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Chapter 6 Test-LA

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1. The place where a stream, like the Mississippi River, enters a larger body of water, like the Gulf of Mexico mouth
2. The system of letting an individual businessman take control of a colony in hopes that he could make it profitable proprietorship
3. The business manager of the French Louisiana colony Commissary-commissioner
4. The officer in command of the French Louisiana colony commandant
5. The collapse of the French investment company, the Company of the West. Mississippi Bubble
6. An early form of the modern corporation in which many people invested by buying stock Joint-stock company
7. A grant of land given by the French proprietary government to a concessionaire-a person who agreed to clear land for the cultivation of food and cash crops concession
8. Black Code; A set of laws established by Bienville in 1724 that regulated the behavior of slaves and laid out rules for their masters Code Noir
9. Filles a’ la cassette; young, marriageable girls sent from France to Louisiana in 1728, each with a small trunk (casket) filled with clothing and goods needed to establish a household Casket girls
10. A ceremonial pipe used by Native Americans calumet
11. A plant that is used to make purple dye indigo
12. Long dreamed of finding a water route to China. Claimed the Mississippi Valley for France. Was killed by his men. LaSalle
13. Son of a wealthy Canadian landowner. Founded a French colony near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Was later called back to fight in war in Europe. On his return to Louisiana he died in Havana, Cuba of Yellow Fever. Iberville
14. Iberville’s younger brother who became the leader of the colony at Iberville’s death. Ran Louisiana for 40 years. Bienville
15. A French businessman, who had loaned money to King Louis XIV in 1712, and was the first proprietor of the Louisiana colony. Crozat
16. What was the “speaking bark” that local Indians mentioned to Iberville and Bienville? A letter from Tonti to LaSalle
17. What caused the collapse of the Mississippi Bubble? The Company of the West could not repay their investors.
18. Why did LaSalle claim the Mississippi River basin for France? To expand trade network.
19. Antoine de Lamothe, Sieur de Cadillac had troubles with the Indians because why? He refused to smoke the calumet.
20. What is the correct chronological order of these events? 1. New Orleans founded. 2. Iberville established Fort Maurepas. 3. Louisiana became a proprietary colony. 4. Natchitoches founded. 2-3-4-1
21. Who headed the Company of the West? John Law
22. What nationality were the colonists that John Law attracted to Louisiana, because it would be a haven from the hopeless situation in their home country? Germans
23. Why did Marquette and Joliet turn around at the mouth of the Arkansas River? Scared of the armed Indians
24. What is the main idea expressed in the paragraph on the SG? France did not support Louisiana because of a war in Europe.
25. According to the paragraph on the SG, why was life in Louisiana hard after Iberville returned to France? France did not send supplies to Louisiana.
26. Who was the first Louisiana governor to suggest growing indigo and tobacco as cash crops? Cadillac
27. Which Louisiana governor is credited with hosting the first Mardi Gras ball? Vaudreuil
28. Who took a big risk by bluffing the British navy, causing them to turn around and abandon their efforts to establish a fort on the Mississippi River? Bienville
29. On his return trip from France, what happened to La Salle? He missed the mouth of the Mississippi River, landed in Texas and was the victim of mutiny.
30. What were early European explorers hoping to find in North America? Northwest Passage
31. Who was living among the Chickasaw that caused Bienville to demand that they be turned over to the French? Natchez Indians
32. Why did rice become an important crop after the arrival of the African slaves? They had grown it in their homeland.
33. According to the map on the SG, who controlled most of the United States? French
34. According to the map on the SG, what did the Spanish primarily control? Central America
35. Who is the author of this letter on the SG and what detail in this letter helps identify its writer? The letter was left in a tree by a faithful servant. Tonti
36. According to this picture, which event is shown is this painting? b) La Salle’s claim of Louisiana
37. Which Indian tribe allied themselves with the British? Chickasaw
38. Which was the first French fort in the Louisiana Colony? Fort Maurepas
39. What does “Louisiana” mean? Land of Louis
40. Where were unruly sons threatened to be sent to if they didn’t behave? New Orleans
41. What is in the Code Noir? Laws for slaves and masters: Sick and elderly slaves cared for Taught the catholic religion Could not gather in crowds
42. Why did the French settle in south Louisiana along the Mississippi River? It was a good place for a port.
43. Who is the “Father of Louisiana”? Bienville
44. St. Denis founded Natchitoches and became very wealthy by Illegally trading with the Spanish.
45. Why was the sending of prisoners to Louisiana so controversial? People took advantage of it by turning in troublesome relatives.
46. Why did Iberville name his first camp Point Mardi Gras? They reached the location of the camp on the date of that Catholic holiday.
47. Why did Bienville move the original colonial settlement from Fort Maurepas to a new location near Mobile Bay? poor soil and flooding
48. What does the box, on the map on the SG,represent? the location where Bienville turned back the British
49.According to the timeline, who moved the capital of the colony to Fort Louis? Bienville
50. According to the timeline, did LaSalle ever visit Fort Maurepas on the Gulf Coast? No, he died before the Fort was built
Created by: Colleen Frazier