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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. After the 1906 earthquake, when 10,000 Japanese were left homeless, how many applied for public relief?
(a) 5,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 2,500.
(d) None.

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

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

6. By 1970, which city had the most Puerto Ricans?
(a) Boston.
(b) New York.
(c) San Juan.
(d) Miami.

7. Where was the first Puerto Rican community in New York?
(a) Long Island.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) The Bronx.
(d) Spanish Harlem.

8. How many slaves came to the Western Hemisphere?
(a) Ten million.
(b) Five million.
(c) Twenty million.
(d) One million.

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

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

11. What was one tragic result of the U.S. government's restrictions on Chinese immigration?
(a) A low Chinese birth rate.
(b) A high rate of suicide among Chinese men.
(c) A high rate of Chinese returning to China.
(d) A low return on Chinese investment.

12. What type of immigrant group is most likely to retain a foreign language and culture?
(a) Those who are discriminated against.
(b) Those who are mistreated by mainstream governmental agencies.
(c) Those whose culture is not represented in the U.S.
(d) Those with back-and-forth migration.

13. What was a "picture bride"?
(a) A bride who spoke no English.
(b) A bride from the U.S. accepted on the basis of a photograph.
(c) A perfectly beautiful bride.
(d) A bride from Japan accepted on the basis of a photograph.

14. For Japanese schoolchildren in the U.S., academic success was a matter of family ______________.
(a) Responsibility.
(b) Interest.
(c) Loyalty.
(d) Honor.

15. Who were the first free persons of colors?
(a) Freed slaves.
(b) Indentured servants who had completed their indentures.
(c) Native-born blacks.
(d) Blacks from other countries.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did lighter skin become overrepresented among achieving blacks?

2. On what basis were Japanese immigrants to the U.S. preselected by the Japanese government?

3. How did Chinese immigrants cope with discrimination?

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

5. Where did the Alien Land Law prohibit Japanese immigrants from buying land?

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