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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What gave free persons of color a head start over other blacks?
(a) Job skills.
(b) Legal protections.
(c) Literacy.
(d) Nutrition.

2. How did the Japanese crime rate compare with that of other immigrant communities?
(a) Slightly higher.
(b) Far higher.
(c) Slightly lower.
(d) Far lower.

3. Which Western country imported the most slaves?
(a) The United States.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Jamaica.
(d) Canada.

4. Heightened, more militant group consciousness typically appears in which generation?
(a) First.
(b) Fourth.
(c) Third.
(d) Second.

5. During the Civil War, what percentage of Union troops were black?
(a) 50%.
(b) 5%.
(c) 2%.
(d) 10%.

6. What was a Pachuco?
(a) A Mexican from the state of Pachuca.
(b) A Mexican gang member.
(c) A Mexican elected official?
(d) A Mexican dance.

7. How did many of the Japanese regard the United States during the 19th century?
(a) As an "earthly paradise."
(b) As a "deprived nation."
(c) As the "home of our enemies."
(d) As a "hell on earth."

8. What is a "coyote"?
(a) A smuggler of illegal immigrants.
(b) A Mexican gang.
(c) An Aztec symbol.
(d) An illegal drug.

9. Among all ethnic groups in the U.S., Puerto Ricans in 1930 had the highest rate of what factor?
(a) Juvenile delinquency.
(b) Birth.
(c) Immigration.
(d) Years of education.

10. What "pushed" Mexicans to leave Mexico in the early 20th century?
(a) Overcrowding.
(b) The devaluation of the peso.
(c) Religious suppression.
(d) The Mexican revolution.

11. Japanese pieceworkers earned ____________ than whites doing the same work.
(a) More.
(b) More gradually.
(c) Less.
(d) More rapidly.

12. As those with different views left the South, what changed in the southern population?
(a) It became aware of its inconsistencies.
(b) It became more liberal.
(c) It became more conformist and intolerant.
(d) It became better educated and more worldly.

13. What was one significant difference between slavery in the U.S. and slavery throughout history, as identified by Sowell?
(a) Slaves were not educated.
(b) Slaves were farther from home.
(c) Slavery in a free society is a moral problem.
(d) Slaves had no opportunity to become free in the U.S.

14. What vices were commonly available in Chinatown?
(a) Gambling and drinking.
(b) Prostitution, drugs, and gambling.
(c) Theft and murder.
(d) Drinking and smoking.

15. What is a "wetback"?
(a) A strong swimmer.
(b) An illegal Mexican immigrant.
(c) A mariachi musician.
(d) An agricultural worker who perspires freely.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under the laws of the Manchu dynasty, what could Chinese men not return to China without?

2. What kind of governmental structure did most Puerto Ricans vote to continue?

3. What did Chinatowns become in the 20th century?

4. What did Nat Turner lead?

5. What was one tragic result of the U.S. government's restrictions on Chinese immigration?

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