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Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans

I. Vocabulary words from this article:

crowd

extravagant

festivity

float

identity

mask

mystery

parade

sponsor

trinket

II. Pre-Reading Questions

What kinds of things would you expect to see at a parade?

Have you ever heard the expression "Fat Tuesday?"

III. Reading Time

Click here to read the article

Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

when you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

1. How often is the celebration of Mardi Gras held?

a. every month

b. once a week

c. every season

d. once a year

2. Mardi Gras is the day before

a. Easter Sunday

b. Ash Wednesday

c. Fat Tuesday

d. Rainy Monday

True or False?

3. Fat Tuesday in New Orleans is a time of merry-making and festivity.

4. The identities of the king and queen are kept secret until the night of the ball (big dance).

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16