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What's Your Mardi Gras IQ?

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How much do you know about Mardi Gras, in general, and in Shreveport-Bossier City? Find out by answering these 10 quick questions …

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does Gemini, the Ark-La-Tex’s first publicly parading krewe, get its name?
    • A. 

      The twins who led the first parade

    • B. 

      The company the krewe's first king owned

    • C. 

      The twin cities of Shreveport-Bossier City

  • 2. 
    If you find a plastic baby in a king cake, you need to …
    • A. 

      Buy the next king cake

    • B. 

      Visit the dentist

    • C. 

      Plan for an addition to your family

  • 3. 
    Why is Mardi Gras sometimes called "Fat Tuesday"?
    • A. 

      People are supposed to eat all the rich foods so they won’t be tempted during Lent

    • B. 

      It was customary to lead a fattened ox through town before cooking and feasting on it

    • C. 

      Chocolate coins are thrown from floats

  • 4. 
    Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold symbolize?
    • A. 

      Brotherhood, liberty and equality

    • B. 

      Wealth, royalty and desire

    • C. 

      Justice, faith and power

  • 5. 
    Why does Mardi Gras fall on a different date each year?
    • A. 

      No reason

    • B. 

      It's determined by Easter

    • C. 

      The date of Epiphany changes year to year

  • 6. 
    Where do Ark-La-Tex Mardi Gras krewes gather at midnight Fat Tuesday to toast the end of the season?
    • A. 

      Caddo Courthouse in Shreveport

    • B. 

      Midpoint of the Texas Street bridge

    • C. 

      Shreveport Convention Center

  • 7. 
    Which Ark-La-Tex krewe has the Northern Hemisphere’s largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes on display?
    • A. 

      Krewe of Gemini

    • B. 

      Krewe of Justinian

    • C. 

      Krewe of Centaur

  • 8. 
    The places where krewe members build and store Mardi Gras floats are called?
    • A. 

      Caves

    • B. 

      Dens

    • C. 

      Warehouses

  • 9. 
    Ark-La-Tex krewe members wear embellished Mardi Gras tuxedo jackets to …
    • A. 

      Identify royalty

    • B. 

      Give Mardi Gras events a formal appearance

    • C. 

      Showcase krewe bling

  • 10. 
    Locally, krewe queens traditionally host ...
    • A. 

      Dances

    • B. 

      Teas

    • C. 

      Fashion shows

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