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New Orleans

written by: jenn454
I am proud to call New Orleans home. This quiz is on some of the history, culture, and traditions of the city.

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Throughout New Orleans the Fleur De Lis has been adopted as the symbol of the city. What does the french term "Fleur de Lis" literally translate to in English?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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In New Orleans one of the biggest festivals of the year is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. To locals it is known as Jazz Fest which celebrates the rich musical history of the city. In what year was Jazz Fest founded?

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In New Orleans, the tradition of burying the dead is both a celebration of death and life. The family and friends of the deceased march down the street from the church to cemetery accompanied by somber music from a brass band. After the deceased is buried the music becomes more upbeat and lively and participants dance along the streets to celebrate the life of the deceased. What is the common name for this type of celebration?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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The food of New Orleans is as rich as its cultural and musical history. The cuisine of New Orleans reflects its diverse background of settlers from Spain, France and other regions of the world. One of the favorite foods of New Orleans is this “mudbug” served in almost any dish from pasta to bread.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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New Orleans musical history is rich, and many argue that the city is the birth place of Jazz. Many famous musicians of all genres including, jazz, blues, and rock'n'roll are proud to call New Orleans home. Which of the following musicians is not from New Orleans?
Miles Davis
Fats Domino
Dr. John
Louis Armstrong

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A unique feature of New Orleans is the above ground cemeteries, known as "Cities of the Dead." The dead are buried above ground as a sign of respect. Earlier settlers did not believe in burying their loved ones under 6' of dirt, and the tradition is continued today.

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New Orleans has a unique architectural style which can be seen in many of the homes around the city. This type of domestic residence is a single story narrow rectangular structure with a single door at the front and back. The rooms of the house are placed directly behind one another.
Camleback House
Shotgun House
Creole Cottage
Double-Gallery House

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New Orleans is home to North America’s oldest Cathedral. What is the name of this Cathedral?
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Holy Name Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral

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Many authors have found inspiration while living in the city of New Orleans, from Tennessee Williams to Anne Rice. This Pulitzer prize winning novel is set in 1960’s New Orleans and tells the story of an eccentric idealist man who lives with his mother.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Of course the celebration New Orleans is best known for is Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is celebrated on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the lent season. On Mardi Gras this “King of Carnival” rides his float through the streets of New Orleans.

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