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Exercises(Chapter 2: Population)

2008年09月16日  所属:美国概况  来源:南京航空航天大学  作者:南京航空航天大学

美国概况:第二章:人口:练习。

美国概况:Chapter 2: Population :Exercises

I. Choose the correct answer

    1. The first Europeans who came to stay in the New World were mostly from.

      A. Spain.    B. France.    C. England.    D. Germany.

    2. The first blacks arrived in Jamestown in 1619 as

      A. slaves.   B. free people.   C. indentured servants.   D. explorers.

    3. The official segregation continued to be the law of the United States until

      A. 1860.   B. 1863.   C. 1918.   D. 1954.

    4. The second largest group of Hispanics is

      A. Mexican-Americans.    B. Chicanos.

      C. Puerto Ricans.    D. Cubans.

   5. The first large group of Chinese came to the U. S. in

      A. 1840.    B. 1847.   C. 1880.   D. 1882.

    6. According to the text, which section now leads in numerical increase in population?

      A. the Northeast section.    B. The Great Plains.

      C. The South   D. The West.

   7. The most populous state in the U. S. is

      A. Washington.   B. Texas. C. New York.    D. California.

   8. The trend in migration from cities to suburbs now prevailed in all regions except

      A. the Northeast.   B. the South

C. the Middle West.    D. the West

H. Questions for Discussion

   1. Why is the United States known as a "melting pot?" How do you understand "melting pot"?

   2. Who are the most numerous minority in America? How about their social status?

   3. How are the Chinese-Americans viewed by the other Americans? Explain.

4. What factors cause the Americans to move within the United States?

5. Why do many Americans now migrate from cities to suburbs?

6. Explain the following terms. White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, indentured servants, Indian Reservation, Hispanics, Chicanos, barrios, Chinatown.


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