Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts - Quiz & Worksheet


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In general, human movement from one place to another is known as _____.

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1. During the 1840s and 1850s many Irish people migrated to the United States, fleeing the potato blight that made farming impossible. Large numbers of these migrants settled in cities and towns. Their behavior can best be described as:

2. Which historical factor encouraged the process of urbanization during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Distinguish between three major reasons for migration of peoples in the 19th and 20th centuries. Assess your knowledge of this subject matter and identify instances of each type of human migration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked questions about the following:

  • Moving from one place to another
  • Moving away from home to find a job
  • Moving from the country to the city
  • A large group of people who move to another part of the world from their home
  • Facts about 20th century migration

Skills Practiced

You will develop your mastery of the following skills using this worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of migration discussed in the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on facets of contemporary migration
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about movements of populations in the modern world in a different light

Additional Learning

Learn more about this complex issue by moving on to the related lesson titled Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts. Afterward, you will be prepared to:

  • List examples of events that caused migration, such as the Irish Potato Famine
  • Chart significant instances of forced migration in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Explore migrations from and in Europe and Asia