Day 3: Take a Quiz on Cliff and the Early Copper Mining Industry of Michigan
Take a shot at the first quiz of the term. The topics were Cliff and the early pioneering days of the Copper Country. The idea with this quiz is to start preparing the students for public tours. In the past we haven’t relied on students to lead tours. This year we are hoping to give them more responsibility in this area. Overall, the students did pretty well, though there are still some names and dates that still need to be ingrained in their minds.
Here’s a sampling of the questions:
Part 1: Early History of the Copper Country
- (1 point) In what decade did the copper mining industry of Michigan begin?
- (2 point) In the earliest years of the copper mining industry of Michigan, the Upper Peninsula was virtually cut off from the rest of the country. What event occurred in1855 that made for faster travel and easier transport of goods to the Copper County?
- (2 points) What were the physical representations of the Federal Government’s presence in the Copper Country in the early years? (Hint-there were two of one type, one of the other)
- (3 points) The Copper Country was geographically divided into distinct 3 mining districts? Name them.
- (1 point) What ethnic group had the greatest impact on early mining practice and technology in the Copper Country?
Part 2: History of Cliff mine
- (2 points) The Cliff mine was owned by what mining company?
- (1 point) In what year did the original owners of the Cliff mine finally sell the property after no longer being able to make a profit? (Half credit if you at least get the decade)
- (1 point) What mining company eventually took over the Cliff property in the early 1910’s and worked it into the 1930’s before closing it for good?