This is a joint article with the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles in connection with the article on Pocket Guide to Industrial History and Infrastructure between 1871 and 1914. For more information on this teaching experience, please click here for details. The Guessing Quiz is in connection with the article.
To close off the topic on Industrialization and Infrastructure in Germany and the USA, I decided to provide you with the Files’ Fact-Finder Guessing Quiz Questions for you to research and find answers. The answers will come after May Day in the Files.
1. In the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, structures made of iron melted like lava, which contributed to the destruction of hundreds of buildings made of iron and wood. True or False?
2. The Chicago School of Architecture was developed shortly after the Great Fire featuring which architects? Name three and how they contributed to architecture.
3. Who created the first automobile in the world: Ransom Olds, Carl Benz or Henry Ford?
4. The Diesel Motor was created in ______ and is named after this German inventor?
5. List the following canals that were built between 1871 and 1915 in chronological order.
Panama Canal Dortmund-Ems Canal Danube Canal Erie Canal Elbe-Lübeck Canal Baltic-North Sea Canal Berlin-Havelland Canal
6. Prairie Homes consisted of 1-2 story homes made of geometric shapes resembling circles and triangles. True or False? Who invented the Prairie Homes (Hint: he was part of the Chicago School of Architecture).
7. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1878, yet Berlin received its first set of electrical lighting in this year?
8. Which of the following bridge engineers did NOT immigrate to the US?
Seth Hewett, Lawrence Johnson, Gustav Lindenthal, John Roebling, Friedrich Voss, Wendel Bollmann
9. The Minneapolis School of Bridge Builders emerged in the 1890s and later became a counterpart to the American Bridge Company conglomerate after the consolidation of _____ bridge builders in 1901. This School featured which family of bridge builders?
Hewett, Johnson, Bayne, Jones
Hewett, Fink, King, Bayne
Voss, King, Jones, Humboldt
Hewett, Maillard, Lindenthal, Steinmann
10. The Rendsburg High Bridge was the first bridge in the world that used the loop trestly approach. True or False? If false, when and where was the first loop trestle approach used? (See video here)