Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ronald Takaki
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the purpose of the taxes that were imposed on immigrants, according to Takaki?

2. Why does Takaki assert that Asian immigrants opened their own businesses?

3. When did Hawaiian planters begin hiring nationalities other then the Chinese?

4. After the mining industry turned their back on the Chinese, what industry did they turn to?

5. What does Takaki assert people think about America's population?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Hawaiian men bring Asian women to Hawaii?

2. What was the ultimate goal of Japanese immigrants when coming to America?

3. How did the second generation of Koreans born in America differ from their parents?

4. Describe the Chinese immigrants' experience with the Central Pacific Railroad.

5. Explain the term 'paper son.'

6. How did WWII change America?

7. Define the Tongs and the Fongs.

8. Where did Asian immigrants tend to move to in America?

9. What did the McCarran-Watter Act declare?

10. How were Chinese immigrants victimized?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the work conditions many immigrants faced. Are they similar tp or different from the working conditions immigrants face today? Why was it difficult for immigrants to change working conditions?

Essay Topic 2

What role did Chinese female immigrants play in Takaki's book? How were women treated and what employment did they find?

Essay Topic 3

The Chinese Six Companies played a major role in the lives of Chinese immigrants. Explain how the Chinese Six Companies formed and their impact on Asian immigration.

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