AP World History Question 258: Answer and Explanation
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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.