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Study Guide Questions

1.     What was the European land of origin for Louisiana's Cajuns?
2.     Louisiana's Cajuns first settled in which Canadian province? a.) Quebec b.) Nova Scotia c.) New Brunswick d.) Newfoundland
3.     What was the first great city founded in Louisiana? (It is still the state's largest city.)
4.     To which Christian denomination do most Cajuns belong?
5.     The Cajuns were evicted from their Canadian homeland for their refusal to swear allegiance to which royal throne? a.) Austrian b.) British c.) French d.) Danish
6.     Who settled in Louisiana first, the Cajuns or the Creoles?
7.     Of the Cajuns and the Creoles, which group was more likely to be found in the swamps, in the marshes, and in bayou country?
8.     In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from what country?
9.     There are no counties in Louisiana. What governmental subdivision replaces the county?
10.     Longfellow's epic about the Cajun experience is titled: a.) Acadian Driftwood b.) Atchafalayan Memories c.) Evangeline d.) Cajuns All
11.     What crustacean serves as the main dish at many Cajun festivals?
12.     What is the biggest celebration on the Cajun calendar?
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