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1. How did the United States government come into possession of Ellis Island?
2. Which of these was never a name for Ellis Island?
3. In 1892, a young Irish girl arriving with her two younger brothers were the first immigrants to be processed on Ellis Island. What was her name?
4. Architects inspected the new immigration center in 1892. They advised that due to poor construction, they did not expect the wood structure to last five years. How did their prediction work out?
5. The S.S. Baltic arrived at Ellis Island in 1907. What was it about the passengers that made this arrival notable?
6. Ellis Island was only about 3 acres when it was purchased from Samuel Ellis, but they later managed to build a 27 acre immigration center on it.
7. One of the first things new immigrants would see on their approach to Ellis Island would be the Statue of Liberty. In 1893, Emma Lazarus wrote a poem. This poem was inscribed into the statue's pedestal. What was the name of the poem?
8. What was Ellis Island used for during World War II?
9. In 1954, Ellis Island closed its doors to immigration purposes for good. What was the most recognized contributing factor in the decision to close?
10. By 1990, the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Centennial Commission raised $156 million for restoration of the statue and the island. What did they do to the old Great Hall?
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