5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Army Corps of Engineers
- Chenier Plain
- a A twenty mile wide strip along the Gulf Coast from Marsh Island to the Sabine River.
- b The ___ were formed in the Holocene Epoch, at the end of the last ice age, when glaciers melted and sea levels rose.
- c Today the U.S. ___ prevents changes on the course of the Mississippi River.
- d The ___ River is currently a tributary of the Mississippi River, but in the past has gone straight to the Gulf of Mexico.
- e A ___ is made of clay forced to the surface of the earth by the weight of sediments.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- More ethnically diverse -- cultural gumbo; more associated with the Roman Catholic branch of the Christian faith and Voodoo; historically more engaged in trade and banking
- A "___ island" forms when the river partially flows through a meander and partially through a "chute cutoff."
- When Captain Henry Miller ___ cleared the logjam at the head of the Atchafalaya River the water ran faster and carried more sediments.
- The Mississippi River runs from Lake ___ in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Descendants of the settlers of Texas, mainly in the Zwolle, Louisiana area in north Louisiana.
5 True/False Questions
Deltaic Plain → The coastline of southeast Louisiana from Pearl River to Marsh Island.
African-Americans → First brought to north Louisiana as slaves to work on cotton plantations
distributary → The ___ Hills were formed by material left behind by glaciers.
Geography → In south Louisiana, early ___ immigrants came directly from their homeland and settled on the "___ Coast" area of the Mississippi River to farm, later ___-American immigrants in southwest Louisiana had earlier settled in the Midwestern United States.
Salt domes → The ___ are deltas formed as the Mississippi River switched its route to the Gulf.