Internal Migration: Types, Trends & Consequences


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Which region has the most internally displaced persons from the civil war in Somalia?

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1. Which of these is NOT a major draw for brain drain individuals?

2. What is brain drain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Internal migration can be motivated by many different scenarios, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the concept of internal migration as well as how it applies to people in the United States and abroad. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know about internal migration in Somalia, as well as brain drain and the Sunbelt region of the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Brain drain
  • Sunbelt states in the U.S.
  • Displaced persons from the civil war in Somalia
  • Sunbelt state migration and weather

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about reasons to move to Sunbelt states from the related Internal Migration lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about internal migration to examine information about displaced Somalians in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding motivations for why people migrate internally, including brain drain and weather

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning further about the motivations for internal migration, check out the corresponding lesson on Internal Migration: Types, Trends & Consequences. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define internal migrants
  • Differentiate between the terms 'refugee' and 'internally displaced persons'
  • Explain internal migration trends in Somalia
  • Define brain drain
  • Clarify other reasons for internal migration, such as weather-related motivation and attraction to laws