Mardi Gras Research Sheet by wuxiangyu

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									  Name __________________________                    Homeroom _______

                                   The History of Mardi Gras

  Read the article using the link and answer the following questions. If the question has ( )
  behind it please fill in the date of that event.
  http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/ mardigras/ mardigrashistory/mghistory.html
  http://www.mardigrasdigest.com/ html/mardi_gras_history__timeline.htm


  1. Where did the celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans come from? _______________

  2. _____________________________is possibly the ancestor celebration of Mardi Gras.
  3. When was the first documented costumed parade in New Orleans? __________________

  4. Who was the first to use the word “Krewe” to describe a secret Carnival Society?

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  5. Why was Mardi Gras almost ended? What organization saved it, and what did they do to

      save Mardi Gras? _____________________________________________________

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  6. Which organization was the first day parade? ________________________________(             )

  7. What are the colors of Mardi Gras and how were they chosen? ____________________

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  8. What was the name of the first Black Carnival organization and when were they
      formed? ___________________________________________________________________(                  )
  9. What was the name of the first female Carnival group? _____________________________
      _____________________________________________________________________________(                )
10. When was Zulu first incorporated into Mardi Gras _________________________________
11.   What was the name of the first West bank Parade? __________________________(                  )
12. What was the name of the first female group to actually parade? _____________(              )
13.   In what year was Louis Armstrong King of Zulu? ___________________________________

14.   What was the first suburban parade and where was it? __________________________
15.     What caused Zulu to almost be canceled in 1961? ______________________________
16.     Which krewe shook the establishment with the largest floats and open sales on their
      dinner tickets? ______________________________________________________________(           )

17.     What happened in the 70’s that forever changed Mardi Gras in the French Quarter?

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18.     What is Rex’s tradition for “Lundi Gras” and when was it resurrected? _____________
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19.     What decade marked international media coverage for Mardi Gras? ________________

20. What events again changed the face of carnival in 1992 and what was the impact on
      the krewe because of this change?

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  You will use numbers 3, 6, 8-13, 16, 17, 18, and 20 to complete you time line in Timeliner.

								
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