Gilded Age Quizzes & Trivia

The Gilded Age is a famous era from the 1870s to 1900, where the Northern United States and the Western United States witnessed rapid economic growth. Here are the online Gilded Age quizzes to learn exciting facts about this era, which also has a dark side.
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    The technique the cartoonist used to compare a tiger to a historical figure is:

This quiz covers NEW information.  To answer the questions, you may use a search engine to answer the questions, or you may borrow a US history textbook from me.  The page numbers provided for each question refer to the...

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    One problem in the Gilded Age was government corruption.  Officials in the government could be bribed, and politicians gave their friends jobs rather than qualified candidates. How did the Pendleton Civil Service Act try to limit this corruption?  (pg. 182)

U.S. History Gilded Age

Questions: 13  |  Attempts: 254   |  Last updated: Jun 19, 2017
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    "... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self government entrusted to us.... The above quote is expressing

Gilded Age Honors Questions

Questions: 13  |  Attempts: 244   |  Last updated: Feb 22, 2013
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    During the time period from 1870 – 1900, which of the following statements best describes the relationship between government and big business



Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 58   |  Last updated: May 26, 2020
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    The Gilded Age would NOT be characterized by corruption. 

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The Populist Party was a short-lived political party in the 1890s made up of farmers, miners, ranchers, and small town businessmen. They were tired of the old politics and hoped to reform the...
1. Unlimited coinage of silver to cause deflation and make loans cheaper for farmers.2. An income tax.3. Government takeover of the railroads to benefit everyone.4. The election of US Senators rather than having them appointed by state legislatures.T
What fear does the following cartoon express about John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil company?
The Standard Oil Company was strangling the United States government and economy and had grown too large.
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