New Orleans True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about New Orleans are true or false?
Questions are about the city proper
Quiz by carrow
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Last updated: October 9, 2021
First submittedOctober 9, 2021
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1. New Orleans sits at the mouth of the Mississippi River
True
False
The mouth is about a hundred miles further south
2. New Orleans was founded by the Spanish in the 17th century
True
False
New Orleans was founded by the French in 1718
3. New Orleans is considered the birthplace of jazz music
True
False
4. Disney World is on the outskirts of New Orleans
True
False
Disney World is in Florida near Orlando
5. Most of New Orleans is at or below sea level
True
False
About 65% of the city proper, according to a 2016 study by the American Society of Civil Engineers
6. A majority of people in New Orleans are black
True
False
60.2% of residents identified as black or African-American in the 2010 census
7. It occasionally snows in New Orleans
True
False
The city's most recent snowfall was on Christmas Eve, 2004
8. New Orleans spent most of the American Civil War under Union occupation
True
False
9. The French Quarter is purely a historical and tourism district with no permanent residents
True
False
The 2010 census recorded 3,888 inhabitants of the French Quarter
10. More than 1,000 people were killed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding
True
False
The official death toll was 1,836
11. Bourbon Street is named after the alcoholic drink
True
False
Bourbon Street is named for the French Bourbon dynasty, and it's possible the whiskey was actually named after the street
12. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge in the United States
True
False
13. Practicing Voodoo is illegal in New Orleans
True
False
Voodoo is a religious practice protected under the First Amendment and legal anywhere in the United States
14. Louis Armstrong, William Faulkner and Lee Harvey Oswald were all born in New Orleans
True
False
Faulkner was born in Mississippi
15. The films A Streetcar Named Desire, Interview with the Vampire and Moonlight are set in New Orleans
True
False
Moonlight is set in Miami
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Level 20
Oct 9, 2021
New Orleans does not sit

'at the mouth of the Mississippi River." It is about 100 miles from the mouth, meaning #1 should be false.

WIlliam Faulkner was not born in New Orleans. #14 should be false.

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Level 53
Oct 9, 2021
Oops. Corrected.