20 Questions: Immigration
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1) What year did Ellis Island open?
2) Where did immigrants usually go for entry before Ellis Island?
3) It is said there are 167 of them in Jackson Heights. 167 what?
4) In NYC, immigrants own a majority of city businesses. True or false?
5) What is the official name of the Statue of Liberty?
Liberty Enlightening the World
6) He emigrated to the U.S. from Hungary in 1884 and became the architect for the San Remo, the Beresford, the Eldorado, the St. Moritz, and the Hotel St. George. His name?
a) Mies van der Rohe b) Emery Roth c) Cass Gilbert
7) In his book A Nation of Immigrants, he wrote "Immigration policy should be generous; it should be fair; it should be flexible. With such a policy we can turn to the world, and to our own past, with clean hands and a clear conscience." Who was the author?
8) In 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services removed what four words from its mission statement? (Hint: see above)
a nation of immigrants
9) The two buildings on the Lower East Side were home to an estimated 15,000 people from 20 nations between 1863 and the turn of the 21st century. What are the two buildings called now?
The Tenement Museum
10) The number one source of immigrants in NYC is what country?
a) Dominican Republic b) Pakistan c) Mexico
11) This inventor emigrated to the U.S. in 1884 from what is now Croatia. He and Edison were bitter rivals. Name him.
12) What happened to Matthew Albence who, as ICE's Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations, testified before the Senate in July 2018 that family detention centers were "more like summer camp"?
Promoted to Acting Director
13) NYC is home to approximately 560,000 undocumented immigrants. A decade ago, there were…
a) fewer undocumented immigrants b) about the same number c) more undocumented immigrants
Fewer undocumented immigrants
14) Emma Lazarus wrote The New Colossus as a fundraiser for Liberty, but two decades later it had been mostly forgotten. This arts patron fought to get the poem in its rightful place. Her name?
a) Peggy Guggenheim b) Anna Lazarus Greene c) Georgina Schuyler d) Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
15) What happened to the M.S. St. Louis ocean liner in 1939?
The U.S. turned away more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany
16) The current employment rate is 60.7% (number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population). What percentage of DACA recipients are employed, in school, or serving in the military?
a) 51% b) 71% c) 91%
17) The crisis set off a wave of immigration to the U.S. in the 1840s. Pictured above is a memorial in Battery Park City to that event. What was it?
Irish Hunger Memorial
18) The Joy Luck Club tells the stories of four Chinese immigrant mothers and their daughters. Name the author.
19) In 1985, this city passed a City of Refuge resolution, spurring the sanctuary city movement. Which city did this?
20) What percentage of Fortune 500 companies based in New York were founded by immigrants or their children?
a) 11% b) 29% c) 42% d) 56%