History Quiz: Migration In The U.S.

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  • 1. 
    Several million Irish migrated in the 1840s primarily because
    • A. 

      The British military forced them to become refugees.

    • B. 

      Disastrous economic conditions, exacerbated by British government policies, pushed them out of the country.

    • C. 

      Poor environmental conditions, including volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, induced them to migrate.

    • D. 

      They were attracted by the separation of church and state (freedom of religion) in the United States.

    • E. 

      Spanish invasions threatened their homes

  • 2. 
    The largest numbers of Europeans migrated to the United States primarily because of
    • A. 

      Decreased economic opportunities at the same time that European countries experienced rapid population growth.

    • B. 

      Decreased political stability as European countries were wracked by revolutions.

    • C. 

      Religious freedom in the United States, as European countries forbade their citizens to attend most kinds of religious services.

    • D. 

      The great reputation of schools and hospitals in the United States.

    • E. 

      Discoveries of gold in California and Alaska in the 1800s

  • 3. 
    From the discussions of demographic changes within the United States we can deduce that the largest level of interregional migration in the United States was caused by the
    • A. 

      Arrival of Europeans and their wars with Native Americans beginning in the 1600s.

    • B. 

      Unauthorized immigration from Latin America, especially in the 1900s.

    • C. 

      Immigration of Asians beginning in the early twentieth century, despite the Chinese Exclusion Acts.

    • D. 

      Opening up of the western territories to settlement.

    • E. 

      Industrial development in the northeast, particularly at the outset of the Industrial Revolution.

  • 4. 
    The U.S. center of population has moved steadily to the
    • A. 

      East

    • B. 

      North

    • C. 

      South

    • D. 

      West

    • E. 

      Center

  • 5. 
    Which of the following current migration flows is the least significant in terms of total numbers of people?
    • A. 

      From Asia to Europe

    • B. 

      From Africa to Europe

    • C. 

      From Asia to North America

    • D. 

      Between and among Asian countries

    • E. 

      From Latin America to North America

  • 6. 
    Which is a current intraregional migration trend in the United States?
    • A. 

      Rural to urban

    • B. 

      Urban to suburban

    • C. 

      Metropolitan to nonmetropolitan

    • D. 

      Net emigration from the northeast

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The Brazilian government encouraged interregional migration by
    • A. 

      Making Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo more attractive.

    • B. 

      Dictating optimal locations for factories

    • C. 

      Clearing the rain forest for agricultural activities in the interior.

    • D. 

      Moving the capital to Brasilia.

    • E. 

      Industrial development on the Atlantic coast.

  • 8. 
    The most prominent type of intraregional migration in the world is
    • A. 

      North to south

    • B. 

      Region to region

    • C. 

      Urban to rural

    • D. 

      City to city

    • E. 

      Rural to urban.

  • 9. 
    Counterurbanization is
    • A. 

      Moving from an urban core to suburban areas

    • B. 

      Due to expanding suburbs

    • C. 

      Migration to rural areas and small towns from central cities or suburbs

    • D. 

      The trend of the elderly retiring to communities in southern states such as Arizona or Florida

    • E. 

      The decline of the inner-city infrastructure

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