Trivia Facts About Gold! Test Your Knowledge! Quiz

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Trivia Facts About Gold! Test Your Knowledge! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Gold's chemical symbol is Au and comes from its Latin name aurum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Gold is the most malleable (easily shaped) and ductile (easily stretched) of all metals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Gold corrodes and tarnishes easily.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Gold is used in Technology—to tint windows,  in making computer chips, in space exploration equipment, and anti-missile detectors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Gold is usually obtained only through shaft mining.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The term ‘digger’—originally a man digging for gold—was later used for veterans of WWI, and continues to hold heroic significance today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    People got ill on the goldfields from poor sanitization, dust in shafts and change of temperature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Families and individuals worked during the evenings and on Sundays.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Racial tensions often erupted when people from different cultures worked in close proximity on the goldfields.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    On the goldfields, up to fifty boys and girls of all ages were taught together, often in a tent-school. They wrote on slates with a pencil and used a few books. Reading, writing and arithmetic was mainly learned by rote, and girls learned fancy needlework—considered a useful skill.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Gold has been obtained in three main ways: shaft mining, alluvial mining and in nuggets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In the early days, there were many roads to the goldfields.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Gold rushes had an enormous effect on the development of several parts of the world, creating powerful cities such as San Francisco, Johannesburg, and Melbourne. They have contributed to the wealth, population levels, and growth in many primary and secondary industries in a number of today’s most powerful nations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False