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Ethnic Studies (2) 1-75


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Dr. Miranda pointed out in his book that most Latinos in Nevada are of_______descent.
_______________, according to Dr. Miranda's book, was the most serious obstacle to completing college for Latino college students.
Lack of financial aid
According to class lecture, with____________election the plans to annex Cuba were temporarily defeated.
Most Central Americans, South Americans, and Dominicans, according to class lecture, are here as a result of recent revolutions and political upheavals in their homelands.
As mentioned in the readings and lecture, when Puerto Ricans vote, they vote predominantly____________.
Much of the increase in Nevada's Latino population is due to interstate migration, as pointed out in Dr. Miranda's book, most of it coming from the state of______________.
According to the assigned readings, the first country in the western hemisphere to experience a socialist revolution was____________.
As pointed out in lecture,____________fought the most, conquered the most colonies, imported the most slaves and went the furthest and fastest in creating a plantation system.
Rodriguez's focus in her book Puerto Ricans: Born in the U.S.A. is:
the unique position of Puerto Ricans on the mainland--Spanish-speaking U.S. citizens.
Who, as mentioned in lecture, pointed out that the U.S. mission in Cuba was to build-up a republic "by Anglo-Saxons in a Latin country."
Governor General Leonard Wood.
According to Professor Cody Bremner's presentation (11/25/08), the official language of Brazil is_______________.
Many Chicanos, as pointed out in class, were politicized in the 1960s when farm workers were organized by great leaders like________________.
Cesar Chavez
Puerto Rico's status, as mentioned in lecture, is one of a _____________.
According to the video El Corrido, the first great social upheaval of the twentieth century was____________.
the Mexican revolution of 1910
The video Salsa focused on which of the following Latino groups?
Puerto Ricans
According to lecture, which of the following is not one of the reasons O'Sullivan wanted the U.S. to annex Cuba?
the annexation of Cuba would prevent the Civil War.
The______________, according to lecture, led to the establishment of the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay on Cuba's southeastern coast
Platt Amendment
The relationship between sugar production and African slavery had already existed in the Old World for hundreds of years. As mentioned in class, the first historical reference to sugar dates back to______.
350 B.C.
The first Hispanic NFL player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as mentioned in Professor Tackett's presentation, was_________________.
Tom Fears.
As pointed out in the assigned readings, which of the following are problems with which the Puerto Rican community must cope?
weakening of the family, epidemic of drugs and drug abuse, health problems, unemployment.
As described in lecture, which of the following factors severely limited Cuba's economic growth during the 1960s?
U.S. economic embargo
The Tejano (Texans of Mexican descent) volunteers who fought against Santa Anna's Mexican army were known as los:
In which of the following areas in the Puerto Rican experience is the problem of identity most acute, according to the assigned reading?
the difficult problem of identification on the basis of race and color.
Puerto Ricans, as pointed out in lecture, are U.S. citizens by birth because of the _________________War in 1898, after which Puerto Rico was annexed by the U.S.
Prior to the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba's economy had alternately ebbed and flowed under Castro's government. According to the video and lecture, which of the following of the island's policies effected its economic development under Castro's administration?
the Cuban drift toward the Soviet Union, Cuban appropriation of American-owned properties on the island, the American trade embargo the Bay of Pigs invasion
According to class discussion and assigned readings, the influx of Cuban refugees into Miami began after Castro's revolution in_____.
_______________, according to class lecture, differ from most other Latinos in that they have long identified themselves with other European refugees who came to our shores fleeing communism.
As pointed out in class, in 1822 John Quincy Adams noted in his diary the two principal dangers which Cuba presented to the U.S. Which of the following did Adams think were the principal dangers?
Cuba might fall into the hands of the British, Cuba might be taken over by blacks in a revolution.
Professor Hevrin, in his presentation (11/20/08), stated that the Hispanic MLB player____________ had an award named after him.
Joe Torre
The Cubans who came by the hundreds of thousands as early as 1960 were mostly middle-class; another similarity between them and Puerto Ricans and Mexicans.
With the signing of the _____________________, the Mexican American was created as a people: Mexican by birth, language, and culture; U.S. citizens by force of arms.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
According to Dr. Miranda's book, over the last few decades Latinos have left their homelands for a combination of economic and political reasons. In general, which of the following Latino groups came to the U.S. for economic reasons?
Mexicans, Puerto Ricans
In the early 1800s, as pointed out in lecture, Afro-Cubans, free and slave, were more loyal to the Spanish, who had imported them, than to the Creoles who had grown rich exploiting them.
The Hispanic NFL player Tom Flores, as pointed out by Professor Hevrin in his lecture (11/20/08), became head coach of the___________________.
Oakland Raiders.
According to the videotape El Corrido, which of the following was one of the legendary women soldiers of the Mexican Revolution of 1910?
la Adelita
As seen in the video, in Mexican culture___________are oral histories in song.
To many, it was pointed out in Dr. Miranda's book, it seems the Latinos have just recently begun to settle in the state of Nevada. The fact is that Latinos have been in and around this area for almost_______years.
Sugar, according to anthropologist Sidney Mintz and mentioned in lecture, followed the__________.
The chief proponent of the idea of annexing Cuba was John L. O'Sullivan, a New York politician who coined the concept of_____________.
manifest destiny.
In general, as mentioned in Dr. Miranda's book, which of the following Latino groups came to the U.S. for political reasons?
Cubans, Central Americans
According to Rodriguez's book, the character of Puerto Rican migration to New York is similar to that of other ethnic groups who have settled in that great metropolis. True/False
It was pointed out in the video El Corrido that after the Revolution of 1910_____percent of the Mexican population migrated north to the U.S.
Soldaderas were Mexican women soldiers who were described in the video as_______________(video).
nurturing life in the face of death.
The______________were for administrative control over all Mexican territory, including the state of Tejas, by the governing elite in Mexico City (lecture).
The relationship between sugar production and African slavery dominated Caribbean life for nearly_____centures, according to lecture.
According to lecture and video, it would be incorrect to assume that all Cubans have come to the U.S. to escape the communist regime of Fidel Castro. Other reasons suggested for immigration are which of the following?
family unification, economic opportunity, refuge and political exile
As seen in the video El Corrido, __________was an American journalist who covered the Mexican Revolution of 1910.
John Reed
As pointed out in the readings, the 1959 to 1962 era of Cuban immigration to the U.S. is often referred to as the wave of______________, because the vast majority were believed to be former members of the elite classes in Cuba.
Golden Exiles
As Dr. Miranda pointed out in class,________was a necessity of slave society.
land expansion
According to Professor Hevrin's lecture (11/20/08), of the following which is not a Major League Baseball player of Hispanic descent?
Brian Tackett
Which of the following according to Professor Tackett's presentation (11/20/08)is not an NFL player of Hispanic descent?
Brenton Hevrin
Which of the following states, as mentioned in lecture, cannot grow cotton?
Mississippi. Georgia. Louisiana. Nebraska.
As emphasized in class, the conditions on sugar plantations in the lesser Antilles drove some slaves to suicide and infanticide. Which of the following was not one of the ways slaves fought back?
none off these: running away, feigned illness, malingering, insubordination.
Barack Obama won the general election November 4, 2008 and became the first person of African descent to become president of the U.S. During class discussion it was pointed out that, ____________was Mexico's first black president. He took office April 1, 1829.
Vicente Guerrero
They came during the height of the Cold War, and as fervent anti-communists they were welcomed and generously assisted by the U.S. government. Moreover, they came during and after the Civil Rights Movement, and thus were spared many of the indignities suffered by other Latino groups. These facts describe which Latino group?
The _____________,as mentioned in lecture, were idealists trying to implement in Mexico the noble political principles of the rights of man as written in the U.S. Constitution
According to class lecture, the greatest economic defect of slavery was precisely because it _______________.
exhausted the soil.
The most significant consequence of the economic development of Puerto Rico, according to lecture, video, and the assigned reading, has been the rapid rise of___________.
the middle class
By________Mexico had lost approximately _____% of its territory to the U.S. (lecture).
Who of the following fought on the side of the Anglo-Americans against the Mexican general Santa Anna at the Alamo?
Juan Seguin
The sugar industry in the Caribbean, as mentioned in lecture, so prosperous for nearly two centuries had started to decline by the mid-19th century. Which of the following was not a factor in the downward spiral of the sugar industry?
the emancipation of the slaves, falling sugar prices, the development of alternative sweeteners.
In southern ________, as stated in lecture, the presence of cheap Mexican labor blocked the introduction of slavery.
As mentioned in lecture, the Ten Year Revolution in Cuba was stimulated by________________in the U.S.
the Emanicpation Proclamation
According to lecture, the fate of slavery in Cuba was of intense concern to U.S. citizens because it was thought to be intimately associated with the fate of slavery in the U.S.
In 1917, as told in the assigned readings, the political status of the island was modified by the___________, which unilaterally granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.
Jones Act
According to Professor Hevrin's lecture (11/20/08), the first Hispanic to be drafted in the first round of the National Hockey League's draft was________________.
Scott Gomez.
As mentioned in the video, from the thousands of corridos sang along the border came knowledge of which of the following
popular heroes, history, standards of morality, immigration.
As mentioned by Dr. Miranda during class discussion, the greatest Kennedy legacy to President-elect Obama was the________________, which created the diverse country that is being called Obama's America.
Immigration Act of 1965
Which of the following, according to the video, were conditions in Cuba that eventually led to Castro's socialist revolution?
existence of an oligarchy, massive poverty
One of Alexander the Great's generals sailing from the mouth of the Indus River to the Euphrates asserted that "a reed in India brings forth honey without the help of bees, from which an intoxicating drink is made though the plant bears no fruit." Which drink was the general referring to?
__________has the distinction of receiving the first football scholarship from Notre Dame University ever awarded a Nevadan, according to Dr. Miranda's book
John Mendoza
In the 1980s just before the collapse of the Soviet Union most Cubans, especially those from the lower class, were enjoying higher economic standards of living than they did prior to the Castro Revolution, according to lecture. Among the gains made were:
higher health standards, higher education levels, less inequality in income, less unemployment
In his book, Dr. Miranda maintains that the Spanish, and later the Mexicans, quickly settled the area we now call Nevada because there were many signs of gold and silver among the Indians. True/False
As mentioned in lecture, there is evidence from correspondence between______________and_______________that the U.S. had intended to take the Southwest long before U.S. settlers started moving into Texas.
Thomas Jefferson/James Monroe
Cubans are not immigrants, according to Dr. Miranda

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