarter?
  12. On what bank of the river does the city lie. east or west?
  13. What is the favorite food we eat during the Carnival Season?
  14. What is the name of the famous restaurant in the Garden District owned by the Brennan family?
  15. What is our most famous sandwich called?
  16. With what phrase did Louis Armstrong always end his letters?


  1. 1718
  2. Mardi Gras
  3. Jazz, Creole food, architecture, Mardi Gras, French Quarter
  4. New Orleans
  5. General Andrew Jackson
  6. The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which changes every year based on what day Easter Sunday falls
  7. Last weekend of April, first weekend of May
  8. Katrina
  9. 6 x 13 blocks
  10. French Quarter or Vieux Carre
  11. North
  12. East although it lies west of the west bank which lies east of the city center
  13. King cake
  14. Commander’s Palace
  15. Po’-boy (although there are some sticklers who insist it should be Poor Boy)
  16. Red beans and ricely yours