Trivia Life Facts About Milton Hershey! Quiz

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If you have a sweet tooth, then you no doubt know some of the major contributions that Milton Hershey made to the sweet industry. In the trivia quiz below, you will be expected to test your understanding on some of the facts surrounding his life and achievements. Think you can tackle it well, press the start button and start button and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Milton Hershey's father was a dreamer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Milton Hershey's father was a dreamer. This implies that his father had aspirations and ambitions, possibly envisioning a better future for himself and his family. It indicates that Milton Hershey's father had a hopeful and imaginative mindset, which could have influenced Milton Hershey's own entrepreneurial spirit and success in founding the Hershey Chocolate Company.

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  • 2. 

    Milton Hershey’s family is poor. What is NOT an example of their poverty?

    • A.

      Brown bread for breakfast

    • B.

      Cabbage stew for supper

    • C.

      They go to the theater and ride in a carriage

    • D.

      The air smelled of rotting food and outhouses

    Correct Answer
    C. They go to the theater and ride in a carriage
    Explanation
    The fact that Milton Hershey's family goes to the theater and rides in a carriage is not an example of their poverty because these activities require a certain level of financial stability and are typically associated with a higher socioeconomic status. In contrast, brown bread for breakfast, cabbage stew for supper, and the smell of rotting food and outhouses suggest a lack of resources and a lower standard of living.

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  • 3. 

    Titusville’s main industry was…

    • A.

      Drilling for oil

    • B.

      Making chocolates

    • C.

      Farming

    • D.

      Clothing manufacturing

    Correct Answer
    A. Drilling for oil
    Explanation
    Titusville's main industry was drilling for oil. This is because Titusville is located in Pennsylvania, which is known for its rich oil reserves. The discovery of oil in Titusville in the 1850s led to the development of the oil industry in the region. Oil drilling became the dominant industry in the area, attracting numerous oil companies and workers. This industry brought significant economic growth and prosperity to Titusville, making it a major center for oil production in the United States.

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  • 4. 

    Milton’s father dressed like a wealthy man who wore a silk suit and carried a gold-tipped walking stick.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Milton's father dressed in a luxurious manner, wearing a silk suit and carrying a gold-tipped walking stick. This implies that he appeared to be wealthy and had a taste for expensive items. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    Milton’s mother’s brothers are Abraham and Benjamin Snavely 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Milton's mother's brothers are Abraham and Benjamin Snavely. This statement is true because it states a fact about Milton's family. It implies that Abraham and Benjamin are the siblings of Milton's mother, making them his maternal uncles.

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  • 6. 

    Which is NOT a reason Milton’s uncles come to take the family out of Titusville?

    • A.

      It’s so dirty, crowded and dangerous.

    • B.

      The uncles think that Henry Hershey is a great guy and they want him to live with them.

    • C.

      Fanny is pregnant and Milton and her both deserve a better life

    • D.

      Henry Hershey makes promises about becoming rich but it never happens

    Correct Answer
    B. The uncles think that Henry Hershey is a great guy and they want him to live with them.
    Explanation
    The uncles do not come to take the family out of Titusville because they think Henry Hershey is a great guy and want him to live with them.

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  • 7. 

    People usually think that being a dreamer is good. Why is it NOT good for the Hershey family now?

    • A.

      Henry Hershey has great ideas for making money.

    • B.

      Henry is not being responsible for his family.

    • C.

      The Hersheys live in an exciting and growning town.

    • D.

      Henry Hershey is always positive about life and optimistic about the future.

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry is not being responsible for his family.
    Explanation
    Henry Hershey's great ideas for making money may seem like a positive trait, but it is not good for the Hershey family now because Henry is not being responsible for his family. While being a dreamer and having optimism can be beneficial, it is equally important to prioritize the well-being and stability of one's family. If Henry is not fulfilling his responsibilities towards his family, it can lead to financial instability and hardship for them. Therefore, his lack of responsibility outweighs the positive aspects of being a dreamer in this situation.

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  • 8. 

    What were all the things Milton Hershey experienced in his journey to get to his new home (and in the correct order)?

    • A.

      He saw Titusville’s oil fields, smelled fresh air on a riverboat, ate caramels on the train and had good food on a larger boat.

    • B.

      He saw Titusville’s oil fields, spent the night in Oil City, smelled fresh air on a riverboat and ate caramels on the train.

    • C.

      He spent the night in Oil City, ate caramels on the train, saw Titusville’s oil fields, had good food on a larger boat and got off in Lancaster, PA.

    • D.

      He saw Titusville’s oil fields, spent the night in Oil City, smelled fresh air on a riverboat, had good food on a larger boat, ate caramels on the train, then got off in Lancaster, PA.

    Correct Answer
    D. He saw Titusville’s oil fields, spent the night in Oil City, smelled fresh air on a riverboat, had good food on a larger boat, ate caramels on the train, then got off in Lancaster, PA.
    Explanation
    The correct answer describes the events in the correct chronological order. Milton Hershey first saw Titusville's oil fields, then spent the night in Oil City. After that, he experienced the fresh air on a riverboat and had good food on a larger boat. He ate caramels on the train and finally got off in Lancaster, PA. This sequence matches the order of events mentioned in the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What profession does Henry Hershey dream to pursue next?

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Oil driller

    • C.

      Railroad owner

    • D.

      Candy maker

    Correct Answer
    A. Author
    Explanation
    Henry Hershey dreams to pursue a profession as an author. This can be inferred from the fact that his last name is Hershey, which is associated with the famous candy company, suggesting that he has already pursued a career as a candy maker. The other options, such as oil driller and railroad owner, do not have any connection to his last name or any other information provided in the question. Therefore, the most logical choice is author.

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  • 10. 

    What is the relationship between Milton's parents like?

    • A.

      Kind

    • B.

      Loving

    • C.

      Tense

    • D.

      Amusing

    Correct Answer
    C. Tense
    Explanation
    The relationship between Milton's parents is tense. This suggests that there is a lot of strain and unease in their relationship, possibly due to frequent arguments or conflicts. This tension could be caused by various factors such as differences in opinions, personality clashes, or unresolved issues. Overall, the atmosphere between Milton's parents is characterized by stress and discomfort.

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  • 11. 

    When Milton tastes a caramel candy on the train, he is amazed by how wonderful it tastes and gives some to his father.  (This might have been the first time Milton tasted candy.)  Why would the author include this information in the first chapter?

    • A.

      To show that Milton had a sweet tooth

    • B.

      To show that Milton thought that candy making would be his dream job

    • C.

      To show that Milton thought caramels were delicious

    • D.

      To show that Milton believed candy could make people happy

    Correct Answer
    D. To show that Milton believed candy could make people happy
    Explanation
    The author includes this information in the first chapter to show that Milton believed candy could make people happy. This is evident from the fact that Milton is amazed by how wonderful the caramel candy tastes and gives some to his father. This suggests that Milton believes that sharing candy can bring joy and happiness to others.

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