The Gilded Age History! Trivia Quiz

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The Gilded Age History! Trivia Quiz

The Gilded Age is a term employed to describe the years between the Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century. It was an era of supreme economic growth and change. As far as this quiz is concerned, you need to recognize whether the Gilded age was characterized by corruption, the spoils system, and why the ICC was established. This quiz was designed to explain the Gilded Age. Could you give it a go?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Gilded Age would NOT be characterized by corruption. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Corruption is the main idea of The Gilded Age. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Americans fought the spoils system by combatting corruption and big business. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Gilded Age is defined as the time period of 1870-1910.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Themes of the Gilded Age included the following: 
    • Bribery and Voter Corruption
    • Uneven distribution of wealth between the wealty industrialists and the worker
    • Government corruption and government dishonesty
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The spoils system is the practice of rewarding political supporters with government jobs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Arthur did not institue the Pendelton Act.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Pendleton Act is responsible for eliminating the spoils system.  Now, government positions are filled based on merit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    During the late 1800's, politics and business worked together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The ICC was NOT established to regulate the railroad industry. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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