Cities And Urban Life 6th Edition By John J. Macionis – Test Bank
1. The height of the “Great Immigration” period took place
a. between 1800 and 1850.
b. between 1920 and 1950.
* c. between 1880 and 1910.
d. between 1945 and 1970.
2. In 2010, foreign-born people represented __________ percent of Miami’s total population.
* c. 60.6
3. Since 1960, the majority of immigrants have been
* b. people of color.
c. people of European origins.
d. None of the above
4. The process known as “chain migration” describes the idea that
a. once migration from a given area begins, it grows at an increasing rate.
* b. immigrants tend to settle near friends and relatives.
c. immigrants often go back to their country of origin.
d. men migrate first, then women and children follow.
5. Throughout the 1800s, most of the United States’ black population
* a. lived in the South and in rural areas.
b. lived in urban areas.
c. was relatively wealthier than today.
d. was concentrated around northeastern cities.
6. Which of the following did not contribute to black migration to the North?
* a. urban decentralization
b. the growth of industrial production that followed World War II
c. the decline of southern agriculture
d. farm mechanization
7. Karl and Alma Taeuber’s study shows that
a. blacks were less segregated in 1960 than in 1970.
* b. segregation can be measured by an index of dissimilarity.
c. the segregation index for San Jose in California was the highest in the United. States
d. racism is the main cause of segregation.
8. What is the fastest growing nonwhite population in the United States?
* a. Hispanics
c. African Americans
d. None of the above
9. Chinese Americans
* a. account for 1% of the total U.S. population.
b. have been blocked from immigrating because of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
c. overwhelmingly occupy professional and technical positions.
d. have a median family income that has fallen below the national average.
10. Puerto Ricans
* a. enjoy open migration privileges.
b. are less segregated from whites than Mexican Americans.
c. are among the wealthiest Hispanics in the United States.
d. are the largest Hispanic group in the United States.
11. Mexican Americans
a. largely reside in rural areas.
b. are well integrated into U.S. neighborhoods.
* c. account for 32 percent of Los Angeles’s population.
d. tend to follow extended family residence patterns.