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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What segment of the U.S. population has traditionally pushed for open access for Mexican laborers?
(a) Welfare workers.
(b) Agricultural employers.
(c) The police.
(d) Hospital employees.

2. Most Japanese immigrants in the 19th century were young men from what kind of background?
(a) Trade.
(b) Transportation.
(c) Industry.
(d) Farming.

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

4. How many languages were and are spoken in Africa?
(a) Around 200.
(b) Over 1,000.
(c) More than 800.
(d) Fewer than 500.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long is the border between the U.S. and Mexico?

2. How many slaves came to the Western Hemisphere?

3. Which Western country imported the most slaves?

4. Most slaves worked in the farming of what product?

5. What is a "coyote"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are black Americans both the oldest and the youngest immigrant group?

2. What qualities distinguished Japanese school children in the U.S.?

3. What are some socioeconomic results of early marriages and high fertility rates among Puerto Rican immigrants?

4. What was unusual about the Japanese government's approach to emigration to the U.S.?

5. How did American law operate against Chinese immigrants?

6. What factors make Puerto Rican immigrants unique?

7. Why did most Chinese immigrants work in laundries and restaurants in the U.S.?

8. What negative effects did total dependence have on the slave population?

9. In what ways did geography contribute to the perpetuation of slavery?

10. What obstacles to progress were faced by emancipated slaves?

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