The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: Definition & Summary


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What did the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 do?

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1. What is nativism?

2. Which factors led to the creation of the Chinese Exclusion Act?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include US exclusion acts prior to 1882.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Purpose of the Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Causes for the act's creation
  • Reasons for the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act

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 lesson on the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concept of nativism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the act's repeal

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: Definition & Summary. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the background that led to the act's creation
  • Recognize the purpose of the Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Identify the implications of nativism