SAT II World History : Development of Cities

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Development Of Cities

The "Great Migration" of the twentieth century involved __________.

Possible Answers:

Europeans fleeing conflict in Europe and migrating to the United States

African-Americans moving from the South to the North and West of America

Hispanics moving from the Southwest to the Northeast of America

Catholics moving from the Northeast to the South and West of America

Jews fleeing Europe and moving either to the newly established country of Israel, Canada, or the United States

Correct answer:

African-Americans moving from the South to the North and West of America

Explanation:

The so-called "Great Migration" took place from approximately 1910 to 1970. It was a massive movement of African-Americans (roughly six million) from the South of the country to cities in the North and West. Cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles were primary destinations for African-American migration.

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