Primary Source: New York Daily Herald Article on Gold Discovery in California


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According to the New York Daily Herald's article on gold discovery, who was the person that discovered the gold which ushered in the California Gold Rush?

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1. When was gold discovered in California, according to the New York Daily Herald?

2. The New York Daily Herald's article on the gold discovery references a mass exodus of different workers to mine gold, suggesting what about 19th-century economics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz your knowledge of the New York Herald's article on the Gold Rush. Take this brief multiple-choice quiz and answer questions on topics like the person who discovered gold according to the article and the year when it was first discovered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be addressed on the quiz/worksheet:

  • An implication associated with 19th-century economics by the Gold Rush
  • Reason gold miners were mostly men
  • Outcome(s) of the workers leaving their jobs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehesion - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the New York Herald's Gold Rush article, including the year when gold was discovered
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the individual who found gold before the Gold Rush started
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on the result(s) of workers leaving their jobs during the Gold Rush and the reason most of the miners were men

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the Gold Rush in the accompanying lesson titled Primary Source: New York Daily Herald Article on Gold Discovery in California. These areas will be explored:

  • California's underdevelopment before the Gold Rush
  • People who came to California in hopes of finding gold
  • Excerpt from the article about the gold disovery