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How many stories tall is Louisiana state capital building?

A. 34 B. 40 C. 10 D. 19
(A.) The Louisiana state capital building is 34 stories tall.
Which state doe NOT border Louisiana?

A. Mississippi
B. Arkansas
C. Texas
D. Alabama
(D.)Alabama does not border Louisiana.
The actual amount of land area in Louisiana changes constantly because...

A. the rivers constantly change course
B. of land erosion along the coast
C. the land erosion in the swamps
D. the bayous get bigger
(B.)The actual amount of land area in Louisiana changes constantly because of land erosion along the coast.
Which is Lousiana's larget lake?

A. Caddo Lake
B. Lake Pontchartrain
C. Lake Bistineau
D. Black Lake
(B.)The larget lake in Louisiana is Lake Pontchartrain.
A body of water that is a combination of fresh water and salt water from the Gulf of Mexico is called...

A. brackish
B. a bayou
C. swampy
D. smelly
(A.)The body of water is called brackish.
What type of wetland is unique to Louisiana?

A. bayou
B. swamp
C. marsh
A. waterway
(A.)The bayou is unique to Louisiana.
Spanish moss is an air plant realted to...

A. bananas
B. avacados
C. pineapples
D. coconuts
(C.)Spanish moss is an air plant related to pineapples.
What city is Louisiana's largest?

A. Shreveport
B. Alexandria
C. New Orleans
D. Baton Rouge
(C.)New Orleans is Louisiana's largest city.
Who are the ancestors of the Acadians, also known as Cajuns?

A. French colonists who originally settled eastern Canada
B. Spanish colonists who originally settled Florida
C. English colonists who originally settled New England
D. Spanish colonists who originally settled in Mexico
(A.)French colonists who originally settled eastern Canada were the ancestors of the Acadians, also known as Cajuns. (a)
The Poverty Point civilization arrived in Louisiana around 3,000 years ago. The advanced society was based on..

A. hunting
B. agriculture
C. fur trading
D. fishing
(B)The Poverty Point civilization was based on agriculture.
Who was probably the first European to travel to present-day Louisiana/

A. Juan Ponce de Leon
B. Hernando de Soto
C. Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
D. Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville
(B.) Hernando de Soto
What was Hernando de Soto searching for when he traveled through Louisiana?

A. the Fountain of Youth
B. silver
C. crawfish
D. gold
(D.)gold
In 1682, rene'Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle claimed all of the land from the Appalachians to the Rockies, and the Great lakes to the Gulf of Mexico for...

A. England
B. Spain
C. France
D. Germany
(C.)France.
La Salle named the territory
________________, in honor of King Louis, XIV.

A. Mississippi
B. Georgia
C. Vermont
D. Louisiana
(D.)Louisiana.
The territory claimed by La Salle eventually formed all, or part of ____________ states.

A. 10
B. 15
C. 20
D. 25
(B.)15
In 1698, the French sent ____________ to found a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi river.

A. Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur D'Iberville
B. Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle
C.Antonio de Ulloa
D. Napoleon Bonaparte
(B.)Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle
What was Louisiana's first permanent European settlement?

A. Fort de la Boulaye
B. Fort St. Jean Baptiste
C. New Orleans
D. Fort St. Philip
(B.)Fort St. Jean Baptiste
in 1717, the French commissioned the ______________ to manage the Louisiana colony.

A. Company of the North
B. Company of the South
C. Compnay of the East
D. Company of the West
(D.)Compnay of the West
To recruit farmers, the Company of the west offered land grants to families from...

A. England
B. Spain
C. Italy
D. Germany
(D.)Germany
The Compnay of thr West asked the colonial govenor to establish a port city on the Mississippi River. The city is...

A. Shreveport
B. Fort St. Jean Baptiste
C. Baton Rouge
D. New Orleans
(D.)New Orleans
After years of losing money, the Compnay of the West gave control of the French colony...

A. to England
B. back to the French
C. to Germany
D. to Sapin
(B.)back to the French
To keep England from taking over Louisiana territiry, France gave New Orleans and part of the colony west of the Mississippi River to...

A. Spain
B. Germany
C. Itlay
D. the Indians
(A.)Spain
_____________, the first Spanish govenor, was denounced and driven from New Orleans in 1768.

A. Antonio de Ulloa
B. Antonio Banderas
C. Alejandro O'Reilly
D. Jean Eitenne de Bore
(A.)Antonio de Ulloa
Who did the King of Spain send to re-establish control of Louisiana?

A. General Alejandro "Bloody" O'Reilly
B. Antoine "Fats" Domino
C. Bernardo de Galvez
D. John Law
(A.)General Alejandro "Bloody" O'Reilly
In 1800, ______________ of France forced Spain to return the Louisiana territory.

A. Napoleon Bonaparte
B. Jean Eitenne de Bore
C. Henry Lavan Cliburn
D. Jean LaFitte
(A.)Napoleon Bonaparte
Which American president wanted New Orleans and the Mississippi River system to belong to the United States?

A. Thomas Jefferson
B. George Washington
C. John Adams
D. Bill Clinton
(A.)Thomas Jefferson
What has been called the best real estate deal in history?

A. Northwest Purchase
B. Texas Purchase
C. Florida Purchase
D. Louisiana Purchase
(D.)Louisiana Purchase
How much did the United States pay for nearly one million square miles of land and access to the Mississippi River system?

A. $5 million
B. $10 million
C. $15 million
D. $20 million
(C.)$15 million
In 1804, Congress divided the Louisiana Territory into the District of Louisiana and the....

A. Territory of Lousisiana
B. Territory of Orleans
C. Territory of Mississippi
D. Territory of Baton Rouge
(B.)Territory of Orleans
Pirate Jean Lafitte's homebase was...

A. Bayou Dorcheat
B. Bayou D'Arbonne
C. Lake Pontchartrain
D. Barataria Bay
(D.)Barataria Bay
Louisiana was the 18th state to join the Union on...

A. April 30, 1810
B. April 30, 1812
C. April 30, 1814
D. April 30, 1816
(C.)April 30, 1814
Just as Louisiana became a state, the United States and ________ were at war again.

A. Mexico
B. Spain
C. England
D. France
(C.)England
Who became Louisiana's hero after the Battle of New Orleans?

A. Robert E. Lee
B. Jean Lafitte
C. Ulysses S. Grant
D. Edward Pakenham
(B.)Jean Lafitte
Who did NOT defend New Orleans from the British?

A. Jean Lafitte's pirates
B. Choctaw Indians
C. two battalions of free men of color
D. a battalion of Redcoats
(D.)a battalion of Redcoats
Nearly 2,000 British soldiers lost their lives in the Battle of New Orleans. How many of Jackson men died?

A. 1000
B. 700
C. 50
D. 7
(D.)7
What invention started a new chapter in the Mississippi River story?

A. cotton gin
B. railroad
C. steamboat
D. automobile
(C.)steamboat
Which crops were a boom to Louisiana's economy in the 1800s.

A. tobacco and corn
B. cotton and sugarcane
C. wheat and rice
D. oranges and grapefruit
(B.)cotton and sugarcane
Which group dominated Louisiana politically and philosophically during the 1800s?

A. slaves
B. Indians
C. planters
D. small famers
(C.)planters
Slave children over the age of _________ could be sold away from thier families.

A. 10
B. 5
C. 13
D. 8
(A.)10
When did Louisiana join the Confederate States of America?

A. March 21, 1861
B. March 31, 1861
C. March 1, 1860
D. March 21, 1860
(A.)March 21, 1861
Which Union officer led a fleet of 44 ships up the Mississippi River to attack New Orleans?

A. Ulysses S. Grant
B. William T. Sherman
C. Davis Farragut
D. Benjamin F. Butler
(C.)Davis Farragut
Which Union officer is one of the most hated figures in Louisiana history?

A. David Farragut
B. Benjamin F. Butler
C. William T. Sherman
D. Ulysses S. Grant
(B.)Benjamin F. Butler
Waht was the era after the Civil War known as?

A. Destruction
B. Resurrection
C. Construction
D. Reconstruction
(D.)Reconstruction
In 1868, Oscar Dunn served as lieutenant governor under Henry Clay Warmoth. Dunn was a former...

A. slave
B. plantation
C. soldier
D. small farmer
(A.)slave
Planter, banker, and merchants known as ___________ regained control of Louisiana after 1877.

A. carpetbaggers
B. Bonbons
C. Bourbons
D. White League
(C.)Bourbons
In 1898, the Bourbons approved a new state constitution that...

A. denied the vote to blacks and many poor whites
B. gave the vote to blacks and many poor whites
C. gave the vote to Indians and blacks
D. denied the vote to blacks and women
(A.)denied the vote to blacks and many poor whites
The "grandfather clause" gave the vote to men whose fathers and grandfather had been registered to vote by...

A. 1865
B. 1860
C. 1867
D. 1870
(C.)1867
What did "Jim Crow" laws do?

A. kept the races separate
B. gave blcks and whites the same rights
C. provided separate, but equal, programs for both races
D. gave Indians the right to vote
(A.)kept the races separate
In 1904, which Louisiana governor said "The Negro is here. He is a man and a citizen."?

A. Huey P. Long
B. Newton C. Blanchard
C. William W. Heard
D. Oramel H. Simpson
(B.)Newton C. Blanchard
Farmers from ____________ came to Louisiana in the 1880s to grow rice.

A. France and the West
B. Germany and the Midwest
C. Spain and New England
D. England and the Pacific Northwest
(B.)Germany and the Midwest
What mineral resource is NOT found in Louisiana?

A. oil
B. sulfur
C. natural gas
D. gold
(D.)gold
Which governor fulfilled his campaign promises to increase funding for education and build bridges?

A. Huey P. Long
B. Earl K. Long
C. Sam H. Jones
D. Henry L. Fuqua
(A.)Huey P. Long
In September 1935, who shot and killed Huey P. Long in the capital building?

A. Dr. Carl Weiss
B. Judge Benjamin Pavy
C. Judge Judy
D. Dr. Leonard McCoy
(A.)Dr. Carl Weiss
After Long's death, one political scandal after another hit Louisiana. What dis journalists call this period?

A. The Louisiana Purchase
B. The Louisiana Boatride
C. The Louisiana Hayride
D. The Louisiana Car Ride
(C.)The Louisiana Hayride
The number od manufacturing jobs in Louisiana __________ between 1940 and 1950.

A. tripled
B. doubled
C. quadrupled
D. grew tenfold
(B.)doubled
How many recruits took basic training at Fort Polk during World War II?

A. more than 100,000
B. more than 500,000
C. more than 2 million
D. more than 1 million
(D.)more than 1 million
What piece of legislation forced Louisiana to end its restrictions on black voters?

A. Federal Voting Rights Act of 1900
B. Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965
C. Federal Voting Rights Act of 1950
D. Federal Voting Rights Act of 1955
(A.)Federal Voting Rights Act of 1900
Who was elected as the first black mayor of New Orleans in 1977?

A. Mary Landrieu
B. Bill Campbell
C. Maynard Jackson
D. Ernest "Dutch" Morial
(D.)Ernest "Dutch" Morial
Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes, or local government units. The name is from the days of French and Spanish rule when a parish...

A. was a district administered by the Catholic Church
B. was a district administered by the Protestant Church
C. was a district governed by French soldiers
D. was a district governed by Spanish soldiers
(D.)was a district governed by Spanish soldiers
A _____________ governs most parishes.

A. Board of Commissioners
B. Board of Selectmen
C. president and council
D. police jury
(C.)president and council
Residents of Louisiana pay...

A. state income tax
B. school tax
C. property tax
D. sales tax
E. all of the above
(E.) All of the above
Which university was NOT founded as a college for African-Americans?

A. Grambling State University
B. Dillard University
C. Tulane University
D. Southern University
(C.)Tulane University
What became Louisiana's chief agricultural product in the 1980s?

A. cotton
B. tobacco
C. rice
D. soybeans
(D.)soybeans
New Orleans slaves gathered on Sunday evenings in Congo Square to play homemade instruments and planted the seed for a style of music known as....

A. blues
B. gospel
C. rock and roll
D. jazz
(D.)jazz
Which infuential jazz musician played second trumpet in the Creole Jazz Band?

A. Louis Armstrong
B. Al Hirt
C. Mahalia Jackson
D. Joe "King" Oliver
(A.)Louis Armstrong