Political Issues of Migration: Border Security & Political Asylum Video


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Negative developments and circumstances that motivate or force people to leave their homes are called

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1. Positive developments inducing people to move from their homes to someplace else is called?

2. Which of the following is NOT a push factor for migration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge about the major factors that lead to migration. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what those two factors are, as well as how to categorize different examples of migration under those two factors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Recall which kind of factor applies to positive developments inducing people to move from their homes
  • Name the body of work that contains an agreement between countries on refugees seeking asylum
  • Define the factor that applies to negative developments and circumstances that motivate migration
  • Identify examples of the two types of migration factors

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of migration to answer questions about positive and negative reasons for relocation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding refugees and asylum seekers and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reasons for migration to identify examples of migration that are both positive and negative

Additional Learning

Interested in learning further about the reasons for migration? Check out the corresponding lesson on Issues Around Migration. This lesson will help you:

  • Define migration
  • Understand the two reasons for migration as push and pull factors
  • Identify push factors that lead to migration, such as natural disasters, need for security, and abuse of fundamental rights, among others
  • Distinguish between refugees and asylum seekers
  • Recognize the Geneva Convention's guiding principle on refugees
  • Understand pull factors that lead to migration, such as economic opportunity, globalization, and family reunification, among others