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Which of the following words means 'how close to something you are'?
a) Absolute
b) Quota
c) Nativism
d) Proximity

Which law gave Indians control over territory?
a) Homestead Act
b) Dawes Act
c) Chinese Exclusion Act
d) Pendleton Act

What did the Chinese Exclusion Act do?
a) Banned Chinese immigration to America.
b) Established new Chinatowns throughout most major American cities.
c) Provided cultural incentives for new Chinese immigration.
d) Raised the wages for most Chinese laborers working on the transcontinental railroad.

Which of the following would be a pull factor for migration to the American frontier?
a) Economic depression
b) A federal land grant for settlement.
c) War in the American South
d) Corruption of political bosses throughout New York City

Which of the following ethnic groups is European, Catholic and settled heavily in the Northeast?
a) Chinese
b) Irish
c) Cuban
d) Israelis

Which word describes a group of people that are very similar?
a) Heterogeneous
b) Sparsely Populated
c) Homogeneous
d) Socialist

Which of the following was a political boss in NYC who is known for his control of Tammany Hall?
a) Jay Rockefeller
b) William McKinley
c) Boss Tweed
d) General Pershing

Which of the following is a 'cap' or 'limit' on the number of people that can be allowed into a country?
a) Import Tariff
b) Immigration Quota
c) Subsidized Trust
d) Diffusion of Cartels

Which word describes the act of blending into a new group of people?
a) Patriotism
b) Nativism
c) Assimilation
d) Entrepreneurship

During the Gilded Age many immigrants were pressured to assimilate quickly to the American way of life. What was the name for this?
a) Communism
b) Philanthropy
c) Nativism
d) Americanization

What is the name of the vast flat land in the center of America?
a) Siberia
b) The Great Plains
c) The Amazon
d) The Rockies

Which of the following led to increased Western expansion during the Gilded Age?
a) The construction of the Panama Canal
b) The first airplane trip around the world
c) Theodore Roosevelt's push for isolationism
d) The construction of the transcontinental railroad

What is the name of the American era that occurred from 1870-1900?
a) Gilded Age
b) Progressive Era
c) Roaring Twenties
d) Cold War

Which law had the most significant effect in encouraging western migration?
a) Sherman Antitrust Act
b) Pure Food and Drug Act
c) Homestead Act
d) The New Deal

Who invented the light bulb?
a) Alexander Graham Bell
b) Andrew Carnegie
c) Thomas Edison
d) JP Morgan

What word describes the trend of moving from rural areas to cities?
a) Assimilation
b) Urbanization
c) Laissez-faire
d) Americanization

Whats the name for the area of America that hadn't been fully settled by 1870, and was still inhabited by Native Indians?
a) Yukon
b) Klondike
c) Florida
d) Frontier

Who invented the telephone?
a) Thomas Edison
b) Jane Addams
c) Alvin York
d) Alexander Graham Bell

Why did the transcontinental railroad increase western migration?
a) It made travel and sale of goods easier.
b) It encouraged many factors to develop across the Great Plains.
c) Led to increased profits for timber companies.
d) It allowed for greater protection of the American Indians.

Which of the following inventions made it possible for factories to stay open at night?
a) Telephone
b) Automobile
c) Vaccine
d) Lightbulb

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