Immigration And Ellis Island Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What are three reasons people immigrated to the U.S?

    • A.

      Public funding, sports participation, free airfare

    • B.

      War, famine, hopes for a better life

    • C.

      Lottery, war, hope for a better future for children

    • D.

      Jobs, food, to work for airlines

    Correct Answer
    B. War, famine, hopes for a better life
    Explanation
    People immigrated to the U.S for three main reasons: war, famine, and hopes for a better life. War often forces people to flee their home countries in search of safety and stability. Famine, on the other hand, pushes people to leave their homes in search of food and resources. Lastly, many individuals immigrated to the U.S with hopes for a better life, seeking opportunities for education, employment, and a higher standard of living.

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  • 2. 

    Only 60,000 people immigrated to the U.S. from Europe between 1870 and 1910.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because more than 60,000 people immigrated to the U.S. from Europe between 1870 and 1910. The actual number of immigrants during that period was much higher, with millions of Europeans coming to the U.S. in search of better opportunities and a new life.

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  • 3. 

    People came to America by

    • A.

      Automobile

    • B.

      Boat

    • C.

      Airplane

    • D.

      Train

    Correct Answer
    B. Boat
    Explanation
    People came to America by boat because during the time period when large-scale immigration to America took place, boats were the most common and practical mode of transportation across the Atlantic Ocean. Many immigrants traveled on crowded and often uncomfortable ships, enduring long journeys that could take weeks or even months. Boat travel was the primary means of reaching America until the advent of commercial air travel in the mid-20th century.

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  • 4. 

    All immigrants that arrived at Ellis Island were allowed to stay in the U.S.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that all immigrants that arrived at Ellis Island were allowed to stay in the U.S. is false. Ellis Island was the primary immigration station in the U.S. from 1892 to 1954, and while many immigrants were admitted into the country, there were also cases where individuals were denied entry. Factors such as health issues, criminal records, or inability to prove financial stability could result in immigrants being rejected and sent back to their home countries. Therefore, not all immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island were allowed to stay in the U.S.

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  • 5. 

    Ellis Island is located in what state?

    • A.

      New Jersey

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Pennsylvania

    Correct Answer
    C. New York
    Explanation
    Ellis Island is located in New York. It is a small island in the Upper New York Bay, near the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island served as the main immigration station for millions of immigrants entering the United States from 1892 to 1954. It is now a museum and a symbol of American immigration history.

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  • 6. 

    During what time period did people travel to Ellis Island?

    • A.

      A. A New Land 1565- 1600s

    • B.

      B. Building A Modern America 1969

    • C.

      C. The American Dream 1892

    • D.

      D. A Place of Refuge 1930s

    Correct Answer
    C. C. The American Dream 1892
    Explanation
    During the time period of The American Dream in 1892, people traveled to Ellis Island. This is because Ellis Island served as the main immigration station in the United States from 1892 to 1954. It was during this time that millions of immigrants came to America in search of a better life and to fulfill their American Dream. Ellis Island was the gateway for these immigrants, where they underwent medical and legal inspections before being allowed entry into the country.

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  • 7. 

    What was a reason for which people could be deported?

    • A.

      Disease

    • B.

      No Green Card

    • C.

      Unable to speak English

    Correct Answer
    A. Disease
    Explanation
    One reason for which people could be deported is if they have a disease. This is because certain diseases may pose a risk to public health and safety, and therefore individuals with such diseases may be deemed inadmissible or removable from a country. The aim is to prevent the spread of contagious diseases and protect the well-being of the population.

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  • 8. 

    Immigrants had their own:

    • A.

      Railroads

    • B.

      Stockyards

    • C.

      Languages

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    C. Languages
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "languages" because immigrants often brought their native languages with them when they migrated to a new country. This allowed them to maintain their cultural identity and communicate with others who spoke the same language. Immigrants formed communities and neighborhoods where their language was spoken, helping them feel connected to their homeland and providing support to one another.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the fist person to come to America through Ellis Island?

    • A.

      Leopold Stokowski

    • B.

      Annie Moore

    • C.

      Sigmund Freud

    • D.

      Madeline Astor

    Correct Answer
    B. Annie Moore
    Explanation
    Annie Moore was the first person to come to America through Ellis Island. She arrived on January 1, 1892, along with her two younger brothers. Annie Moore's arrival marked the official opening of Ellis Island as an immigration station. She was a 15-year-old Irish immigrant, and her arrival symbolized the hopes and dreams of millions of immigrants who would pass through Ellis Island in the years to come.

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  • 10. 

    How much was a ticket to Ellis Island in the 1900's?

    • A.

      $30

    • B.

      $130

    • C.

      $800

    • D.

      $831.67

    Correct Answer
    A. $30
    Explanation
    During the 1900s, a ticket to Ellis Island cost $30.

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  • 11. 

    Was the Statue of Liberty a gift from the French? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Statue of Liberty was indeed a gift from the French. It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue was a symbol of friendship between France and the United States and was given to commemorate the centennial of American independence. It has since become an iconic symbol of freedom and democracy.

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