II. Pre-Reading Questions
What kinds of things would you expect to see at a parade?
Have you ever heard the expression “Fat Tuesday?”
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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