Immigration 1

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Immigration Quizzes & Trivia

In this quiz you will work with your table group to come to a consensus about the answer to each question. The questions are based on what we've learned so far about immigration in our expedition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the main reason Irish left their homeland between the years 1845-1860?
    • A. 

      They were getting sick.

    • B. 

      Their crops were failing and they were starving.

    • C. 

      Their war against England was failing.

  • 2. 
    Why were Irish people treated poorly after arriving in America?
    • A. 

      Because of their facial features, they were poor, and they were Catholic.

    • B. 

      Because of their facial features, they were poor, and they worked for low wages.

    • C. 

      Because they were poor, they worked for low wages, and they were Catholic.

  • 3. 
    The Homestead Act, which lured many immigrants to the US, promised what?
    • A. 

      Free land, as much as you can defend.

    • B. 

      60 acres, as long as you farmed on it for a year.

    • C. 

      160 acres, as long as you farmed on it for a year.

    • D. 

      160 acres, as long as you farmed on it for five years.

  • 4. 
    What were some of the promises of immigrating to California?
    • A. 

      Good weather

    • B. 

      Transportation by rail

    • C. 

      Ample space

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Letters B and C only

  • 5. 
    What lured the first major flood of Chinese Immigrants?
    • A. 

      The Gold Rush of 1849.

    • B. 

      The building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

    • C. 

      The demand for laborers.

    • D. 

      The dream of a new life and religion.

  • 6. 
    What year was the Chinese Exclusion Act passed?
    • A. 

      1862

    • B. 

      1882

    • C. 

      1890

    • D. 

      1902

  • 7. 
    What were some pull factors of American life that pulled Scandinavian immigrants to the US?
    • A. 

      They were sick, and could only find a cure in America.

    • B. 

      They were poor and wanted to strike it rich in America.

    • C. 

      They liked the heavy arm of government that kept things in order in America.

    • D. 

      They liked the low taxes and the landscape.

  • 8. 
    What does the statue of liberty symbolize?
    • A. 

      The welcoming of immigrants to a new land.

    • B. 

      The symbol of New York, and it's metropolitan ways.

    • C. 

      The welcoming of ships into the port.

    • D. 

      The notification of immigrants about requirements they have to pass.

  • 9. 
    When passing through Ellis Island, if an immigrant was suspected of mental illness, what would inspectors write on their coat?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      H

    • C. 

      X

    • D. 

      P

  • 10. 
    Why did immigration officials ask the immigrants how much money they had?
    • A. 

      To make sure they hadn't lost it in the voyage.

    • B. 

      To ensure they wouldn't be a burden on American society.

    • C. 

      To make them pay for the immigration paperwork.

    • D. 

      To recommend the best place to stay.

    • E. 

      To set them up for the correct employment.

  • 11. 
    Angel Island was an immigration processing center for whom? This answer has multiple correct answers. The most correct answer reveals all of the correct answers and none of the incorrect answers.
    • A. 

      Chinese immigrants.

    • B. 

      Chinese immigrants with relatives in the US.

    • C. 

      Japanese immigrants.

    • D. 

      Filipino, Korean and Russian immigrants.

    • E. 

      Australian immigrants.

  • 12. 
    Life in New York during the early 1900's was:
    • A. 

      Hard, there was so much land to farm, and not enough seeds.

    • B. 

      Hard, there was so much competition for jobs that it was hard to find well-paid work.

    • C. 

      Easy, families lived together so they could have an easier life.

    • D. 

      Moderately livable, there were baseball fields everywhere.