Migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt


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Which of the following states are best representative of those in the Rust Belt?

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1. Why does the Rust Belt have its name?

2. From roughly the 1950s-1980s, what was the common trend in migration across the USA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to quickly test your understanding of the Rust Belt to Sun Belt migration. Some of our practice questions focus specifically on the Rust Belt.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz can help you assess your ability to answer questions that deal with:

  • The location of the Rust Belt
  • Trends in U.S. migration from 1950 through the 1980s
  • Motivations for migration to the Sun Belt

Skills Practiced

We crafted this quiz to provide you with the opportunity to practice abilities such as:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on migration to the Sun Belt from the Rust Belt
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason for the Rust Belt's name
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about racial tensions that occurred during this migration period

Additional Learning

Improve your understanding of this subject with the lesson that accompanies this quiz, entitled Migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt. This lesson includes information that will help you develop what you know about:

  • Possible reasons for migrations
  • What caused the Rust Belt to form
  • Growth factors in the Sun Belt