New Orleans *Slang* - It's A Thing. Do You Know These 19 "Typical" Things?

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You may need a gris-gris to pass this quiz!

Are you a true New Orleans native? Between Jazz music, po-boys, and Bourbon street, what's not to like? Take this NOLA quiz to see how much you know!

 Dec 20, 2020

1 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

You'd only shout "Throw me something, mista!" during a...
Concert
Parade
Birthday party

2 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

Sometimes the best place to get a poboy is at a...
Gas station
Cafeteria
Laundromat

3 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

Bourbon Street is to alcohol as Plum Street is to ___.
Snoball
Plums
Alcohol

4 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

When can you get a king cake?
Christmas
Hurricane season
Mardi Gras

5 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

Down in New Orleans, the city folk are ___ in a rush.
Always
Never
Sometimes

6 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

You "pinch the tail and suck the head" when eating...
Crawfish
Shrimp
Crabs

7 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

"Mais, ___! I'm so glad to see you!"
Cher
My love
Friend

8 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

"Lagniappe" means:
With ice cream
On the side
A little extra

9 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

Everyone knows about the little ___ dog.
Red
Blue
Black

10 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

Which does not belong?
Burger
Muffuletta
Beignet

11 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

If you hear someone talking about a "gris-gris", they most likely practice ___.
Catholicism
Voodoo
Judaism

12 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

What's the first thing you think of when you hear "category 1"?
Hurricane
Trivia round 1
Not spicy

13 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

The only people calling the city, "N'awlins" are...
Locals
Tourists
City folk

14 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

"Dooky Chase" refers to a...
Jazz band
New Orleans dish
Restaurant

15 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

Can you drink alcohol outdoors?
Yes
Depends on the area
No

16 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

The Cajun "Holy Trinity" of cooking is ___.
Shallots, carrots, potatoes
Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes
Onions, bell peppers and celery

17 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

What do the words calliope, tchoupitoulas, and decatur have in common?
Street names
Names of drinks
Food dishes

18 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

The most quintessential New Orleans phase, "laissez les bon temps rouler" means...
Let the good times roll
The joy of living
How's ya mama an' them

19 of 19Choose your answer, cher!

Leave the ______? No way, I love New Orleans way too much.
Big Sun
Big Easy
Big Apple
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