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Grab some gumbo and settle in for some trivia.
Hey everyone, I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and this is episode 167 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. Last week, we were in Texas, so we’re just going to hop on over to Louisiana for this week’s episode.
How much do you know about the colorful and varied history of Louisiana? We’re about to find out. If you need rules or scorecards, come visit the show’s website: DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
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That’s enough flapping out gums. Let’s dive into some trivia.
The Dorky Round
1. By population, what is the largest city in Louisiana?
2. What 2005 storm killed over 1,800 people and flooded much of southern Louisiana?
3. Born in New Orleans in 1976, what NFL quarterback won super bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos?
4. What state borders Louisiana to its West?
5. What actor and current Captain America in the MCU was born in Louisiana in 1978?
6. What play (and later movie) set in Louisiana features colorful characters like Ouiser, Clairee, M'Lynn, and Truvy?
7. What body of water is located South of Louisiana?
8. The upper part of the Eastern border of Louisiana is along what river?
9. What Adam Sandler movie has him playing football for a Louisiana college?
10. What area of Disneyland is based on old Louisiana?
The Geeky Round
1. What is the capital of Louisiana?
2. What world-famous hot sauce is produced on Avery Island?
3. Mardi Gras, a big deal in Louisiana, is celebrated the day before what Christian holiday?
4. Louisiana doesn't have counties like other US states. What does it have?
5. What US President purchased the Louisiana Territory from France?
6. Louisiana native and vampire author, Howard Allen Frances O'Brien, is better known by what name?
7. What 'Great Balls of Fire' singer was born in Ferriday, LA in 1935?
8. The French-speaking Cajuns of Louisiana are descendants of the exiles from what colony?
9. You can probably guess that Louisiana is named after one of the French King Louis. But which one?
10. Louisiana is the biggest producer of what crustaceans?
The Nerdy Round
1. What does Baton Rouge mean in French?
2. What is the official state nickname of Louisiana?
3. The northernmost point of the Louisiana Territory is now what?
4. What future US President repulsed a British invasion of New Orleans?
5. At age 13, what singer recorded her first single, 'Puppy Love' in Lake Charles, LA?
6. What author of In Cold Blood was born in New Orleans in 1924?
7. What is the name of New Orleans' main airport?
8. What Louisiana governor was known as 'The Kingfish'?
9. What massive lake, located north of New Orleans is actually a brackish estuary?
10. What is the lowest point in Louisiana?
Everyone out of the bayou! Seriously, it’s gross and full of things that want to kill you. Like Texas, I have relatives down in Baton Rouge. If any of the Delcombres are listening, bonjour.
We’ll be back here next Wednesday for even more trivia. Here’s a clue:
Lewis & Clark spent most of their famous expedition in which state?
Can you puzzle that one out between now and then? Good luck.
This has been episode 167 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy trivia podcast. The music has been provided by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening, mon cher.
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