Immigration to the U.S. (1900-2010): Changes & Trends


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What was the majority religion of the United States when immigrants started to arrive from southern and eastern Europe?

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1. What is the name given to the caps placed on immigration from certain countries?

2. Attracting highly-skilled migrants became an official policy of U.S. immigration in which decade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can test their knowledge of changes in U.S. immigration with this quiz/worksheet. It will ask questions regarding the history, limitations, and procedures of immigration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet, students will be challenged on a number of topics, including:

  • The nationality and religion of some immigrants to the United States
  • Caps placed on immigration
  • The Hart-Cellar Act

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz/worksheet will be working on improving the skills below:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the accompanying lesson on U.S. Immigration
  • Defining key concepts - accurately identify key words by their definition, such as the name given to immigration caps placed on certain countries, and the term referring to the United States as a country that has welcomed many cultures
  • Information recall - use newly acquired knowledge to answer a question about the history of the Hart-Cellar Act
  • Knowledge application - pull knowledge of new vocabulary terms to answer questions about immigration

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, students should look at the accompanying lesson, Immigration to the U.S. (1900-2010): Changes & Trends. It will help students meet the following educational objectives:

  • Learn about the biases toward European immigrants at the turn of the twentieth century in the U.S.
  • Understand the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966
  • Define the Hart-Cellar Act
  • Learn about the main sources for undocumented migrants in the U.S.