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  5. New Orleans
  1. a The original French pioneers were ___.
  2. b The original business of Louisiana was the trade in ___ between the French and Native Americans.
  3. c ___ was established to enable the French to control trade on the Mississippi River. It remains a major American port city.
  4. d Improvements in public health and medicine reduced disease-related fears of living in the ___ environment of New Orleans.
  5. e The ___ branch of Christianity arrived first in north Louisiana at Natchitoches and Los Adaes.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The cotton gin, invented by ___, increased demand for land for cotton farming.
  2. New Orleans has long been a center of ___ serving the agricultural and later industrial sectors of Louisiana's economy.
  3. ___ prevented the Mississippi River from flooding the city.
  4. Just as the Protestant branch of Christianity was dominant in north Louisiana, the ___ branch of Christianity is predominant in south Louisiana.
  5. Off-shore ___ rigs in the Gulf of Mexico brought ___ refining to South Louisiana in the 1960s.

5 True/False questions

  1. Air conditioningThe ___ were Canadians expelled by the British. They came after the original wave of French immigration.


  2. Anglo-AmericansAfricans were imported as slaves because ___ slaves died from smallpox or escaped into familiar country.


  3. BienvilleThough established by the French under ___ in 1718, New Orleans has long been home to many ethnic groups that form its unique cultural gumbo.


  4. AcadiansThe first off-shore oil rig was built on ___ Lake.


  5. sugar caneThe French created ___ plantations and brought the first African slaves into Louisiana to work in the cane fields.