The Asian American Movement: Purpose & Effects


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What moment during World War II heavily encouraged Asian Americans to become more politically active once the war was over?

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1. The Asian American movement included many politically active youth, most of who felt they had a unique perspective to offer on what event of the time?

2. Compared to other ethnic-right movements of the time, the Asian American movement in particular had the strongest fight against what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about the Asian American movement with this quiz/worksheet combo. Key topics on the quiz include the WWII moment that motivated Asian Americans to become politically after and a rallying point for young Asian American activists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be covered on the quiz/worksheet as well:

  • One of the biggest challenges faced by the Asian American movement
  • Influences on the founding of the movement
  • The movement's biggest success

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Asian American movement, including the moment during WWII that helped spur it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way the movement was founded and one of the biggest issues it faced
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the success of the movement

Additional Learning

Learn more about this movement with the lesson named The Asian American Movement: Purpose & Effects. Here are some of the key points you'll be studying:

  • Racism against Asian Americans after World War II
  • Civil rights groups that protested alongside the Asian American movement
  • Goals/growth of the movement in the U.S.