History Of Monroe, La Quiz

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History Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of the history of Monroe, Louisiana in this short quiz.


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

      1870

    • B. 

      1861

    • C. 

      1905

    • D. 

      1793

  • 2. 
  • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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.
  • 26. 
    This president presided over Northeast Louisiana University from 1958 until 1975.
  • 27. 
    Immediately after elected to the Monroe City School Board, this board member staged a standoff with a fellow board member. His rantings and yells prompted him to "Pray the Blood of Jesus" on board member Tony Cain.
  • 28. 
    Fort ________________ was the original name of the place we currently call Monroe.
  • 29. 
    This recording artist owned a residence that once sat in the present site of Home Depot on Millhaven Road.