The Great Louisiana Quiz

Nathan Williamss of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas with his son

The name “zydeco” evolved from a French phrase referring to which green?
A. Green peas
B. Cabbage
C. Brussels sprouts
D. Snap beans

Which Louisiana university has green as its primary school color?
A.  McNeese
B.  Louisiana Tech
C.  Tulane
D.  Louisiana College

For the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in New Orleans, what unusual green-colored product is often served?
A.  Green potatoes
B.  Green corned beef
C.  Green beer
D.  Green King Cake

Doug Green briefly held which Louisiana statewide office?
A.  Attorney General
B.  Secretary of State
C.  Insurance Commissioner
D.  Commissioner of Agriculture

Green is one of three colors associated with which celebration in Louisiana?
A.  The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
B.  Mardi Gras
C.  St. Joseph’s Day
D.  The Zwolle Tamale Festival

This former LSU great spent most of his career as a running back for the Green Bay Packers. Who is he?
A.  Billy Cannon
B.  Jimmy Taylor
C.  Doug Moreau
D.  Cat Catlan

Although some people recommend not eating it, there is a festival named after this leafy green held each year in the Caddo Parish town of Blanchard. What is it?
A.  Mustard greens
B.  Turnip greens
C.  Spinach
D.  Poke salad

Evergreen Plantation claims to be the most intact plantation complex in the South. What parish is it in?
A.  St. John the Baptist
B.  St. Charles
C.  St. Mary
D.  St. Martin

Greenwell Springs is located closest to which other Louisiana town?
A. Houma
B. Homer
C. Baton Rouge
D. Bordelonville

This Creole dish is made with smothered greens and traditionally served on Holy Thursday. What is it?
A. Cabbage roll
B. Spinach stew
C. Gumbo Z’Herbes
D. Etouffee Verde

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Three Louisiana towns have the word “green” in their names. Name them and the parishes that they are in.

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0-20 Consult your nearest library.
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70-90 You should run for office.
100 You’re a candidate for a Ph.D. in Louisianaology.

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