Lesson 1 Reflection Activity Andrew Carnegie Trivia

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Andrew Carnegie Quizzes & Trivia

Answer the trivia questions below. Remember, this is not graded. There is no need to cheat. . . It actually hurts you to cheat. . . Because I use this to see how well you remembered, how well I taught it to you, and if I need to reteach it to you. :) Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Andrew Carnegie was an immigrant to America from France.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which list below is in the proper order of the jobs Andrew Carnegie had from the time he came to America to the time he died?
    • A. 

      Bobbin boy, telegraph messenger boy, assistant to railroad tycoon, businessman & investor, owner of the Carnegie Steel Company, philanthropist

    • B. 

      Breaker boy, telegraph operator, railroad tycoon, owner of Carnegie Steel Mill, retired, left his fortune to his family

    • C. 

      Power loom worker, pony express rider, railroad tycoon, owner of Carnegie Oil, Newspaper tycoon, Charity organizer for libraries

  • 3. 
    What promise did Carnegie make himself at age 33.
    • A. 

      To stop working in two years so he could help others less fortunate

    • B. 

      To become the sole owner of steel production in the U.S.

    • C. 

      To get married and start a family

  • 4. 
    How did Carnegie become so successful in the Steel Business?
    • A. 

      He used the Bessemer process to produce the steel, and kept employee wages low

    • B. 

      He owned the largest steel mines in the U.S. so he did not have to pay expensive mine leases

    • C. 

      He paid his workers well so that they would produce steel quicker than his competitors employees

  • 5. 
    Who was Henry Clay Frick?
    • A. 

      The man who bought out Carnegie Steel and made Carnegie one of the richest men in the world

    • B. 

      Carnegie's manager at the Homestead Steel Mill that called in Pinkerton Detectives to break up a strike resulting in the deaths of workers

    • C. 

      Carnegie's private secretary that handled giving his money away to various charities and educational organizations

  • 6. 
    Who was J.P. Morgan?
    • A. 

      The man who bought out Carnegie Steel and made Carnegie one of the richest men in the world

    • B. 

      Carnegie's manager at the Homestead Steel Mill that called in Pinkerton Detectives to break up a strike resulting in the deaths of workers

    • C. 

      Carnegie's private secretary that handled giving his money away to various charities and educational organizations

  • 7. 
    What was life like for industrial workers in the Gilded Age?
    • A. 

      Poor working and living conditions, low wages, and long hours

    • B. 

      Fair working and living conditions, high wages, but long hours

    • C. 

      Good working and living conditions, high wages, and reasonable hours

  • 8. 
    What was the Bessemer Process?
    • A. 

      An inexpensive and quick method of converting iron to steel

    • B. 

      It was the way steel was melted and molded to create building supplies

    • C. 

      It was the process used by factory managers to break up worker strikes

  • 9. 
    How did the Bessemer Process speed up industrial growth in America?
    • A. 

      Because it was a versatile metal and reasonably priced, it could be used to construct rails and buildings

    • B. 

      Because factory managers had a system for handling industrial workers, workers did not strike and interfere with industrial growth

    • C. 

      Because building supplies were forged in molds using the Bessemer process, more supplies could be sold to people than ever before