Andrew Carnegie Trivia Quiz – 10 Questions And Answers

Andrew Carnegie, born into a humble Scottish family, rose to prominence as a steel magnate and dedicated his later years to giving back and promoting the betterment of society.

In this quiz, we’ll explore the fascinating journey of Andrew Carnegie, from his early days as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory to his establishment of the Carnegie Steel Company, which became one of the largest and most successful enterprises of its time. We’ll also delve into his remarkable philanthropy, which aimed to advance education, libraries, and world peace.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply curious about the contributions of influential figures, this trivia quiz will provide a captivating insight into the world of Andrew Carnegie. So, gather your knowledge, get ready to explore the accomplishments of this philanthropic titan, and let’s embark on this enlightening journey!

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  1. In what year was Andrew Carnegie born?
    • 1835
    • 1840
    • 1825
    • 1830
    The correct answer is 1835.
    Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland.
  2. What industry did Andrew Carnegie become a leader in?
    • Steel
    • Textiles
    • Railroad
    • Oil
    The correct answer is Steel.
    Andrew Carnegie became a leader in the American steel industry during the late 19th century.
  3. What was the name of the company Andrew Carnegie founded in 1892?
    • Carnegie Steel Company
    • Carnegie Industries
    • Carnegie Corporation
    • American Steel Company
    The correct answer is Carnegie Steel Company.
    Carnegie Steel Company was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1892 and was later sold to J.P. Morgan in 1901.
  4. What was the name of the famous labor dispute that occurred at one of Carnegie’s steel mills in 1892?
    • Pullman Strike
    • Homestead Strike
    • Haymarket Affair
    • Great Railroad Strike
    The correct answer is Homestead Strike.
    The Homestead Strike was a violent labor dispute between the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers and the Carnegie Steel Company.

  1. In what year did Andrew Carnegie sell his steel company to J.P. Morgan?
    • 1899
    • 1905
    • 1903
    • 1901
    The correct answer is 1901.
    Carnegie sold his company, Carnegie Steel Company, to J.P. Morgan in 1901 for $480 million, forming the United States Steel Corporation.
  2. What was the name of Andrew Carnegie’s famous book about wealth and philanthropy?
    • The Philanthropy Principle
    • The Gospel of Wealth
    • The Wealth of Nations
    • The Giving Pledge
    The correct answer is The Gospel of Wealth.
    The Gospel of Wealth was an 1889 article by Andrew Carnegie in which he argued that the wealthy should use their wealth to improve society.
  3. How many public libraries did Andrew Carnegie help to establish?
    • Over 3,000
    • Over 1,500
    • Over 2,500
    • Over 1,000
    The correct answer is Over 2,500.
    Andrew Carnegie provided funding for the establishment of over 2,500 public libraries around the world.
  4. Which prestigious university did Andrew Carnegie found in 1900?
    • Carnegie University
    • Carnegie College
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Carnegie Institute of Technology
    The correct answer is Carnegie Mellon University.
    Carnegie Mellon University was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900 as the Carnegie Technical Schools, which later became the Carnegie Institute of Technology and merged with the Mellon Institute to form Carnegie Mellon University.
  5. What was the name of the famous concert hall in New York City that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund?
    • Carnegie Theater
    • Carnegie Hall
    • Carnegie Music Hall
    • Carnegie Center
    The correct answer is Carnegie Hall.
    Carnegie Hall is a famous concert hall in New York City that was built with the help of Andrew Carnegie’s funding and opened in 1891.
  6. In what year did Andrew Carnegie pass away?
    • 1919
    • 1920
    • 1925
    • 1915
    The correct answer is 1919.
    Andrew Carnegie passed away on August 11, 1919, in Lenox, Massachusetts.
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