SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1046: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1046

1. The Irish

A. settled in cities.
B. became farmers.
C. were skilled workers.
D. were Protestants.
E. were highly educated.

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

The Irish had been poor tenants who grew potatoes in gardens around their cottages for their food. They were not skilled workers or farmers in the usual sense. They were mostly Catholics who settled in New York, Boston, and other Northern cities.

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