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Mardi Gras

written by: jenn454
 
As a New Orleans native, one of my favorite traditions is Mardi Gras. In honor of my home I've created this quiz. Let's see how much you know about this great tradition of our city.

Question 1:


The Mardi Gras season, known as the Carnival, begins on what day according to popular traditions?
Two weeks before Ash Wednesday
The day before Ash Wednesday
The twelfth day of Christmas
Easter Sunday

Question 2:


Which French explorers are credited with bringing the Mardi Gras festivities to America?
Etienne and Francois LeMoyne
Henry and Joseph Duveyrier
Iberville and Bienville LeMoyne
Gustav and Francois Bouvet

Question 3:


In 1875, Mardi Gras was declared an official holiday in Louisiana.
False
True

Question 4:


This parade, which takes place on Mardi Gras Day is held by an organization called "The School of Design" and its official tune is "If Ever I Cease to Love".
Rex Parade
Comous parade
Bacchus parade
Zulu Parade

Question 5:


In 1988, what Mardi Gras Krewe was banned from throwing its prized golden coconuts from the floats?
Rex
Zulu
Caesar
Endymeion

Question 6:


Mardi Gras in New Orleans was cancelled during World War II.
False
True

Question 7:


These burning kerosene torches, carried by twirling and dancing white-robed figures, traditionally light the night parades in New Orleans
dancing flames
flambeaux
golden flames
night lighters

Question 8:


In New Orleans, the Carnival Season is culminated with the "Meeting of Courts", which is a meeting of the royal courts of which two Krewes?
Rex and Zulu
Zulu and Comus
Rex and Orpheus
Rex and Comus

Question 9:


A king cake is a type of cake associated with the Carnival Season, traditionally holding a trinket inside. Which of the following is not a traditional trinket, found inside a king cake?
a doubloon
red bean
ceramic or plastic baby doll
a plastic king wearing a crown

Question 10:


The official Mardi Gras colors - purple, gold and green, were chosen in 1872.
False
True

 


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