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  1. a The Mississippi River Alluvial Plain includes some elevated areas formed by materials deposited as ___ retreated during the last ice age.
  2. b Descendants of the settlers of Texas, mainly in the Zwolle, Louisiana area in north Louisiana.
  3. c 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.
  4. d Also pioneers, many of these Celtic people came to north Louisiana to grow cotton before the Civil War
  5. e A "___ island" forms when the river partially flows through a meander and partially through a "chute cutoff."

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. A ___ is made of clay forced to the surface of the earth by the weight of sediments.
  3. In south Louisiana, early ___ immigrants came directly from their homeland and settled on the "___ Coast" area of the Mississippi River to farm, later ___-American immigrants in southwest Louisiana had earlier settled in the Midwestern United States.
  4. Many in New Orleans, slave and free, worked on the docks and as laborers. Some were entrepreneurs and musicians.
  5. ___ immigrants were hired to dig canals because the work was considered too dangerous for expensive slaves.

5 True/False questions

  1. Chenier PlainA twenty mile wide strip along the Gulf Coast from Marsh Island to the Sabine River.


  2. Macon___ control is an ongoing struggle on the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain.


  3. tradeAnglo-American & Scotch-Irish -- many to New Orleans even before the Louisiana purchase to ___ and do business


  4. SpanishThe 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).


  5. PrairiesThe cultural subregions of South Louisiana include this flat area.