The Gilded Age and Immigration
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  • Question 1
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    What does the term gilded mean?

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    Full of riches and opportunities

    Gaining new land

    Covered in a thin layer of gold

    Made of solid gold

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    What are some reasons why immigrants came to America during the Gilded Age? (Select all that apply)

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    to find jobs

    to escape famine

    to escape persecution

    to be able to vote

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    What was Ellis Island?

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    A settlement house for immigrants

    A check-in-station for immigrants coming to America

    A court case that allowed segregation in public facilities

    A theory that the rich are rich because they're better, and the poor are poor because they are worse

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    Which of the following is NOT a challenge that immigrants faced when coming to America during the Gilded Age?

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    Discrimination

    Finding jobs

    New diseases

    Language barriers

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    What were tenement houses?

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    Large public buildings designed for the rich

    Community centers to help poor people

    Small, cramped apartments for poor people

    Check-in-stations for immigrants coming to America

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    What did the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 do?

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    Increased the number of Chinese immigrants

    Prohibited work-seeking Chinese from entering the U.S.

    Prohibited Chinese immigrants from leaving the U.S.

    Prohibited immigrants from entering the U.S.

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    During the Great Migration, many African Americans moved from the _______ to __________.

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    North to the South

    East to the West

    South to the North

    West to the East

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    Which of the following is the best definition of Social Darwinism?

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    A theory that the rich are rich because they’re better, and the poor are poor because they’re worse

    The belief that helping the poor will help society

    A theory that the government should help out the economy in a time of crisis

    The idea of the government should stay "hands-off" in the economy

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    How did railroads help industrialize America from 1850 to 1900? (Select all that apply)

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    transported people and ideas

    transported goods to new markets

    transported new immigrants to America

    transported raw materials

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    Many immigrants who first came to American moved into what type of living space?

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    Settlement Houses

    Community Centers

    Factory Houses

    Tenement Houses

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