Unit 3, Lesson 3: Striking It Rich!
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by Jason Clark
| 14 Questions
Note from the author:
McGraw Hill - Imagine It - 4th grade
1
10
If something is 'elegant', it is
very large.
imaginary.
very colorful.
of high quality.
2
10
There are plenty of 'rumors' about gold in California.'Rumors' are
stories without proof.
special mining tools.
factories.
people without property.
3
10
Sutter was afraid that word of the gold could 'distract' the men. In this sentence, 'distract' means
help them do their jobs better.
make the men ill.
focus their attention on their jobs.
draw their attention away from their jobs.
4
10
The president spoke of the 'abundance' of gold in California. An 'abundance' is
a nugget.
a promise.
a location.
a large amount.
5
10
Which word best fits the following sentence?"I was very ______________ with the quality of the meal."
deserted
impressed
elegant
typical
6
10
Where was the gold near San Francisco first discovered?
in a field
in a river
in a well
in a canyon
7
10
How is gold similar to iron pyrite?
Both flatten when hit with a hammer.
Both weigh about the same.
Both are glittering yellow rocks.
Both become dim if dabbed with acid.
8
10
Which way to get to California turned out to be a failure at the time?
going by train
going by boat
going by wagon
going by air
9
10
Why were the miners called Forty-Niners?
They went to California in 1849.
There were forty-nine of them.
It cost forty-nine dollars to get to California.
It took forty-nine days to get to California.
10
10
Why did the author write the selection?
to explain how to mine for gold
to tell about an event in American history
to tell about different ways of traveling
to show how San Francisco became a major city
11
10
What happened soon after President Polk made a speech that mentioned the gold in California?
12
10
How did most Easterners get to California?
13
10
Name two things that killed many people who were going to California by land.
14
10
Why did the miners think their troubles were over when they got to California?
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