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Which of these dishes is Lousianna best known for?

1. Crawfish Étouffée
2. Bangers and mash
3. Tater tots
4. Biscuits and gravy

Fun Fact: Made from rice smothered in a stew of roux, crawfish, herbs and vegetables this popular dish can be enjoyed throughout the state. Jacque-Imo’s in New Orleans is a hotspot for finger-licking Creole soul food!

Which state in the American South also goes by the nickname the ‘Peach State’?

1. Tennessee
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Kentucky

Fun Fact: Georgia is known as the "Peach State" because of the growers' reputation for producing the highest quality peaches. The peach became the official state fruit in 1995. 

In which of these Arkansas towns would you find Johnny Cash’s boyhood home, turned museum?

1. Dyess
2. Avoca
3. Gum Springs
4. Mount Pleasant

Fun Fact: Completely restored to its former glory, the childhood home where Johnny Cash grew up is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, and open to the public to inspect. 

A storied region, famous for its fertile soil and southern hospitality, Mississippi Delta is perhaps best known around the world for what?

1. Producing majority of the worlds avocados
2. Being the birthplace of blues music
3. Having triple the amount of men than women
4. Being one of the only known countries to have no butterflies

Fun Fact: To this day, Mississippi Delta Blues, or Delta Blues is alive and well in Mississippi. Believed to have originated in the 19th century, by those working in the plantation fields, artists like Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and Handy went on to introduce this style of music to the world. 

I originated in Kentucky, and to this day remain America’s only native spirit. Which am I?

1. Bourbon
2. Vodka
3. Juice
4. Rum

Fun Fact: Kentucky crafts 95% of the world’s supply of bourbon. To put that into perspective, there are currently more bourbon barrels aging, than there are people in the state! 

 

Many famous celebrities, actors and artists have got their big break in Tennessee, which of these well known A-listers hails from Franklin, Tennessee?

1. Actress, talk show host and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey
2. Singer, songwriter and actress, Ariana Grande
3. Actor, singer and producer, Hugh Jackman
4. Singer, songwriter and actress, Miley Cyrus

Fun Fact: The quaint city of Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville is known for many things. A key site of the American Civil War, and a treasure trove of Southern History, restored Victorian buildings and antique stores, it’s also the birthplace of Hollywood A-lister Miley Cryus. 

America’s very first Mardi Gras is believed to have originated in Alabama in 1703, in which of these cities?

1. Parramatta
2. Mobile
3. Birmingham
4. Savannah

Fun Fact: While Carnival celebrations may be associated with New Orleans, the first Mardi Gras actually happened in Mobile, Alabama. Whilst the celebrations have continued to change in Mobile through out time, the Mobile Carnival Museum still displays remnants from some of the earliest parades. 

 

Forest Park in Missouri is the seventh largest park in the United States, encompassing 450 acres more than New York City’s famous Central Park. How many acres is it?

1. 1,234
2. 1,280
3. 1,293
4. 6,591

Fun Fact: A sprawling natural oasis in the heart of the city, Forest Park in St. Louis is home to St. Louis’ major museums - the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum - as well as the Saint Louis Science Centre, the Jewel Box flower conservatory, Saint Louis Zoo, and the country’s biggest outdoor theatre, The Muny.

 

True or False: Ham, cornbread, collards and black-eyed peas are a traditional Easter meal in the South.

1. True
2. False

Fun Fact: Ham is commonly served on Easter, and each item in the meal is supposed to bring good fortune in the new year. For instance, the collards represent wealth and the black-eyed peas represent good luck.

Which of these famous American writers was NOT born in the South?

1. William Faulkner
2. Harper Lee
3. Herman Melville
4. Mark Twain

Fun Fact: The Southern States have produced some of the most accomplished writers in American history. William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi and spent most of his life in Oxford, Mississippi. Harper Lee Was born in Monroeville, Alabama and Mark Twain was born in Florida, Missouri. Herman Melville, famous for Moby Dick, was born in New York City. 

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