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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where did the Alien Land Law prohibit Japanese immigrants from buying land?
(a) The United States.
(b) Japan.
(c) California.
(d) Hawaii.

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

4. How many states in the U.S. were originally part of Mexico?
(a) Two.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Ten.
(d) Five.

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

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

7. What ethnicities are combined in Puerto Ricans?
(a) African, Indian, and British.
(b) Spanish, African, and Indian.
(c) Portugese, African, and Indian.
(d) Spanish, Indian, and Portugese.

8. Most slaves worked in the farming of what product?
(a) Sugar.
(b) Cotton.
(c) Wheat.
(d) Tobacco.

9. What indicates slow acculturation?
(a) Rapid language acquisition.
(b) Low rates of application for citizenship.
(c) Long vacations in the home country.
(d) Sending money home.

10. What historical events at the turn of the century raised Japanese confidence?
(a) Accumulating more wealth than other Asian nations.
(b) Winning wars against China and Russia.
(c) Being twice voted most popular tourist destination.
(d) Winning Nobel prizes for science and math.

11. What quality did U.S. slave owners encourage in their slaves?
(a) Dependence.
(b) Literacy.
(c) Initiative.
(d) Independence.

12. Why did many Japanese property owners in the U.S. put title to the land in the names of their children?
(a) They children could attract better marriage partners.
(b) The children were born in the U.S. and not subject to the Alien Land Law.
(c) They hoped for greater prosperity for their children.
(d) The children could avoid excessive taxation.

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

14. Why are the Hong Kong youth gangs a threat to Chinatowns?
(a) They cause loss of life.
(b) They intimidate business owners.
(c) They frighten away tourists.
(d) They cause property destruction.

15. In California, Japanese immigrants initiated what two business models?
(a) Language schools and bakeries.
(b) Contract gardening and produce markets.
(c) Restaurants and dance academies.
(d) Market gardens and ornamental horticulture.

Short Answer Questions

1. In New York, what percentage of Chinese residents accepted federal aid during the Great Depression?

2. What are Puerto Ricans the only immigrants born possessing?

3. What vices were commonly available in Chinatown?

4. What is a "coyote"?

5. What was one result of social isolation and fragmentation in Africa?

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