Klondike Gold Rush: Facts, History & Timeline


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What miner in the gold rush is the one who first discovered gold in the Rabbit Creek in the Yukon?

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1. Which city in the gold rush communities became known as the 'Paris of the North?'

2. Which famous American writer created his best known stories based on his experiences in the Klondike?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Klondike Gold Rush took place in Alaska in the late 1800s. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of specific aspects of this gold rush.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • What event brought attention to gold in the Klondike
  • Which city became known as the 'Paris of the North'
  • Who is associated with finding gold at Rabbit Creek
  • What happened that led people to leave the Klondike
  • What American wrote about his experiences in the Klondike

Skills Practiced

There will be opportunities for you to practice these study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Klondike Gold Rush
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what city was known as the 'Paris of the North'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about people associated with the gold rush in the Klondike

Additional Learning

Learn more about this historical event by studying the accompanying lesson, Alaskan Gold Rush: Facts, History & Timeline. This lesson will delve into these topics:

  • The location of the Klondike
  • Tagish Native Americans and the discovery of gold
  • The difficulties in accessing the Klondike
  • Dead Mule Trail and other routes to the gold
  • Famous literary figures associated with the gold rush