World War II - Japanese Internment Camps

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World War II - Japanese Internment Camps.

1. Who were put into the Japanese internment camps?
a. Citizens of Japan living in the United States
b. Japanese-American immigrants
c. American citizens of Japanese descent
d. Second and third generation Japanese-Americans
e. All of the above

2. What U.S. president ordered the Japanese to be moved to internment camps?
a. George Bush
b. Woodrow Wilson
c. Franklin Roosevelt
d. Harry Truman
e. Richard Nixon

3. True or False: Families with children were allowed to stay home and were not forced to move to the camps.

4. What type of homes were families given in the camps?
a. Brick four-bedroom homes
b. Two bedroom wooden homes
c. Single room tarpaper shacks
d. They lived in caves
e. They had to sleep on the ground

5. Around how many Japanese-Americans were forced to move to internment camps during World War II?
a. 900
b. 3,000
c. 15,000
d. 40,000
e. 120,000

6. True or False: Germans and Italians were sent to internment camps, but not at the same scale as the Japanese.

7. What happened to people living in the camps when they finally got out?
a. They had lost their homes
b. They had lost their farms
c. They had lost their property
d. They had to rebuild their lives from nothing
e. All of the above

8. Which of the following is true of the conditions in the camp?
a. The people were violent and crime was high
b. They were able to come and go as they pleased
c. The children attended well-equipped schools
d. They lived in large homes and ate good food
e. None of the above

9. What did the United States do for the camp survivors in 1988?
a. Apologized
b. Paid each of the survivors $20,000
c. The president sent each of them a letter
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

10. What president signed the law that gave reparations to the survivors of the camps?
a. Bill Clinton
b. Jimmy Carter
c. John F. Kennedy
d. Ronald Reagan
e. Harry Truman

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