Trivia Facts You Don't Know About Battle Of New Orleans!

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Trivia Facts You Dont Know About Battle Of New Orleans! - Quiz

The Battle of Orleans was a fight between the British army under the leadership of Sir Edward and the United States under the leadership of Andrew Jackson. The Americans, who had constructed sophisticated earthworks, won a decisive victory against the British assault. Take up the quiz and see what you remember about the 1815 battle for New Orleans.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The British attacked New Orleans ______ .

    • A.

      Through Lake Borgne, using a bayou to enter below New Orleans.

    • B.

      By sailing the whole fleet up the Mississippi .

    • C.

      Using Lake Pontchartrain and through Bayou St. John .

    • D.

      Marching overland, going through Baton Rouge and attacking New Orleans from the north.

    Correct Answer
    A. Through Lake Borgne, using a bayou to enter below New Orleans.
    Explanation
    During the British attack on New Orleans, they chose to enter through Lake Borgne and use a bayou to access a point below the city. This strategy allowed them to approach New Orleans from a less fortified and unexpected direction, increasing their chances of success.

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  • 2. 

    What was the main reason the British tried to bribe Jean Lafitte and his Baratarians to help them?

    • A.

      To start an uprising among the French Creole population in New Orleans .

    • B.

      To guide them through Barataria Bay to New Orleans .

    • C.

      To provide the British with slaves.

    • D.

      To attack American shipping.

    Correct Answer
    B. To guide them through Barataria Bay to New Orleans .
    Explanation
    The main reason the British tried to bribe Jean Lafitte and his Baratarians to help them was to guide them through Barataria Bay to New Orleans. This suggests that the British saw Lafitte and his group as valuable navigators who could assist them in reaching their desired destination.

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  • 3. 

    The British considered Napoleon's sale of Louisiana to the Americans as fraudulent because ______ .

    • A.

      The British did not recognize the U.S. as a country.

    • B.

      It was not approved by the British Parliament .

    • C.

      The Mississippi was discovered by an English explorer .

    • D.

      The British considered Napoleon an usurper .

    Correct Answer
    D. The British considered Napoleon an usurper .
    Explanation
    The British considered Napoleon's sale of Louisiana to the Americans as fraudulent because they viewed Napoleon as an usurper. This suggests that they did not recognize his authority to make such a sale, leading them to question the legitimacy of the transaction.

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  • 4. 

    The artillery duel between when the British tried to blast the Americans out of their position took place on _____ .

    • A.

      Jan 1 , 1815

    • B.

      Dec 28, 1814

    • C.

      Jan 8, 1815

    • D.

      Dec 23, 1814.

    Correct Answer
    A. Jan 1 , 1815
    Explanation
    On January 1, 1815, the artillery duel between the British and the Americans occurred.

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  • 5. 

    Which item did Jean Lafitte supply that proved critical to the Battle of New Orleans ?

    • A.

      Flints

    • B.

      Slaves

    • C.

      Maps

    • D.

      Gold

    Correct Answer
    A. Flints
    Explanation
    Jean Lafitte supplied flints that proved critical to the Battle of New Orleans. Flints are small pieces of rock used to create sparks in flintlock firearms, which were commonly used during that time. These sparks ignited the gunpowder, allowing the soldiers to fire their weapons. The flints provided by Lafitte ensured that the American troops had a reliable source of ignition, greatly increasing their firepower and contributing to their victory in the battle.

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  • 6. 

    Pakenham sent a letter to Jackson deploring the American practice of _______ , considered as not abiding by the 'rules' of warfare as conducted in Europe .

    • A.

      Taking scalps

    • B.

      Poisoning wells

    • C.

      Offering money to desert

    • D.

      Killing sentries at night

    Correct Answer
    D. Killing sentries at night
    Explanation
    The correct answer is killing sentries at night. The letter from Pakenham expresses disapproval of the American practice of killing sentries at night, which is seen as a violation of the "rules" of warfare followed in Europe. This suggests that Pakenham believes that killing sentries at night is not a legitimate or honorable tactic in warfare.

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  • 7. 

    On the main battle of Jan 8, 1815, the British had _____ killed and the Americans ______ killed .

    • A.

      1,287 147

    • B.

      5,121 225

    • C.

      877 63

    • D.

      291 13

    Correct Answer
    D. 291 13
    Explanation
    During the main battle of Jan 8, 1815, the British had 291 soldiers killed and the Americans had 13 soldiers killed.

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  • 8. 

    The British were able to send much more men and material to the North American theater of war after April, 1814 because _______ .

    • A.

      Napoleon abdicated

    • B.

      Great victories in Canada

    • C.

      Spain entered the war on the British side

    • D.

      Washington was burned

    Correct Answer
    D. Washington was burned
    Explanation
    After the burning of Washington in 1814, the British were able to divert more resources and troops to the North American theater of war. The capture and destruction of the American capital weakened the American forces and allowed the British to gain a strategic advantage. With Washington burned, the British could focus on their military objectives in North America without significant opposition from the American forces. This event allowed the British to send more men and material to the North American theater, increasing their chances of success in the war.

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  • 9. 

    After Pakenham was killed on the battlefield, his body was  ______ .

    • A.

      Never found

    • B.

      Buried at sea

    • C.

      Shipped to England in a cask of rum

    • D.

      Buried in New Orleans

    Correct Answer
    C. Shipped to England in a cask of rum
    Explanation
    After Pakenham was killed on the battlefield, his body was shipped to England in a cask of rum. This suggests that his body was transported back to England in an unconventional manner, being preserved in a cask of rum. This method might have been chosen due to the need to preserve the body during the long journey, or as a way to honor Pakenham's status and give him a unique farewell.

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  • 10. 

    At the time of the battle, the population of New Orleans was about ______ .

    • A.

      100, 000

    • B.

      350,000

    • C.

      12,000

    • D.

      25,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 25,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 25,000. This means that at the time of the battle, the population of New Orleans was approximately 25,000 people.

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  • 11. 

    Jan 8, the day of the main battle of New Orleans, was a popular public holiday in America until _____ .

    • A.

      The Mexican War

    • B.

      WWI when it was made illegal as to not to anger the British

    • C.

      The death of Andrew Jackson

    • D.

      The Civil War

    Correct Answer
    D. The Civil War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Civil War. The main battle of New Orleans was a significant event in American history, and Jan 8 was celebrated as a public holiday until the Civil War. The Civil War brought significant changes to the country, including the end of the holiday.

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  • 12. 

    Before the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson had been fighting ________ .

    • A.

      The Creeks in Alabama

    • B.

      The Seminoles in Florida

    • C.

      The Spanish in Texas

    • D.

      The Baratarians in Louisiana

    Correct Answer
    A. The Creeks in Alabama
    Explanation
    Andrew Jackson had been fighting the Creeks in Alabama before the Battle of New Orleans. This suggests that Jackson was already experienced in military tactics and had prior combat experience, which could have contributed to his success in the Battle of New Orleans.

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  • 13. 

    The Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812,was signed the same day as ______ .

    • A.

      The Battle of the Gunboats Dec 14, 1814

    • B.

      The day of the night attack Dec 23, 1814

    • C.

      The day of the Grand Reconnaissance Dec 28, 1814

    • D.

      The day of the main battle, Jan 8, 1815

    • E.

      The day of the artillery duel, Jan 1, 1815

    Correct Answer
    B. The day of the night attack Dec 23, 1814
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, was signed the same day as the night attack on December 23, 1814.

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