Trivia Questions Quiz On Immigration, Urbanization And Political Machines!

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Trivia Questions Quiz On Immigration, Urbanization And Political Machines!

Below are some trivia questions quiz on Immigration, Urbanization And Political Machines! In the world today, a lot of countries are facing political instability, and the insecurity that comes with it makes people want to move to other regions for a stable, and most of the time, they move to the urbanized areas. Take this quiz and test some of these historical movements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which term is the name of a restriction on immigration passed by Congress? (there can be more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Ellis Island

    • B. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • C. 

      Angel Island

    • D. 

      The Gentlemen's Agreement

  • 2. 
    Which term refers to an agreement that limited the immigration of unskilled workers to the United States in exchange for the repeal of a San Francisco segregation order.
    • A. 

      The Chinese Exclusion Act

    • B. 

      The Gentlemen's Agreement

  • 3. 
    Through which place of entry into the United States did immigrants arriving on the East Coast pass?
    • A. 

      Angel Island

    • B. 

      Ellis Island

  • 4. 
    Through which port of entry did immigrants pass upon arriving to the United States on the West Coast?
    • A. 

      Angel Island

    • B. 

      Ellis Island

  • 5. 
    Which term is the name of a restriction on emigration worked out by the United States government and another country's government?
    • A. 

      The Gentlemen's Agreement

    • B. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

  • 6. 
    Urbanization is a term that describes the growth of farming regions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Many city dwellers crowded into multifamily, often unsanitary, settlement houses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Tenement buildings were community centers that provided assistance to the urban poor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Jane Addams, one of the most influential members of the Social Gospel movement, founded Hull House in Chicago.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    This law authorized an independent civil service commission to make government appointments based on the merit system.
    • A. 

      The Spoils System

    • B. 

      The Patronage System

    • C. 

      The Pendleton Act

  • 11. 
    This was any type of unethical or illegal use of politial influence for personal gain; for example, I am the mayor and I authorize a company to be hired by the city to remove trash - the company overcharges the city and I use the excess money for myself or my collegues.
    • A. 

      The Spoils System

    • B. 

      The political machine

    • C. 

      Graft

  • 12. 
    These were organized groups that controlled the activities of a political party in a city.
    • A. 

      The political machine

    • B. 

      The spoils system

    • C. 

      Graft

  • 13. 
    The Pendleton Civil Service Act required
    • A. 

      Applicants for government jobs to prove their competence by passing an exam

    • B. 

      Native-born Americans to treat immigrants with courtesy

    • C. 

      Government workers to quit whatever political party they were part of

    • D. 

      Cities to provide services such as clean water to their residents

  • 14. 
    An example of patronage would be
    • A. 

      Bribing a city official

    • B. 

      Assassinating a public official

    • C. 

      Saying one thing and doing another

    • D. 

      Giving a friend a government job because he/she supported you in your campaign

  • 15. 
    The illegal use of political influence for personal gain is called
    • A. 

      Civil service

    • B. 

      Nativism

    • C. 

      Gentlemen's Agreement

    • D. 

      Graft

  • 16. 
    Which of the following characteristic does NOT belong to a typical supporter of a political machine
    • A. 

      Poor

    • B. 

      Lives in the city

    • C. 

      Works in a low skilled factory job

    • D. 

      Weathy

  • 17. 
    What is the main purpose of the patronage system (spoils system)?
    • A. 

      To increase government funds

    • B. 

      To increase government efficiency

    • C. 

      To reward the supporters of a persons campaign

    • D. 

      To avoid concentrating power in one individual or group

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is an example of graft?
    • A. 

      Using a cartoon to illustrate political fraud

    • B. 

      Saying a project cost more than it did and keeping the difference for yourself or your political organization

    • C. 

      Choosing your friends for political office

    • D. 

      Using the threat of force to get people to vote for a particular candidate

  • 19. 
    Precinct Captains were the part of the political machine that made the machine work - what did they do?
    • A. 

      They made all decisions for the machine economically, politcally, and socially

    • B. 

      They ensured the success of the machine by providing a direct link between the machine and the immigrants who supported the machine

    • C. 

      They controlled the power of the machine through the use of ward bosses who then reported to the immigrants

  • 20. 
    Which of the following urban problems would have been addressed by building row houses?
    • A. 

      Crime

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Sanitation

    • D. 

      Housing

  • 21. 
    Which of the following urban problems would have be solved by creating mass transit systems such as electric trolleys and underground railway systems?
    • A. 

      Crime

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Sanitation

    • D. 

      Water

  • 22. 
    Which of the following urban problems were a direct result of the massive influx of immigration to the United States at the end of the 1800's, early 1900's?
    • A. 

      Housing

    • B. 

      Sanitation

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      None of these were caused by massive immigration

    • E. 

      All of these wree caused by massive immigration

  • 23. 
    Which of the following problems did NOT exist in large cities at the turn of the century?
    • A. 

      Empty apartment buildings because the demand for housing was down

    • B. 

      Raw sewage in the streets of the city

    • C. 

      Unsanitary living conditions caused by overcrowded tenement houses

    • D. 

      Constant threat of fire because all building materials were made of flammable wood.