Quiz Me! - Era: Gilded Age Test your knowledge about the Gilded Age! 1 / 10 Creating the Ford Motor Company in the early 1900’s , Henry Ford introduced an affordable car line that became so popular in ten years that over one half of the cars in the United States were this type of car. Ford Edsel’s Studebackers Model - A’s Model - T’s 2 / 10 Why did steel play such an important role during the industrial revolution?. Innovations in the textile industry would not have been possible without it. It was used to manufacture equipment, tools, and railroads. It was one of the most significant economic developments. Suspension bridges and railroads changed the landscape of the nation. 3 / 10 Which statement best explains the significance of the Grange Movement? Farmers organized to fight unfair practices and rates. Immigrants fought to improve housing conditions. Women took the first step to gain the right to vote. Reformers called for direct election of senators. 4 / 10 Registering over 1,000 patents for his many inventions, this notable person had difficult beginnings, including being deaf in one ear and very little schooling. William Jennings Bryan Henry Ford Andrew Carnegie Thomas Edison 5 / 10 Which headline best explains the effects listed above? Ford’s Assembly Line Changes National Economy Economy Roars in the 1920s Transcontinental Railroad Meets at Promontory Point Western Settlement Opens Up 6 / 10 What did the first labor unions hope to achieve? They wanted to shut down businesses who treated workers poorly. They wanted to prevent immigrants from taking jobs. They asked for higher pay, a shorter work day and safer conditions. They asked companies to teach them new skills. 7 / 10 William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech is credited with helping him win… a state senate seat in Iowa the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention an elected position in the Presbyterian Church a second term as President of the United States 8 / 10 What factors influenced the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act? Wildfires in California and a tsunami in China Trade deficits and a need to increase manufacturing Growing regulations and decreased Gold in California An economic depression and resentment of cheap labor 9 / 10 After building a successful American steel company, this notable Scotsman dedicated his later years to helping those less fortunate. Thomas Edison William Jennings Bryan Henry Ford Andrew Carnegie 10 / 10 Which group that helped build the first transcontinental railroad faced discriminatory legislation in Congress in 1887? Chinese Vietnamese Italians Irish Your score is Try another 10!