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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Reveler, Mardi Gras morning in the Bywater neighborhood, 2004
  Lit flambeau on Napoleon Avenue just before the start of a parade, 2007
  The Carnival at New Orleans, 1885
  Reveler, Mardi Gras morning in the Bywater neighborhood, 2004

Question 2: The celebration of Mardi Gras was brought to ________ by early French settlers.
United StatesLouisianaArkansasMississippi

Question 3: Iberville, ________, and their men celebrated it as part of an observance of Catholic practice.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de BienvilleLouisiana (New France)Old Mobile SiteMobile, Alabama

Question 4: The devastation caused by ________ in late 2005 caused a few people to question the future of the city's Mardi Gras celebrations.
Hurricane WilmaHurricane CamilleHurricane KatrinaHurricane Rita

Question 5: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday in French) in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a ________ celebration well-known throughout the world.
CyprusMaltaSpainCarnival

Question 6: Each year; the Mardi Gras (or Carnival) season starts on January 6, also known as ________.
HamletBBC Television ShakespeareTwelfth NightAs You Like It

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Saturn Parade, 1999, with a reference to the Lewinsky scandal
  2006: A Knights of Chaos float satirizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for the failed levees in New Orleans
  Revelers, Canal Street, 1997
  Revelers, Canal Street, 1997

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Float on Magazine Street, 1996
  2006: A Knights of Chaos float satirizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for the failed levees in New Orleans
  Arrival of Rex, monarch of Mardi Gras, as seen on an early 20th century postcard
  Saturn Parade, 1999, with a reference to the Lewinsky scandal

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Reveler, Mardi Gras morning in the Bywater neighborhood, 2004
  Arrival of Rex, monarch of Mardi Gras, as seen on an early 20th century postcard
  Rex in procession down Canal Street; postcard from around 1900
  Revelers on Basin Street examine their parade catches, including a Zulu Coconut, 2009

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Rex, presented with freedom of the city; early 20th century postcard
  Arrival of Rex, monarch of Mardi Gras, as seen on an early 20th century postcard
  The Carnival at New Orleans, 1885
  Rex in procession down Canal Street; postcard from around 1900
















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