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  1. 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.
  2. b ___ control is an ongoing struggle on the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain.
  3. c ___ immigrants were hired to dig canals because the work was considered too dangerous for expensive slaves.
  4. d African-Americans were originally brought to south Louisiana as slaves, many were freed under ___ law,
  5. e A ___ is the area that was once a river.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A ___ is made of clay forced to the surface of the earth by the weight of sediments.
  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. The first known effort to control flooding on the Mississippi River was done by the French as they built ___ in 1717.
  4. ___ lakes are formed when clay plugs form and the river bypasses an old meander. The new course is called a neck cutoff.
  5. The ___ Hills were formed by material left behind by glaciers.

5 True/False questions

  1. Deltaic PlainThe coastline of southeast Louisiana from Pearl River to Marsh Island.


  2. ItascaEarly ___ 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.


  3. Salt domesThe ___ Hills were formed by material left behind by glaciers.


  4. PleistoceneThe ___ 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.


  5. JewsThe ___ River is currently a tributary of the Mississippi River, but in the past has gone straight to the Gulf of Mexico.