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  2. Air conditioning
  3. New Orleans
  4. semi-tropical
  5. sugar cane
  1. a ___ was established to enable the French to control trade on the Mississippi River. It remains a major American port city.
  2. b ___ and refrigeration made life in the hot and humid city of New Orleans more bearable.
  3. c The French created ___ plantations and brought the first African slaves into Louisiana to work in the cane fields.
  4. d ___ prevented the Mississippi River from flooding the city.
  5. e Improvements in public health and medicine reduced disease-related fears of living in the ___ environment of New Orleans.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Just as the Protestant branch of Christianity was dominant in north Louisiana, the ___ branch of Christianity is predominant in south Louisiana.
  2. Both the Spanish and French nations are historically associated with the ___ faith.
  3. Africans were imported as slaves because ___ slaves died from smallpox or escaped into familiar country.
  4. The original French pioneers were ___.
  5. ___ invented steamboats powerful enough to go up the Mississippi River and crane-boats to open the log jam on the Red River, railroads.

5 True/False questions

  1. Anglo-AmericansMany ___ moved west into north Louisiana to raise cotton.


  2. Eli WhitneyThough established by the French under ___ in 1718, New Orleans has long been home to many ethnic groups that form its unique cultural gumbo.


  3. VoodooThe first off-shore oil rig was built on ___ Lake.


  4. electric pumpsThe original French pioneers were ___.


  5. CatholicThe original French pioneers were ___.


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