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5 Matching questions

  1. distributary
  2. meander belt
  3. lobes
  4. Pleistocene
  5. Chenier Plain
  1. a A ___ is the area that was once a river.
  2. b The ___ Entrenchment is the soil deposited around 18,000 years ago when the ice age caused the sea level to drop. The ___ Entrenchment is around 400 feet below the present sea level.
  3. c The Deltaic Plain was formed by the Mississippi River and its ___, the Atchafalaya River as they deposited sediments when their waters slowed down on entering the Gulf of Mexico.
  4. d The ___ are deltas formed as the Mississippi River switched its route to the Gulf.
  5. e A twenty mile wide strip along the Gulf Coast from Marsh Island to the Sabine River.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Today the U.S. ___ prevents changes on the course of the Mississippi River.
  2. The Mississippi River annually floods. The River is highest in ___ most years. The annual flooding is caused by melting snow and spring rain. The Mississippi River is at its lowest in October.
  3. Early ___ immigrants in New Orleans often took on French versions of their last names. They had a mutual aid society in New Orleans by 1843. The largest wave of their immigration was from 1890 to 1910.
  4. Also pioneers, many of these Celtic people came to north Louisiana to grow cotton before the Civil War
  5. Today the ___ is over 76 square miles and growing. It is an exception to the coastal erosion on other places in the Deltaic Plain and Chenier Plain.

5 True/False questions

  1. FrenchThe non-Acadian ___ were the first European settlers of south Louisiana. They came to trade for pelts with the Native Americans and grow sugar cane.

          

  2. Irish___ immigrants were hired to dig canals because the work was considered too dangerous for expensive slaves.

          

  3. consequencesThe impacts of human inhabitants may be deliberate or accidental. Many human attempts at changing the landscape have unintended ___.

          

  4. meandersThe snake-like turns in the Mississippi River are called ___. They are common to old rivers. ___ form as the river slows and silt is deposited.

          

  5. BastropThe Mississippi River annually floods. The River is highest in ___ most years. The annual flooding is caused by melting snow and spring rain. The Mississippi River is at its lowest in October.

          

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