Upon moving to the United States, Pitirim pushes his children to adopt American ways and values as quickly as possible, while shedding their existing…

1.Upon moving to the United States, Pitirim pushes his children to adopt American ways and values as quickly as possible, while shedding their existing Russian culture. He is encouraging his children to ____.




adopt a multicultural stance

2. One way to determine whether or not members of an immigrant group in the early part of the 20thcentury intended their stay in the new country to be temporary is to look at

what percentage were women and children.

whether or not they moved quickly up the occupational ladder.

the types of neighborhoods they moved into upon arrival.

the extent to which they exchanged letters with close relatives in the “old country.”

3. As Italian immigrants’ children grew up in North America

they continued to reject the idea of learning English into the 3rd generation following immigration.

their reference group gradually changed.

their primary group shifted from work companions to family.

they began to prefer cosmopolitan networks to local networks.

4. Joel Perlmann used statistical techniques to compare the educational and occupational success of Jewish and Italian immigrant kids as if their fathers all had similar social status. When he did so, he discovered that

the differences between the success rates of Jewish and Italian kids disappeared.

the success rates of Jewish kids were still much greater than that of Italian kids.

Italian kids now appeared to be slightly more successful than the Jewish kids.

Jewish kids still appeared to be more successful than Italian kids but now appeared to lag far behind immigrant kids of other groups.

5. We would always say that someone who is a member of the upper class enjoys “achieved status.”



6.One of the facts about Jews that did not fit the “cultural theory” about the rapid economic advancement of Jews in America relative to other immigrant groups was

that Jewish youths were no more likely to finish high school than were youths from other ethnic groups.

that most Jews who were children of immigrants never went into professions requiring college degrees.

the large numbers of Jewish immigrants who, when interviewed, admitted that they had hated shtetl schools.

that even poorly educated Jews were far ahead of other recently arrived immigrant groups in terms of pay.

7. New immigrants to the United States in the first decade of the 20th century were mostly

dressed in rags.

from Italy and Russia.


b and c

8. The well-known Bank of America used to be called

the Bank of Italy.

First San Francisco Italian Bank.

the Bank of Sicily.

Banca D’Roma


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