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Immigration/Urbanization Test

Quiz by John Heeg

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25 questions
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  • Q1
    Which of the following was a pull factor for immigrants?
    political and religious persecution
    war and famine
    scarce land
    promise of freedom
    30s
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  • Q2
    Who was the group who sought to limit immigration and preserve the country for native-born white Protestants?
    Nativists
    Ghettos
    Republicans
    Democrats
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  • Q3
    Congress responded to anti-Chinese feeling by passing the...
    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Immigration Restriction Act
    Nativist Law
    Urbanization Law
    30s
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  • Q4
    During the late 1800s and early 1900s, prejudice against “new” immigrants increased mainly because these immigrants
    tried to replace American democracy with their own forms of government
    formed their own labor unions in order to receive higher wages
    had job skills superior to those of most American workers
    came from cultural backgrounds very different from that of the majority of Americans
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  • Q5
    Who wanted to show the harsh side of life as it really was?
    New Immigrants
    Realists
    Jane Adams
    Old Immigrants
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  • Q6
    In the late 1800s, rapid urbanization was mainly the result of the
    federally funded city redevelopment projects
    shortage of land for new farms
    migration of formerly enslaved persons to the West
    impact of industrialization
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  • Q7
    Which of the following is not an urban reform that improved people’s lives?
    Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act
    workers were hired to collect garbage
    building codes that set standards for construction and safety
    cities set up fire companies and a police force
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  • Q8
    A major reason why newspapers grew in the late 1800s was that
    newspapers stopped printing stories about crime.
    there were more writers.
    more Americans were reading because of the spread of education.
    newspapers pushed for women’s rights.
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  • Q9
    How did newspapers attract women readers?
    they supported women’s rights
    they added special sections containing topics of interest to women.
    they reduced the price
    they hired many women as news reporters and editors
    30s
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  • Q10
    Skyscrapers were built because of the
    scarcity of lumber in metropolitan areas.
    lack of space in which to build in downtown areas.
    great number of people who were leaving cities.
    need for adequate housing for immigrants.
    30s
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  • Q11
    Some people criticized yellow journalism because it
    prevented reform.
    increased newspaper sales.
    appealed only to middle-class readers.
    emphasized scandal and crime.
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  • Q12
    Ellis Island and Angel Island were the receiving stations
    that linked immigrants to settlement houses in their cities of choice.
    designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for immigrants in Chicago and San Francisco.
    where immigrants were processed on the East and West coasts.
    where Protestant ministers preached the Social Gospel
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  • Q13
    Settlement houses were set up to
    pass building codes.
    create parks and zoos.
    help the poor in the cities.
    design new water systems.
    30s
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  • Q14
    Which of the following was not a service offered in a settlement house?
    taught classes in American government and English
    teaching college classes so immigrants could get a college degree
    instruction on health care
    provided nurseries for children
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  • Q15
    How did entertainment unite Americans?
    Immigrants were the only ones who were interested in sports.
    provided a shared culture for people of all backgrounds.
    It helped the Nativists
    Helped end poverty.
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  • Q16
    In the period from 1890 to 1910, most immigrants from eastern and southern Europe settled in large cities of the eastern United States primarily because
    factory jobs were available for unskilled workers
    farmland had become very scarce
    there was much less discrimination in those cities
    they came mainly from large cities in their home countries
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  • Q17
    Which department store were people able to buy clothes, furniture, jewelry, and other goods?
    Nativsts
    General Store
    Macy’s
    Abercrombie and Fitch
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  • Q18
    What did compulsory education laws require?
    schools must be segregated
    schools must teach religion, ethics, and values
    children must attend school up to sixth grade
    discipline and obedience must be emphasized
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  • Q19
    Which of the following inventions was not due to the building boom in the late 1800s?
    Carriage
    electric streetcar
    trolley
    Subway
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  • Q20
    How did the population increase during the building boom in the late 1800s affect city life?
    Skyscrapers were built to conserve space
    Owners were required to add elevators to pre-existing buildings.
    Urban parkland was used to build housing for the poor.
    Department stores were moved to suburban locations.
    30s
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