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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the typical Chinese immigrant in the U.S. do more than others?
(a) Intermarry outside their ethnic group.
(b) Send money home.
(c) Return to their homeland.
(d) Work and study.

2. Why are the Hong Kong Chinese vulnerable to employer exploitation?
(a) Many do not have job skills.
(b) Many are in the U.S. illegally.
(c) Many are engaged in criminal activity.
(d) Many do not understand U.S. customs.

3. How long is the border between the U.S. and Mexico?
(a) More than 2,000 miles.
(b) Around 3,000 miles.
(c) Exactly 1,120 miles.
(d) Less than 1,000 miles.

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

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

6. What "pulled" Mexicans into the U.S. in the early 20th century?
(a) The development of large agribusinesses.
(b) The lure of Hollywood.
(c) The construction of railroads.
(d) The building of factories.

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

8. Who did Puerto Rican nationalists attempt to assassinate in 1952?
(a) President Eisenhower.
(b) President Roosevelt.
(c) President Truman.
(d) President Nixon.

9. What was a Californio?
(a) An enslaved California Hispanic of the 19th century.
(b) A wealthy California Hispanic of the 19th century.
(c) A California stagecoach robber.
(d) A wealthy California Hispanic of the 20th century.

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

11. How does the Chinese America crime rate compare to other immigrant groups?
(a) It is unusually low.
(b) It is exceptionally erratic, changing every year.
(c) It is unusually high.
(d) It is comparable to the mainstream of society.

12. Mexican immigrants rank highest in what index?
(a) Education.
(b) Reverse migration.
(c) Income.
(d) Fertility.

13. What kind of governmental structure did most Puerto Ricans vote to continue?
(a) Commonwealth status.
(b) Status as a territory.
(c) Independent nationhood.
(d) Statehood.

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

15. What occupations did Chinese immigrants typically take in the mining camps?
(a) Cooks and launderers.
(b) Tailors and saloon keepers.
(c) Merchants and farmers.
(d) Miners and accountants.

Short Answer Questions

1. For Japanese schoolchildren in the U.S., academic success was a matter of family ______________.

2. The generation gap between first and second generation Japanese immigrants was caused by _____________ marriages.

3. How did the Japanese crime rate compare with that of other immigrant communities?

4. What was a Pachuco?

5. What is a "wetback"?

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