New Orleans & Louisiana
King Cake
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras History
Miscellaneous
100
Name the state New Orleans is located in.
Louisiana
100
What is la galette des rois?
King Cake
100
The largest celebration of Mardi Gras in the U.S. occurs in which city?
New Orleans
100
On which day of the week does Mardi Gras always fall?
Tuesday
100
What happens if you find the trinket inside the king cake?
You are crowned king or queen.
200
After which French king is Louisiana named after?
Louis XIV (14) - just Louis is an acceptable answer.
200
What are the 3 colors on a king cake?
purple, green, gold
200
Probably the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the world is in Rio de Janeiro. Where is Rio de Janeiro?
Brazil
200
What does Mardi Gras mean?
Fat Tuesday
300
New Orleans, Louisiana was part of what purchase that the United States made from France?
Louisiana Purchase
300
What is the trinket inside the King Cake called? a. la feve b. la surprise c. le machin
la feve
300
What is thrown from Mardi Gras floats?
doublons (coins) or necklaces
300
Who introduced Mardi Gras to North America? a. Pierre le Moyne b. Lafayette c. George Washington d. Jacques Cartier
a. Pierre le Moyne
300
What do people wear to the balls on the night of Mardi Gras (besides clothes)?
masks
400
What style of music is New Orleans best known for?
Jazz
400
What do the 3 colors of Mardi Gras represent?
purple: justice gold: power green: faith
400
Probably the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the world is in Rio de Janeiro. Where is Rio de Janeiro?
Brazil
400
Mardi Gras can fall anywhere between which 2 dates? a. January 6 and March 9 b. January 6 and February 25 c. February 3 and March 9 d. February 3 and February 25
c. February 3 and March 9
400
The season leading up to Mardi Gras is often called: a. Carnaval b. la fete c. Noel d. Fevrier
Carnaval
500
Louisiana was purchased in: a. 1603 b. 1903 c. 1803
1803
500
In France people do not eat king cake on Mardi Gras. When do they eat it?
January 6th / Epiphany
500
What is the name of the groups that plan the Mardi Gras parade and the balls afterward?
Krewes
500
How many days before Easter is Mardi Gras?
46
500
Mardi Gras is always the day before...?
Ash Wednesday
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