WONDER #2810: What Was the California Gold Rush?

Question 1 of 3

After the Mexican-American War, California became which of the following?

  1. a state
  2. a territory
  3. an incorporated area
  4. a province

Question 2 of 3

This Wonder was mainly about . . .

  1. learning about geographic areas where one is likely to find gold
  2. the history of the California Gold Rush and how it affected the land and its people
  3. taxes levied by the government on immigrants
  4. native american tribes of the western United States

Question 3 of 3

The California Gold Rush began when James Marshall found gold at which of the following locations?

  1. San Francisco
  2. Sutter’s Mill
  3. the Golden State
  4. Sacramento County

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