5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- meander belt
- a The snake-like turns in the Mississippi River are called ___. They are common to old rivers. ___ form as the river slows and silt is deposited.
- b ___ control is an ongoing struggle on the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain.
- c ___ immigrants were hired to dig canals because the work was considered too dangerous for expensive slaves.
- d African-Americans were originally brought to south Louisiana as slaves, many were freed under ___ law,
- e A ___ is the area that was once a river.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A ___ is made of clay forced to the surface of the earth by the weight of sediments.
- 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.
- The first known effort to control flooding on the Mississippi River was done by the French as they built ___ in 1717.
- ___ lakes are formed when clay plugs form and the river bypasses an old meander. The new course is called a neck cutoff.
- The ___ Hills were formed by material left behind by glaciers.
5 True/False questions
Deltaic Plain → The coastline of southeast Louisiana from Pearl River to Marsh Island.
Itasca → 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.
Salt domes → The ___ Hills were formed by material left behind by glaciers.
Pleistocene → 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.
Jews → The ___ River is currently a tributary of the Mississippi River, but in the past has gone straight to the Gulf of Mexico.