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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 was a "hatchet man"?
(a) A lumberjack.
(b) A member of a Chinese secret society.
(c) An entertainer.
(d) A woodsman.

2. Many Japanese immigrants were successful entrepreneurs because of their ability to _________________.
(a) Accept risk.
(b) Calculate costs.
(c) Foreseen trends.
(d) Share profits.

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

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

5. The generation gap between first and second generation Japanese immigrants was caused by _____________ marriages.
(a) Multiple.
(b) Belated.
(c) Rare.
(d) Long-distance.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What gave free persons of color a head start over other blacks?

3. Most Japanese immigrants in the 19th century were young men from what kind of background?

4. What historical events at the turn of the century raised Japanese confidence?

5. What percentage of Puerto Ricans voted for independent nationhood?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was marriage among slaves encouraged by slave owners?

2. What are the "pushes" and "pulls" that bring Mexican immigrants to the United States?

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

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

5. What factors make Puerto Rican immigrants unique?

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

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

8. What is unique about the Mexican population in the Southwest?

9. What anti-Japanese legislation in California caused problems for the Japanese immigrants?

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

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