Zachary Taylor, who, though born in Virginia, spent part of his adult life living in Louisiana near Baton Rouge. By what nickname was he best known? A. Old Rough and Ready B. Tippecanoe C. Old Hickory D. Z
There has been one presidential nominating convention in Louisiana. It was held in the Superdome. Which ticket was nominated there? A. Carter-Mondale B. Johnson-Humphrey C. Bush-Quayle D. Clinton-Gore During a speech given at Tulane University, this president declared the Vietnam War to be over. Who was it? A. Richard Nixon B. Gerald Ford C. Ronald Reagan D. George Bush
This Louisiana politician wrote a book entitled My First Days in the White House in which he described what he would do if elected president. Who was it? A. Earl Long B. Huey Long C. Jimmie Davis D. Russell Long
While his therapist is away, your friend announces that he plans to run for president this year on the Whig ticket. Before he runs, though, he says he wants to take some courses at The Electoral College. He’s not sure where the college is located, but a fellow inmate says he thinks it is in the town where three Louisiana governors, Huey Long, Earl Long and O.K. Allen, came from. What town is that? A. Shreveport B. Alexandria C. Winnfield D. Bordelonville
Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu was appointed to a Cabinet position by Jimmy Carter. What was the position? A. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development B. Secretary of Commerce C. Secretary of Education D. Secretary of Agriculture
In what parishes are the Louisiana towns of Bush and Clinton located? A. Union and Grant B. St. Bernard and St. Landry C. Evangeline and Caddo D. St. Tammany and East Feliciana
After the Great Flood of 1927, President Coolidge appointed this future president to oversee the recovery. A. Franklin Roosevelt B. Herbert Hoover C. Woodrow Wilson D. Harry Truman
Your friend decides to run for vice president instead because there is less work to do. He has heard that there is a Louisiana town named after U.S. Grant’s vice president, so he wants to move there. What is the town? A. Minden B. Monroe C. Bunkie D. Colfax
Which early president does NOT have a Louisiana town or parish named after him? A. Washington B. Adams C. Madison D. Monroe
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ANSWERS 1.A 2.C 3.B 4.B 5.C 6.A 7.D 8.B 9.D 10.B
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This article appears in the Spring 2008 issue of Louisiana Life