Migration from Rural to Urban Settings in Europe and the U.S.: History and Effects


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From 1880-1921, the United States experienced _____

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1. Dara's parents emigrated from China in the 1980s. This means that they _____.

2. The process of urbanization can be understood as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many terms related to the movement of people from rural to urban settings, and this quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of those terms. Some vocabulary words that you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include migration, rural area and emigration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definition of and/or word for:

  • Emigration
  • Migration
  • A person who comes to live in a foreign country
  • Rural area
  • The process of people becoming permanently concentrated in small areas and forming cities

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related rural to urban migration lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as emigration, migration and rural area
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding urban migration as well as the process of gathering in small areas and creating cities

Additional Learning

To learn more about urbanization and how it happened in the U.S. and abroad, check out the lesson Migration from Rural to Urban Settings in Europe and the U.S.: History and Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the Industrial Revolution's impact on employment-related migration in Europe and America
  • Distinguishes between the terms immigration and emigration
  • Details the United States' transformation from an agrarian society into an industrial one
  • Estimates the growth of urban areas in the early 20th century and examines the populations of rural areas today