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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Citizenship is readily available to newcomers who are willing to work hard and contribute

    • B. 

      Decisions about who is white and therefore eligible for citizenship changed over time

    • C. 

      The American Dream is no longer an important vision for new immigrants

    • D. 

      Anti-immigrant sentiment is directed primarily at persons who enter our country illegally

    • E. 

      The number of immigrants from Asian countries is beginning to decline

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Give up their ethnic identify and try to assimilate into mainstream society

    • B. 

      Develop a heightened sense of racialized ethnic identify

    • C. 

      Return to their family's country of origin

    • D. 

      Excel in school to gain acceptance

  • 3. 
    Comparisons of the classic and contemporary eras of immigration reveal that
    • A. 

      Anti-immigrant sentiment is much stronger today

    • B. 

      National origins are basically the same

    • C. 

      Illegal immigration is a new phenomenon

    • D. 

      The majority of contemporary immigrants are people of color

    • E. 

      Two of the above

  • 4. 
    The history of European Americans shows that
    • A. 

      Immigrants from northern and southern Europe share a similar history of early discrimination followed by rapid social acceptance and assimilation

    • B. 

      The vast majority of immigrants were escaping famine and poverty

    • C. 

      Roman Catholics were a target of hostility and discrimination

    • D. 

      English and Irish immigrants assimilated with little difficulty

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Today's newcomers are avoiding the heartland

    • B. 

      More immigrants are coming from Europe than ever before

    • C. 

      The English and Scots are good examples of the "melting pot" theory

    • D. 

      African Americans and Latinos could assimilate if they wanted to

    • E. 

      Two of the above

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Been a target of violence and myths about disease, illiteracy, and intellectual inferiority

    • B. 

      Played a greater role in the Mafia than both native-born Americans and immigrants from other countries

    • C. 

      Totally assimilated into the macroculture

    • D. 

      Have left the Catholic Church in large numbers

    • E. 

      Two of the above

  • 7. 
    The history of immigration in the United States reveals that
    • A. 

      Undocumented workers were encouraged to come to the United States during times when labor was needed

    • B. 

      There are times when US citizens were sent back to their countries of origin

    • C. 

      Jewish immigrants entered in large numbers during BOTH the classic and contemporary eras

    • D. 

      The state of Oregon is a favorite settlement location for newcomers from Russia and the Ukraine

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The history of slavery and the slave trade in the Western Hemisphere show that
    • A. 

      When the legal slave trade ended in the United States, over 95% of enslaved Africans had been taken to South America and and Caribbean

    • B. 

      Prior to the Civil War, between 10 and 14% of the African American population were freedmen and women

    • C. 

      Free people of color could own real estate but they were denied the right to bear arms without a permit, and were excluded from the militia and from carrying US mail

    • D. 

      The majority of southern white earned low incomes and did not own slaves

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The Jewish American community today reflects all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Three distinct immigrant group origins

    • B. 

      Three major religious movements: Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform

    • C. 

      A history of Anti-Semitism

    • D. 

      Socio-economic diversity ranging from poverty to wealth

    • E. 

      Total cultural assimilation

  • 10. 
    All of the following show African American struggles to maintain an oppositional culture EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Slaves who participated in corn-shucking ceremonies

    • B. 

      Black elite slaveholders in Louisiana

    • C. 

      The Harlem Renaissance

    • D. 

      The Black Power movement

    • E. 

      Spirituals and oral histories

  • 11. 
    Which statement best captures the experiences of Anglo-Europeans, Jews, and African Americans in the United States?
    • A. 

      All had access to the American Dream through eventual cultural assimilation

    • B. 

      All experienced institutional racism that lessened their life chances

    • C. 

      All have contributed significantly but have benefit unequally

    • D. 

      All harbor fears and prejudices that threaten the stability of our society

    • E. 

      All have a distinct worldview and share little in common as Americans

  • 12. 
    The history of Asian Americans does NOT reveal
    • A. 

      Significant family communities among Japanese immigrants due to the "picture bride" phenomenon

    • B. 

      Agricultural success among Issei (Japanese immigrants) who settled in Hawaii and California

    • C. 

      That immigrants from India had their citizenship revoked when the courts ruled they were not "white" after all

    • D. 

      Widespread academic and economic success among all Asian Americans, including recent immigrants from Southeast Asia

  • 13. 
    Latinos in the United States
    • A. 

      Are a pan-ethnic group that originated in Mexico, the Caribbean, and the rest of Latin America

    • B. 

      Make up about 15% of the population

    • C. 

      Are primarily of Mexican origins as a result of US territorial conquests and colonialism

    • D. 

      Include people who identify as Black, White, Latino, Indian and Multiracial

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Past cultural conflicts between American Indians and non-Indians were evident in all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Differing worldviews regarding westward expansion and how the lands were taken

    • B. 

      Genocide

    • C. 

      Incompatible approaches to hunting and farming

    • D. 

      The Dawes Act of 1887

    • E. 

      Dramatic swings in Federal Indian Policy

  • 15. 
    Muslims in the US
    • A. 

      Are ethnically and linguistically diverse, since only about 1/5th of Muslims worldwide are Arab

    • B. 

      Are guided by Five Pillars that are the foundation of their religious faith

    • C. 

      Practices their religion freely, although strict Muslims often experience cultural conflict due to Friday prayers, styles of dress, and forbidden banking practices

    • D. 

      Are experiencing increased prejudice and discrimination in our schools and society

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Recent history in the US reveals that
    • A. 

      Mexican Americans have, generally, been assimilated

    • B. 

      Third and fourth generation Arab immigrants have generally remained segregated in Arab neighborhoods

    • C. 

      Puerto Ricans have been denied citizenship because of their refusal to assimilate

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    According to the text
    • A. 

      By treaty, cultural autonomy was guaranteed to Mexicans living in the Southwest

    • B. 

      Native Americans, living with nature on reservations, have one of the longest life spans in the US

    • C. 

      Prior to 1975, southwest Asian immigrants to the US, like the first wave of Cuban refugees, were poor and illiterate

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Muslims in the US
    • A. 

      Have primary origins in Saudi Arabia

    • B. 

      Include thousands of African Americans who are distinct from the Nation of Islam (Black Muslims) led by Louis Farraken

    • C. 

      Tend to be economically disadvantaged and poorly educated

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    The overall population of American Indians who live in the US
    • A. 

      Are culturally assimilated

    • B. 

      Are highly diverse in terms of native language and cultures

    • C. 

      Live mainly in urban areas outside reservations

    • D. 

      No longer have treaty concerns with the US government

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The history of people of color in the US differs from the Anglo European immigrant experience in that
    • A. 

      Only people of color were victims of widespread prejudice and discrimination

    • B. 

      Only people of color were denied by law an education, property ownership, and basic civil rights

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Religion is NOT an important aspect of the immigration experience for which of the following groups of newcomers to the United States?
    • A. 

      Russian and Ukrainian immigrants

    • B. 

      Korean immigrants

    • C. 

      Jewish immigrants

    • D. 

      Chinese and Japanese immigrants

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Studies of contemporary Latino immigration does NOT reveal that
    • A. 

      The acceptance and integration of Latinos into their new communities vary around the country

    • B. 

      Many are helping meet the need for workers in meat packing plants where the jobs are "dirty, dangerous, and dead end."

    • C. 

      More Cubans, especially young men, are moving into the heartland where they are integrating into ethnically diverse communities

    • D. 

      The success of many ski resorts depends on their labor

    • E. 

      The majority are here illegally

  • 23. 
    Colonialism, the conquest and rule of an indifenous peoples' lands by a foreign nation is NOT evident in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Establishment of missions and pueblos by Spanish conquerors in the Southwestern US

    • B. 

      Establishment of boarding schools for American Indian children

    • C. 

      The requirement that English be the language of instruction in Puerto Rican public schools

    • D. 

      US policy of Indian self-determination

    • E. 

      Doctrine of Discovery

  • 24. 
    Which were not major nations of origin or for immigrants to the US during the classic era, but are among the top nations of origin for contemporary immigrants in the last decade?
    • A. 

      Mexico, Germany and India

    • B. 

      India, Philippines and Vietnam

    • C. 

      Mexico, Canad and Haiti

    • D. 

      Cuba, Haiti and Kenya

    • E. 

      China, Japan and Korea

  • 25. 
    After North America (Mexico and Canada) what region in the world is sending the most immigrants to the US?
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      Oceania

  • 26. 
    How does contemporary immigration differ from the classic era?
    • A. 

      Today priority is given to highly educated professionals and people with needed skils

    • B. 

      Today priority is given to immediate family members

    • C. 

      Today priority is given to family sponsored preferences

    • D. 

      Today priority is given to refugees and asylees

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    The Bracero Program (1942-1964) was set up by the Mexican and US governments to provide Mexican workers needed for US agriculture as a way to end illegal immigration.  What was the result?
    • A. 

      It generated more illegal immigration

    • B. 

      Many US growers preferred to recruit farm laborers informally as the would work for lower wages, a violation of the agreement

    • C. 

      Nearly 5 million braceros worked under contracts that stipulated against replacement of domestic workers or reduction of domestic farm wages

    • D. 

      Mexico excluded several states from the program due to racial discrimination in segregated public accomodations

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 28. 
    Using Hawaii as an example of a multicultural state population, match the the description of intercultural contact with the concept:The federal government's decision to encourage Standard English to facilitate student access to national resources
    • A. 

      Pluralism

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Separatism

    • E. 

      Suppression

    • F. 

      Striation

  • 29. 
    Using Hawaii as an example of a multicultural state population, match the the description of intercultural contact with the concept:The growing native Hawaiian movement to secede from the Union and re-establish the Hawaiian monarchy
    • A. 

      Pluralism

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Separatism

    • E. 

      Suppression

    • F. 

      Striation

  • 30. 
    Using Hawaii as an example of a multicultural state population, match the the description of intercultural contact with the concept:Most religious beliefs; Protestant, Shinto, Catholic, Buddhist, nature worship, etc. are respected in Hawaii
    • A. 

      Pluralism

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Separatism

    • E. 

      Suppression

    • F. 

      Striation

  • 31. 
    Using Hawaii as an example of a multicultural state population, match the the description of intercultural contact with the concept:The Japanese Language Schools were shut down and the teachers interned on the mainland during World War II
    • A. 

      Pluralism

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Separatism

    • E. 

      Suppression

    • F. 

      Striation

  • 32. 
    Using Hawaii as an example of a multicultural state population, match the the description of intercultural contact with the concept:People raised in Hawaii share a unique worldview that include Eastern, Western and Island perspectives and intermarriage
    • A. 

      Pluralism

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Separatism

    • E. 

      Suppression

    • F. 

      Striation

  • 33. 
    Match the concepts with the appropriate term:The process by which several cultures blend to form a new and unique culture (real melting pot through inter-group contact and intermarriage)
    • A. 

      Peaceful co-existence

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • D. 

      Cultural pluralism/accommodation

    • E. 

      Separatism/disintegration

    • F. 

      Suppression

  • 34. 
    Match the concepts with the appropriate term:The one-way process of giving up a cultural identify in order to interact freely with the host society
    • A. 

      Peaceful co-existence

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • D. 

      Cultural pluralism/accommodation

    • E. 

      Separatism/disintegration

    • F. 

      Suppression

  • 35. 
    Match the concepts with the appropriate term:The breakdown of national bonds and the secession of ethnic groups (e.g. Yugoslavia)
    • A. 

      Peaceful co-existence

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • D. 

      Cultural pluralism/accommodation

    • E. 

      Separatism/disintegration

    • F. 

      Suppression

  • 36. 
    Match the concepts with the appropriate term:The two-way process of mutual respect and appreciation for cultural differences and similarities
    • A. 

      Peaceful co-existence

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • D. 

      Cultural pluralism/accommodation

    • E. 

      Separatism/disintegration

    • F. 

      Suppression

  • 37. 
    Match the concepts with the appropriate term:The overt segregation and/or elimination of a group (e.g. Native American)
    • A. 

      Peaceful co-existence

    • B. 

      Amalgamation

    • C. 

      Cultural assimilation

    • D. 

      Cultural pluralism/accommodation

    • E. 

      Separatism/disintegration

    • F. 

      Suppression