History Of Monroe, Louisiana Quiz

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How much d you know about the history of Monroe, Louisiana? Would you like to try this quiz? Concerning this quiz, you will need to be aware of what year the first train arrived in Monroe, what castle was built in 1814 for Judge Henry Bry, who revolutionized the way that Coca-Cola was sold, and Monroe’s first African American mayor since reconstruction. Be sure to acquire your certificate once this quiz is over.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year, did the first train arrive in Monroe?
    • A. 

      1870

    • B. 

      1861

    • C. 

      1905

    • D. 

      1793

  • 2. 
    Which Louisiana governor was in office when Monroe was approved for incorporation by the Louisiana Legislature in 1820?
  • 3. 
    ______________________ Castle was built in 1814 for Judge Henry Bry.
  • 4. 
    This school was built in 1922 for $75,000 with Madison James Foster serving as its first principal.
  • 5. 
    A bridge over the Ouachita River is named after this Monroe Mayor during the Reconstruction.
  • 6. 
    This man revolutionized the way Coca-Cola was sold.
  • 7. 
    Which of the following insurance companies departed in 2005, causing a major blow to the Monroe area?
    • A. 

      Allstate

    • B. 

      Geico

    • C. 

      Progressive

    • D. 

      State Farm

  • 8. 
    This United States President visited Monroe's Town and Country subdivision in wake of the devasting floods.
    • A. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Lyndon Johnson

  • 9. 
    This Monroe high school football team won a state Championship trophy in 2009.
    • A. 

      Carroll High School

    • B. 

      Neville High School

    • C. 

      Wossman High School

    • D. 

      St. Frederick High School

  • 10. 
    He was Monroe's first African-American mayor since Reconstruction.
  • 11. 
    True or False. Monroe has one of the oldest public transit systems in the United States.
  • 12. 
    Which major airline saw its beginnings in Monroe, Louisiana?
    • A. 

      American

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Southwest

    • D. 

      United

  • 13. 
    The Monroe __________________________ was a Black Major league baseball team owned by Fred Stovall.
  • 14. 
    This television tycoon served as Louisiana's Lt. Governor in the 1930s.
  • 15. 
    This newspaper owner and preacher followed Monroe's longtime Civil Rights leaders such as A.G. Facen and Levon Smith.
  • 16. 
    This four-term mayor of Monroe lost his re-election to Ralph Troy.
  • 17. 
    In 1990, this Monroe mayor allied with the Rev. Roosevelt Wright to establish the African-American Heritage Drama, a performance that attracts schools across the northern part of the state during Black History Month.
  • 18. 
    True or False. Carroll High School is named for Morris Henry Carroll.
  • 19. 
    In which year was the Pecanland Mall opened for business?
    • A. 

      1980

    • B. 

      1985

    • C. 

      1979

    • D. 

      1990

  • 20. 
    After World War II, the corner of South Grand and __________________________ was known as the Gold Coast for the gambling and "red light" activities taking place there.
  • 21. 
    Before there was Entergy, this company supplied electricty to Monroe.
  • 22. 
    The great Mississippi River flood of ___________________ saw flood waters extend as far as Monroe.
    • A. 

      1900

    • B. 

      1925

    • C. 

      1927

    • D. 

      1931

  • 23. 
    This Monroe mayor assumed office after the death of Melvin Rambin and was instrumental in the creation of Monroe's 21st century airport.
  • 24. 
    In which year did Northeast Louisiana University win the NCAA Division I-AA football championship?
    • A. 

      1985

    • B. 

      1987

    • C. 

      1988

    • D. 

      1990

  • 25. 
    Thanks to a reapportionment lawsuit, this man became the first African American member of the Ouachita Parish School Board.
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