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The men who built America is a history channel original documentary series. It featured on the History channel and focused on the innovators that changed American society.
The series focuses on great and powerful men like J. P Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Ford. The series received a very positive response garnered over 2.6 million total viewers in just 4 nights.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Henry Ford born? 

    • A.

      December 20, 1820

    • B.

      January 3, 1850

    • C.

      July 30, 1863

    • D.

      November 2, 1854

    Correct Answer
    C. July 30, 1863
    Explanation
    Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863.

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  • 2. 

    Where did John D. Rockefeller first established Standard Oil Trust?  

    • A.

      Manhattan

    • B.

      Philadelphia

    • C.

      Indianapolis

    • D.

      Cleveland

    Correct Answer
    D. Cleveland
    Explanation
    John D. Rockefeller first established Standard Oil Trust in Cleveland. This city was chosen as the headquarters for the company because it was strategically located near the oil fields in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Additionally, Cleveland had a well-developed transportation system, including access to railroads and waterways, which made it an ideal location for the distribution of oil products. Rockefeller's decision to establish Standard Oil Trust in Cleveland played a significant role in the city's economic growth and solidified its position as a major center for the oil industry.

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  • 3. 

    In which year did J.P Morgan buy up the US steel industry, thus creating the world's first $1billion company?

    • A.

      1900

    • B.

      1880

    • C.

      1986

    • D.

      1887

    Correct Answer
    A. 1900
    Explanation
    In 1900, J.P Morgan bought up the US steel industry, which resulted in the creation of the world's first $1 billion company.

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  • 4. 

    "Rich Uncle Pennybag", the mustached mascot of the monopoly is inspired after which of the iconic figure in history? 

    • A.

      Henry Ford

    • B.

      Thomas Edison

    • C.

      Andrew Carnegie

    • D.

      J.P. Morgan

    Correct Answer
    D. J.P. Morgan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is J.P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan was a famous American financier and banker during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known for his wealth and influence, making him a fitting inspiration for the character of Rich Uncle Pennybags in Monopoly, a game centered around buying and managing properties. Morgan's success in the financial world aligns with the game's theme of acquiring wealth and assets.

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  • 5. 

    In which year did Andrew Carnegie become the division superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad?

    • A.

      1846

    • B.

      1859

    • C.

      1888

    • D.

      1867

    Correct Answer
    B. 1859
    Explanation
    In 1859, Andrew Carnegie became the division superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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  • 6. 

    Where was Andrew Carnegie born? 

    • A.

      Dunfermline, United Kingdom

    • B.

      Lenox, Masscheusettes

    • C.

      New Rochelle, New York

    • D.

      Naperville, Illinois

    Correct Answer
    A. Dunfermline, United Kingdom
    Explanation
    Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, United Kingdom.

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  • 7. 

    When was Cornelius Vanderbilt born? 

    • A.

      November 22, 1780

    • B.

      January 4, 1970

    • C.

      July 2, 1975

    • D.

       May 27, 1794

    Correct Answer
    D.  May 27, 1794
    Explanation
    Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on May 27, 1794.

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  • 8. 

    When did the  Grand Central Terminal open? 

    • A.

      1925

    • B.

      1955

    • C.

      1913

    • D.

      1975

    Correct Answer
    C. 1913
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1913. This indicates that the Grand Central Terminal opened in 1913.

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  • 9. 

    How old was Henry Ford when he built his first operational steam engine? 

    • A.

      15 Years old

    • B.

      20 Years old

    • C.

      30 Years old

    • D.

      28 Years old

    Correct Answer
    A. 15 Years old
    Explanation
    Henry Ford built his first operational steam engine when he was 15 years old. This demonstrates his remarkable talent and passion for engineering at a young age. It also highlights his early start in the field, which would later lead to his groundbreaking contributions to the automotive industry.

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  • 10. 

    Which deathly instrument did Edison work for in his life? 

    • A.

      Electric death chair

    • B.

      Lethal death injection

    • C.

      Modified medieval torture device

    • D.

      Laser gun 

    Correct Answer
    A. Electric death chair
    Explanation
    Edison worked on the electric death chair in his life. This instrument was used for executing death sentences by electrocution. Edison was involved in the development of the electric chair as an alternative to hanging, which was considered to be a more humane method of execution. He worked on improving the design and effectiveness of the electric chair, making it a significant contribution to the field of execution methods.

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