Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman
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1. Among immigrants, Ellis Island was known as ---
"Last Chance Island"
2. Immigrants received a chalk mark on their right shoulder if they ---.
were traveling alone
needed to be further inspected for physical or mental abnormalities
had served time in prison before immigrating to United States
had no money with them
3. What did Leonard Covello's mother consider a luxury?
A trip to the public bath house
a doll for her daughter
running water in the hallway
4. Why did many immigrants take in boarders?
They wanted "live-in help."
They wanted to repay the generosity shown to them.
There were not enough apartments for all the immigrants
They needed help to pay the rent.
5. Immigrant students were humiliated in the system in which those who ---
couldn't pass a physical fitness test were required to attend night class
misspelled American words were required to write them ten times
couldn't afford medical care were given examinations by the visiting nurses
didn't speak English were put in regular classes with much younger students
6. Painful conflicts often occurred in immigrant families when children ---.
rebelled against working to support their families
were raised by Old World grandparents instead of their parents
refused to attend night classes after working for ten hours
became Americanized faster than their parents
7. In one factory, children were put into high wooden cases so that ---.
their employer would be better able to keep track of them
the inspector would see no children when he came there
they could sleep in the factory instead of going home
there would be more room on the factory floor for the adult workers
8. When Leonard Covello took a job at age twelve, how did his father feel?
sad because Leonard had to "grow up so quickly"
proud of Leonard for "becoming a man"
relieved because Leonard would soon "be on his own"
angry with Leonard for leaving school
9. According to immigrant children, their "badge as true Americans" was ---.
an ability to play stickball
acquiring a job as an independent American business person
a detailed knowledge of baseball heroes and statistics
an ability to speak American slang
10. Why might youngsters have stretched a string across the sidewalk?
to mark the spot where they were going to play potsy later in the evening
to play a trick in which a pedestrian's hat would be lifted from his head
to warn rival gang members that they were not welcome on their turf
to secretly inform their friends that they wanted to meet with them
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