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  4. Air conditioning
  5. Protestant
  1. a ___ and refrigeration made life in the hot and humid city of New Orleans more bearable.
  2. b ___invented the process to refine chunky turbinado crystals into refined white sugar.
  3. c Improvements in public health and medicine reduced disease-related fears of living in the ___ environment of New Orleans.
  4. d North Louisiana has historically been more associated with the ___ branch of the Christian faith, though other faiths have long been represented in the region.
  5. e Places shape people as they adapt to various ___.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Off-shore ___ rigs in the Gulf of Mexico brought ___ refining to South Louisiana in the 1960s.
  2. The first off-shore oil rig was built on ___ Lake.
  3. Africans forced into slavery in Haiti were coerced into adopting Roman Catholicism. However, they blended Catholic saints with old African gods and formed ___. It arrived in New Orleans with refugees from a slave revolt in Haiti.
  4. New Orleans has long been a center of ___ serving the agricultural and later industrial sectors of Louisiana's economy.
  5. The cotton gin, invented by ___, increased demand for land for cotton farming.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. AcadiansThe first off-shore oil rig was built on ___ Lake.


  3. Levees___ prevented the Mississippi River from flooding the city.


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


  5. New Orleans___ was established to enable the French to control trade on the Mississippi River. It remains a major American port city.


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