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  1. glaciers
  2. Uplands
  3. Greater New Orleans
  4. Oxbow
  5. spillways
  1. a The Mississippi River Alluvial Plain includes some elevated areas formed by materials deposited as ___ retreated during the last ice age.
  2. b After the 1927 flood the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers added ___ to the levee system.
  3. c ___ lakes are formed when clay plugs form and the river bypasses an old meander. The new course is called a neck cutoff.
  4. d The older part of Louisiana, formed during the Mesozoic (250 m.y.a. to 65 m.y.a.) and Cenozoic Eras (65 m.y.a to the present).
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A twenty mile wide strip along the Gulf Coast from Marsh Island to the Sabine River.
  2. ___ may be considered in physical and cultural (or human) terms.
  3. African-Americans were originally brought to south Louisiana as slaves, many were freed under ___ law,
  4. Many in New Orleans, slave and free, worked on the docks and as laborers. Some were entrepreneurs and musicians.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. ItalianThe Mississippi River runs from Lake ___ in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

          

  2. FrenchThe first European settlers of north Louisiana. Settled around Natchitoches.

          

  3. tradeThe ___ River is currently a tributary of the Mississippi River, but in the past has gone straight to the Gulf of Mexico.

          

  4. towheadA "___ island" forms when the river partially flows through a meander and partially through a "chute cutoff."

          

  5. African-AmericansMany in New Orleans, slave and free, worked on the docks and as laborers. Some were entrepreneurs and musicians.

          

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