Monday, December 10, 2007
NYC: a brief unit on the Big Apple
1. Give the popular name for the tribe of native peoples indigenous to Manhattan. a) Cherokee b) Algonquin
c) Choctaw d) Pueblo.
2. Giovanni di ____, an Italian sailing for the French government, was the first major European explorer.
3. In 1619 a Dutch ship brought enslaved workers from across the Atlantic to the Manhattan colony. The laborers were from the region of __ __.
4. In 1624 the Dutch named their colony New ______ .
5. The colony’s name was changed to New York in 1664
by the ______.
6. The Continental Congress met here and in 1789 the nation’s first inauguration was held for a general named __ __.
7. From the 1830s to the 1920’s NYC was a center of immigration. Germans, Irish, Italians, Russians and, from the Far East, __ people arrived in large numbers.
8. In 1825 the city was supercharged by a new connection with the Great Lakes via the Hudson River. The connection was called the __ Canal.
9. NYC’s turn-of-the-century traffic problems were made a bit easier by the advent of the __ system in 1904.
10. In the 1920’s there was an artistic Renaissance in an ethnic Manhattan neighborhood called __.
11. In 1911 the crowded and dangerous working conditions and dilapidated housing of the labor class were spotlighted by a __ in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
12. In regards crime, racial tension and finance, the city had an a) upturn b) downturn in the 1990’s.
13. In the 9/11, 2001 attacks, almost __ people perished.