5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Atchafalaya Delta
- a ___ may be considered in physical and cultural (or human) terms.
- b 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.
- c New Orleans was established by ___ settlers over forty years before the Acadians arrived in South Louisiana.
- d Also pioneers, many of these Celtic people came to north Louisiana to grow cotton before the Civil War
- e A ___ is made of clay forced to the surface of the earth by the weight of sediments.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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).
- 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.
- A twenty mile wide strip along the Gulf Coast from Marsh Island to the Sabine River.
- Many in New Orleans, slave and free, worked on the docks and as laborers. Some were entrepreneurs and musicians.
- Also known as "human geography," ___ geography discusses the human aspects of a place.
5 True/False questions
meanders → 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.
trade → The ___ River is currently a tributary of the Mississippi River, but in the past has gone straight to the Gulf of Mexico.
French → The non-Acadian ___ were the first European settlers of south Louisiana. They came to trade for pelts with the Native Americans and grow sugar cane.
lobes → The ___ are deltas formed as the Mississippi River switched its route to the Gulf.
African-Americans → Many in New Orleans, slave and free, worked on the docks and as laborers. Some were entrepreneurs and musicians.