Ultimate Quiz On Immigration

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Ultimate Quiz On Immigration

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was NOT a pull factor drawing immigrants to the US in the late 1800s?
    • A. 

      Political freedom

    • B. 

      Economic opportunity

    • C. 

      Religious tolerance

    • D. 

      Lack of land

  • 2. 
    Many immigrants traveled in steerage. This means they
    • A. 

      Did not have to buy a ticket

    • B. 

      Arrived by airplane.

    • C. 

      Traveled in poor conditions in the bottom of the boat.

    • D. 

      Had first class tickets.

  • 3. 
    "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"  The main message of this poem was to 
    • A. 

      Encourage a back-to-Africa movement among freed slaves

    • B. 

      Welcome new immigrants to the United States

    • C. 

      Call for the imprisonment of illegal immigrants

    • D. 

      Support the quota system placed on immigrants.

  • 4. 
    Why were immigrants brought to Ellis Island following their transatlantic journey?
    • A. 

      To give them jobs and living arrangements

    • B. 

      To keep them out of the overcrowded cities

    • C. 

      To process the new immigrants

    • D. 

      To get them over their seasickness

  • 5. 
    Most immigrants who came to the U.S. settled in northern cities because
    • A. 

      There was no more available land in the US.

    • B. 

      Rapid industrialization created many job opportunities.

    • C. 

      Farmers in the country disliked immigrants.

    • D. 

      Most immigrants lived in cities in their native countries

  • 6. 
    Most Asian immigrants went through the processing center on
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Long Island

    • C. 

      Nantucket Island

    • D. 

      Angel Island

  • 7. 
    The overcrowded and poorly built apartments immigrants lived in the early 20th century were called 
    • A. 

      Hoovervilles

    • B. 

      Tenements

    • C. 

      Studio apartments.

    • D. 

      Suburbs.

  • 8. 
    Why did immigration increase rapidly between 1898 and 1905? 
    • A. 

      The construction of the Transcontinental Railroad began during those years, which created jobs.

    • B. 

      Cheap land prices in the West attracted all the immigrants.

    • C. 

      Industrial growth provided factory jobs for immigrants.

    • D. 

      World War I caused immigrants to flee Europe.

  • 9. 
    How did the ethnic neighborhoods provide comfort for the immigrants? 
    • A. 

      People in the same neighborhood all had the same language and customs.

    • B. 

      They were comfortable places to live.

    • C. 

      High paying jobs were located there.

    • D. 

      Ethnic neighborhoods were places where immigrants learned to assimilate.

  • 10. 
    This picture of city housing is evidence that 
    • A. 

      People who lived in cities had many housing options

    • B. 

      Urban housing conditions were poor during the late 1800s.

    • C. 

      Urban housing was very hard to find in the 19th century

    • D. 

      It is laundry day in this ethnic neighborhood

  • 11. 
    Along with economic problems, what push factors drove people to America? 
    • A. 

      Free education

    • B. 

      Cheap land

    • C. 

      Affordable housing

    • D. 

      Religious or political persecution

  • 12. 
    Which statement is an OPINION about immigration to the US?
    • A. 

      Immigrants after 1880 contributed little to the U.S.

    • B. 

      There were more immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe 1880.

    • C. 

      Many immigrants in the late 19th century settled in cities.

    • D. 

      There was a great demand for unskilled labor and factory jobs during the 19th century.

  • 13. 
    A primary source on immigration in the US in the early 1900s would be 
    • A. 

      A news account about the re-opening of Ellis Island as a museum

    • B. 

      A journal written by an Italian immigrant about his experiences in the US

    • C. 

      A textbook chapter on immigration policy

    • D. 

      A biography written about a famous immigrant who came to the US

  • 14. 
    The rise of factories, increased immigration, tenement buildings and improved transportation all contributed to
    • A. 

      A rise in crime

    • B. 

      The growth of large urban centers

    • C. 

      A decline in farming

    • D. 

      A movement of people to the west

  • 15. 
    What symbol of hope greets immigrants at New York Harbor?
    • A. 

      A labor agent

    • B. 

      Angel Harbor

    • C. 

      Statue of Liberty

    • D. 

      Tax worker

  • 16. 
    An immigrant who went through Ellis Island was least likely to have come from 
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 17. 
    How would an immigrant likely describe their experience at Ellis Island?
    • A. 

      Worrisome

    • B. 

      Enjoyable

    • C. 

      Pleasant

    • D. 

      Delightful

  • 18. 
    At Ellis Island, immigrants were required to 
    • A. 

      Pass medical exams only.

    • B. 

      Stay at Ellis Island for a minimum of 3 days for observation.

    • C. 

      Just enter freely without inspections.

    • D. 

      Pass both medical exams and verbal questioning.

  • 19. 
    Immigrants who came to the U.S. from Southern and Eastern Europe after 1880 were called
    • A. 

      Slavs

    • B. 

      Old Immigrants

    • C. 

      New Immigrants

    • D. 

      Nativists.

  • 20. 
    The term urbanization is used to describe the growth of, or increase in
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Agricultural Land

    • C. 

      Cities

    • D. 

      Industry

  • 21. 
    Immigrants arriving in the US at the end of the 1800s
    • A. 

      Probably lived in cities and worked in factories.

    • B. 

      All spoke English

    • C. 

      Always moved to the farms

    • D. 

      Found great paying jobs and good working conditions

  • 22. 
    Large numbers of immigrants were admitted to the US at the end of the 19th century primarily because of the economy's need for 
    • A. 

      Unskilled factory workers

    • B. 

      Educated professionals

    • C. 

      Skilled craftsmen

    • D. 

      Scientists and technicians.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following contributed to the growth of cities between 1860 and 1890?
    • A. 

      New technology such as electricity and steel

    • B. 

      Migration of farmers from rural areas looking for jobs

    • C. 

      Large scale immigration to the shores of America

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Which statement accurately describes an experience shared by most immigrants to the US?
    • A. 

      They frequently met with hostility, anger, and resentment.

    • B. 

      They only settled in agricultural areas, and avoided the large industrial cities.

    • C. 

      They always and immediately adopted the American lifestyle.

    • D. 

      They soon enrolled in colleges to get an education

  • 25. 
    The idea stated that immigrants who came to the US must lose all parts of their native culture, adopt American ways, and assimilate. 
    • A. 

      Push factors

    • B. 

      Salad Bowl theory

    • C. 

      Melting Pot theory

    • D. 

      Militarism