AAS 320 Final Exam Prompts

Final Exam: The exam is due at 11:59 pm on December 18

Short Answer: (5 points each) Write a short paragraph (3 sentences) in response to each prompt.

  1. What was the role of the Chinese workers in the building of the Transcontinental railroad?
  2. What is Angel Island Immigration Station and what is its significance?
  3. Who was Wong Chin Foo?
  4. Who was Mary Tape?
  5. How was Chinatown turned into an “Oriental City”?
  6. What was the National Dollar Store strike?
  7. Why was the Chinese Exclusion Act repealed in 1943?
  8. What was the Mei Lun Yuen project and why was it important?
  9. Who was Vincent Chin?
  10. What was the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965?

Long Answer (25 points each): One a one page double spaced response (250 words) to each prompt below.

  1. Choose a quote each from two historical figures we studied in class. Explain the context of each quote and your takeaway from each.
  2. Choose two historical documents or photographs that you came across in the course of the semester. Explain what each of them are and what is your takeaway from it.

http://firstchineseamerican.com/

https://chsa.org/exhibits/online-exhibits/work-of-giants-the-chinese-and-the-building-of-the-first-transcontinental-railroad/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J68WVTK3sw&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=AsianImprovaRts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tklL7wrUAM&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=AsianImprovaRts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ePwfdXAvc&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=AsianImprovaRts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlHrH-KCJYU&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=AsianImprovaRts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd9NkwbdSC4&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=AsianImprovaRts

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