Life At The Turn Of The Century

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Life At The Turn Of The Century - Quiz

The late 1800's and early 1900's brought forth an incredible amount of change. New people and innovations changed how the United States looked. This quiz will assess your knowledge on these changes. YOU CAN USE NOTES FOR A MAXIMUM SCORE OF A C.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This group of immigrants were seen more favorably because they came from Western and Northern Europe and they were mostly of the Protestant faith. 
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Angel Island

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      New Immigrants

    • E. 

      Old Immigrants

    • F. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • G. 

      Gentlemen's Agrement

    • H. 

      Immigration Act of 1924

    • I. 

      Immigration Act of 1917

  • 2. 
    Through which place did immigrants from Asia pass before gaining entry to the United States?
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Angel Island

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      New Immigrants

    • E. 

      Old Immigrants

    • F. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • G. 

      Gentlemen's Agrement

    • H. 

      Immigration Act of 1924

    • I. 

      Immigration Act of 1917

  • 3. 
    This group of immigrants faced a strong wave of anti-immigrant feelings because they were mostly Catholic or Jewish, poor, and from Eastern and Southern Europe. 
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Angel Island

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      New Immigrants

    • E. 

      Old Immigrants

    • F. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • G. 

      Gentlemen's Agrement

    • H. 

      Immigration Act of 1924

    • I. 

      Immigration Act of 1917

  • 4. 
    From 1882 to 1943 this law limited the entry of an Asian immigrant group to the United States.  It was the first immigration law in U.S. history to limit immigration based on one's ethnic background. 
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Angel Island

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      New Immigrants

    • E. 

      Old Immigrants

    • F. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • G. 

      Gentlemen's Agrement

    • H. 

      Immigration Act of 1924

    • I. 

      Immigration Act of 1917

  • 5. 
    Also known as the National Origins System, this law placed a quota on immigrants based on which country they originated from. 
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Angel Island

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      New Immigrants

    • E. 

      Old Immigrants

    • F. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • G. 

      Gentlemen's Agrement

    • H. 

      Immigration Act of 1924

    • I. 

      Immigration Act of 1917

  • 6. 
    Through which placed did most European immigrants that arrived at the turn of the century pass before gaining entry into the United States?
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Angel Island

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      New Immigrants

    • E. 

      Old Immigrants

    • F. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • G. 

      Gentlemen's Agrement

    • H. 

      Immigration Act of 1924

    • I. 

      Immigration Act of 1917

  • 7. 
    This theory on immigrant assimilation states that immigrants abandon their native language and customs in order to mix into a diverse American culture. 
    • A. 

      Melting Pot Assimilation Theory

    • B. 

      Salad Bowl Assimilation Theory

    • C. 

      Three Generation Assimilation Theory

    • D. 

      Nativism Assimilation Theory

  • 8. 
    This theory on immigrant assimilation states that immigrants should retain their language and customs and become part of the diverse American culture. 
    • A. 

      Melting Pot Assimilation Theory

    • B. 

      Salad Bowl Assimilation Theory

    • C. 

      Three Generation Assimilation Theory

    • D. 

      Nativism Assimilation Theory

  • 9. 
    This idea at the turn of the century led to a rise of anti-immigrant groups and a demand for immigration restrictions.
    • A. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • B. 

      Melting Pot

    • C. 

      Americanization movement

    • D. 

      Nativism

  • 10. 
    Who was the inventor of the Kodak camera, that allowed for a more convenient development of pictures?
    • A. 

      Orville Wright

    • B. 

      George Eastman

    • C. 

      Frederick Law Olmsted

    • D. 

      Thomas Edison

  • 11. 
    Skyscrapers were made possible by the development of which two innovations?
    • A. 

      Safer fire escapes and bigger ladders

    • B. 

      Larger bricks and stronger cement

    • C. 

      Steel framework and the elevator

    • D. 

      The elevator and stronger cement

  • 12. 
    Which problems developed in cities during hte early 1900's?
    • A. 

      High crime

    • B. 

      Bad housing

    • C. 

      Unsafe water

    • D. 

      Large fires

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A,C, and D

    • G. 

      C and D

  • 13. 
    Cities in the late 19th century expanded (grew) in part because of all of the following innovations EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Skyscrapers

    • B. 

      Airplanes

    • C. 

      Electric transit (subways, elevated trains)

    • D. 

      Suspension bridges

  • 14. 
    This innovation led to the nation being connected from the East Coast to the West Coast, decreasing the travel from months to days. 
    • A. 

      Airplane

    • B. 

      Transcontinental railroad

    • C. 

      Amtrak railroad

    • D. 

      Interstate commerce act

  • 15. 
    This Scottish immigrant arrived in the United States as a poor boy but transformed himself into one of America's richest men during the turn of the century.
    • A. 

      George Eastman

    • B. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C. 

      Jane Addams

    • D. 

      Thomas Edison

  • 16. 
    These men are credited with manufacting the first successful glider that was able to fly.
    • A. 

      Andrew Wright and George Eastman

    • B. 

      Cornelius Vanderbilt and Daniel Burnham

    • C. 

      Frederick Olmsted and Orville Wright

    • D. 

      Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright

  • 17. 
    He started the first research laboratory in which he was able to develop the light bulb and the system to distribute electricity.
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Orville Wright

    • C. 

      Alexander Bell

    • D. 

      Edwin Drake

  • 18. 
    What is the size of the immigrant likely to represent?
    • A. 

      Most immigrants at the time were obese

    • B. 

      The large number of immigrants that came to the United States during this period

    • C. 

      The misconception by many Americans that immigrants were big criminals

    • D. 

      The idea that immigrants would be a big benefit to the country

  • 19. 
    What does the cartoonist seem to be implying about American attitudes towards immigrants at the turn of the century?
    • A. 

      Most immigrants were liked by the majority of Americans

    • B. 

      Old immigrants were preferred over New immigrants

    • C. 

      The view towards immigrants at this time period were mixed.

    • D. 

      Most immigrants were hard workers.

  • 20. 
    According to the Three Generation theory, at which point are most immigrants fully assimilated?
    • A. 

      4th generation

    • B. 

      2nd Generation

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      3rd generation

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