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Mardi Gras in the United States: Quiz


Question 1: Le Capitaine leads masked men on horseback to gather ingredients for making the communal meal (usually a ________).
LouisianaGumboSouthern United StatesAlabama

Question 2: Bienville went on to found ________ in 1702 as the first capital of French Louisiana.
Mobile County, AlabamaMontgomery, AlabamaBirmingham, AlabamaMobile, Alabama

Question 3: [8][11] The Cowbellions got their start when Michael Krafft, a cotton factor from ________, began a parade with participants' carrying rakes, hoes, and cowbells.
PennsylvaniaNew JerseyNorth CarolinaConnecticut

Question 4: ________ is home to a Mardi Gras celebration, MystiQal.
Austin, TexasFort Worth, TexasDallasDenton, Texas

Question 5: The mystic societies are organizations, similar to krewes in ________, that present parades, masked balls, and activities for the enjoyment of its members, guests, and the public.
New Orleans metropolitan areaBaton Rouge, LouisianaNew OrleansLouisiana

Question 6: Because of violent activities of the American terrorist group, the ________, Louisiana has a state law prohibiting the wearing of hoods and masks in public.
RacismNeo-NazismKu Klux KlanAntisemitism

Question 7: [10] A documentary film, The Order of Myths, was released in 2008 with a focus on the Carnival celebrations and ________ nature of many of the mystic societies in Mobile.
Jim Crow lawsSouth Africa under apartheidRacismRacial segregation

Question 8: In Orlando, the ________ theme park hosts an annual Mardi Gras celebration.
The Weather ChannelUniversal Orlando ResortUniversal Studios HollywoodUniversal Studios Florida

Question 9: The ________ in late 2005 caused a few people to question the future of the city's Mardi Gras celebrations.
Criticism of government response to Hurricane KatrinaEffects of Hurricane Katrina in New OrleansHurricane Katrina effects by regionTimeline of Hurricane Katrina

Question 10: ________Mardi GrasMemorial DayMischief NightMother's DayNew Year's DayNew Year's Eve
Coretta Scott KingMartin Luther King, Jr. National MemorialMartin Luther King, Jr., National Historic SiteMartin Luther King, Jr. Day

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