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Quiz------Chapter 9   Puerto Rican and Cuban Americans    page  1 True/False T F 1. The first European involvement in the island of Puerto Rico came in 1493 when the English began mining operations there. T F 2. Black slaves were imported to work in the fields in Puerto Rico because of the decline in the native population. T F 3. At the end of the Spanish-American War (1899) Puerto Ricans voted to become a territory of the U.S. T F 4. When Puerto Rico came under U.S. control, English became the mandatory language in Puerto Rican schools. T F 5. At the time of U.S. take-over of Puerto Rico most of the farmland was owned by Puerto Ricans, much of it by peasants and small farmers. T F 6. Today because of the success of Operation Bootstrap the unemployment rate in Puerto Rico is well below that on the mainland. T F 7. Many of the two million Salvadorans in the United States today are refugees from repressive civil wars in El Salvador. T F 8. Until they come to the mainland most Puerto Ricans seldom have had to deal with overt and extensive color-based discrimination. T F 9. Unemployment among mainland Puerto Ricans has always been much higher than for non-Latino whites. T F 10. Institutional discrimination against Puerto Ricans has long been rooted in color coding and linguistic prejudice. T F 11. Unlike Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans have faced little language discrimination on the mainland because English is widely used on the island. T F 12. Puerto Ricans on the mainland are much more likely to vote than Puerto Ricans on the island. T F 13. From the beginning some Puerto Ricans have vigorously protested the colonization of their island. T F 14. Unlike Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans on the mainland have few organizations involved in social or political action. (258-59) T F 15. The majority of Cuban immigrants have come to the U.S. because of political and economic problems in Cuba. T F 16. Unlike many other Latino immigrants, Cubans were well treated and welcomed as allies in the struggle against communism. T F 17. Since the mid-1990s, the number of Cuban immigrants has not reached the allowed quota because of fees and other barriers imposed by the Cuban government. T F 18. Tensions between blacks and Cuban Americans in Florida have arisen because blacks see Cuban Americans as taking jobs away from them.
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Quiz------Chapter 9   Puerto Rican and Cuban Americans    page  2 T F 19. Compared with other Latino groups, Cubans have lower levels of education and income. T
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