Ethnic America: A History Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter V, The Italians.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Irish product undermined the welfare of Irish people?
(a) Sabotage.
(b) Potatoes.
(c) Whiskey.
(d) Poetry.

2. What nationality are the Pennsylvania Dutch?
(a) German.
(b) Dutch.
(c) French.
(d) Belgian.

3. What educational reform did Germans propose and support?
(a) Graduate schools.
(b) Universities.
(c) Preschools.
(d) Kindergartens.

4. What was the occupation of the German immigrants who landed in St. Louis and Milwaukee?
(a) Farming.
(b) Peddling.
(c) Brewing beer.
(d) Construction.

5. What diseases plagued the Irish living in tenements?
(a) Cholera and tuberculosis.
(b) Tuberculosis and typhoid fever.
(c) Smallpox and cholera.
(d) Typhoid fever and smallpox.

Short Answer Questions

1. What law helped establish the southern Italian crime syndicates?

2. What was the name for a middleman who bought and sold indentured servants?

3. With acculturation, IQ rates tend to:

4. Why did farmers in southern Italy live on hillsides?

5. What area in the United States contained the greatest number of Jews ever assembled in one place on earth?

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