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1.         Why did migrants come to America ?
a.         economic reasons
b.         they were forced to
c.         they followed friends and family
d.         all of the above

2.         When did the majority of migrants come to America ?
a.         Colonial Period
b.         Pre Civil War
c.         Post Civil War
d.         Modern Era

3.         Which ethnic group comprises the largest immigrant population in Iowa ?
a.         Germans
b.         Irish
c.         Italians
d.         African-Americans

4.         The majority of persons who migrated from Ireland to America before 1850 were
a.         Protestant
b.         Catholic
c.         wealthy farmers
d.         poor tenet farmers

5.         The Great Famine in Ireland occurred in the
a.         1830s
b.         1840s
c.         1860s
d.         1870s

6.         The Great Famine was caused by
a.         Government regulations
b.         a natural disaster
c.         poor farming practices
d.         all of the above

7.         ____________ Irish died and a similar number of Irish migrated because of the Great Famine, mostly to America .
a.         250,000
b.         500,000
c.         1,000,000
d.         1,500,000

8.         What did you learn about your family's migration experience?




9.         In your opinion, what contributions have immigrants made to the development of America ?




10.       Did this unit improve your knowledge of American History and the immigrant experience? Why or why not?