AP World History Question 258: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 258

4. Which of the following economic activities did the most to drive the rising levels of immigration that led to the enactment of the law described in the second passage?

  • A. Railroad construction
  • B. Fertilizer harvesting
  • C. Sugarcane production
  • D. Gold mining

Correct Answer: A


(A) Again, this question requires understanding of context and knowledge related to the stimulus material, but not specifically mentioned by it. Chinese immigrants to the Americas worked in a number of economic sectors, including those alluded to in B, C, and D, but in the United States (and Canada), large numbers worked on railroads.