Quiz Me! - Events: Gilded Age Test your knowledge about events in the Gilded Age! 1 / 10 Why was the Klondike Gold Rush significant to the history of the United States? The gold rush took place on land that was sacred to North American indigenous people. Unlike other gold rushes, most prospectors found gold and became wealthy. Seattle and San Francisco prospered because prospectors began their trips there. More than 100,000 prospectors rushed into the American territory. 2 / 10 Which group benefited the most from the Grange Movement? Women Farmers Railroad owners Grain elevator operators 3 / 10 Which statement best explains the significance of the Grange Movement? Reformers called for direct election of senators. Farmers organized to fight unfair practices and rates. Women took the first step to gain the right to vote. Immigrants fought to improve housing conditions. 4 / 10 What was the significance of the Battle of Wounded Knee? The Lakota Sioux received support for successfully defeating Custer. The U.S. government passed the American Indian Citizenship Act after the battle. The Sioux successfully prevented the slaughter of the last buffalo herd. The Indian Wars ended after the massacre of the Lakota Sioux people. 5 / 10 Who was responsible for the development of electric power in 1879? Henry Bessemer George Washington Carver Thomas Edison Alexander Graham Bell 6 / 10 Why did steel play such an important role during the industrial revolution?. It was one of the most significant economic developments. Suspension bridges and railroads changed the landscape of the nation. Innovations in the textile industry would not have been possible without it. It was used to manufacture equipment, tools, and railroads. 7 / 10 Who was most likely to benefit the least from the changes caused with the use of electric power? Workers who worked longer hours in factories. Women who used electric-powered appliances. People who used electric streetcars for transportation. Factory owners who could keep factories open around the clock. 8 / 10 Which resource made the innovations in the timeline possible? Coal Oil Steel Iron 9 / 10 Which headline best explains the effects listed above? Ford’s Assembly Line Changes National Economy Economy Roars in the 1920s Western Settlement Opens Up Transcontinental Railroad Meets at Promontory Point 10 / 10 Which of the following was a reason that the Klondike Gold Rush came to an end? The U.S. barred future U.S. prospectors from going to Canada.to mine. Gold was discovered further east in Canada causing a new gold rush. Canada barred future U.S. prospectors from coming to the Yukon Territory to mine gold. New gold and silver deposits were found in the United States. Your score is Try another 10!