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The California gold rush was a very popular time in history. People from all over the world came to California to seek their own fortune. Many came to get rich, but only a few succeeded. People would peruse this hunt for gold until they came back rich. This quiz will test your knowledge to see what you know about the California gold rush! California Gold Rush The Time Machine: History Quiz By: Michelle Lewis Click here to continue.
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What year did the gold rush start? 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s
Thats Correct! Click here to continue. The correct answer is B, 1840s. The California gold rush started in approximately in the 1840s. By already 1842, many supply stores were sold out of materials because of the many tourists seeking fortune. Before the 1840s came, a group of Irishmen were seeking gold in about 1835. They did not find any gold but when they came back word had spread that they did find gold. This is how many Irishmen came to California to find gold because they believed there was gold there. In 1941 the first man became rich of off gold.
Who was the first man to get rich from the California gold rush? Joshua Abel Johnson McCormick John Sutter James Marshall
Thats Correct! Click here to continue. The first man to get rich off gold is D, James Marshall. James Marshall went looking for gold in 1941, which in that time, he became rich. A quote from James himself, I reached my hand down and picked it up; it made my heart thump, for I was certain it was gold. The piece was about half the size of and shape of a pea. Then I saw another. This was the first man to experience the thrill of finding gold in a stream. At first, many people did not know where to look to find gold. They did not know which path would be the most efficient.
Which of these trails didn t people take to find gold? Via Panama Oregon-California trail Sea route San Francisco low valley
Thats Correct! Click here to continue. The correct answer is D, San Francisco low valley. Many people did travel on the Via Panama, the Oregon- California trail, and the sea route. These were all very popular places to travel during this rush of gold. People that were seeking gold did not ever travel that far south to San Francisco. The route that was most popular was the Via Panama. The Via Panama was the directress and safest route to travel on to find gold. Most explorers traveled this route.
Which group of foreigners did not come to the gold rush? British Irish Chinese Chileans
Thats Correct! Click here to continue. The correct answer is A, British. The British did not come to get rich from gold. The Irish did come in large groups to search for fortune. The Chinese and Chileans also came to California to seek gold. There was not even one reported citizen of Britain going to California. The country with the most travelers to California during the gold rush was the Mexicans. They were so close to California that they all searched for fortune there.
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