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Gilded Age Bingo Answers for the following questions can be found in your textbook – Chapter 7, Section 2. Besides providing entertainment, _____________________ served as a place for forging neighborhood and ethnic ties and political alliances. Most customers were men.

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Gilded Age BingoAnswers for the following questions can be found in your textbook – Chapter 7, Section 2.

  • Besides providing entertainment, _____________________ served as a place for forging neighborhood and ethnic ties and political alliances. Most customers were men.

  • _____________________, or amusement parks built at the end of the trolley line, were popular with the entire family.

  • By 1908, the nation had 8000 _____________________ , theaters set up on converted stores or warehouses that charged a nickel admission, showed comedies and other films to as many as 200,000 people daily.

  • _____________________, released in 1903, was a huge success and demonstrated very clearly the profits that could be made from movies.

  • _____________________, a type of inexpensive variety show that appeared in the 1870s, was the most popular type of live theatrical performance of the time, performances consisted of comic sketches based on ethnic or racial humor, song-and-dance routines, ventriloquists, jugglers, and trapeze artists, was family entertainment and inappropriate words (devil, son of a gun, liar, slob) and reference to questionable locations were forbidden.

  • By 1860, _____________________ was the most popular sport.

  • In 1869, the nation’s first true professional team, the _____________________, was formed.

  • _____________________ emerged as a popular American game when Walter Camp began adapting the European game of rugby during the 1880s.

  • Basketball, the only major sport of exclusively American origin, was invented in 1891 by _____________________ .

  • _____________________, a national fad, became popular among women in the late 1800s and brought about changes in women’s clothing styles. For this sport, women abandoned corsets and began to accept shirtwaists.

  • The sports of ___________________, ___________________, and ___________________served as an alternative to the strenuous exertion required by basketball for women of the late 1800s.

  • Part of an ongoing trend to beat out the competition, newspapers carried “sensational” stories that came to known as _____________________ . With this type of journalism, newspaper publishers urged reporters to discover fresh news sources and lurid details of murders, vice and scandal in an effort to sell more papers.

  • A popular author of the time, Mark Twain , wrote of the corruption created by America’s rapid industrialization in a book entitled _____________________.

  • _____________________ is known for his classis American tales of youth such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

  • In 1871 nine Fisk University students went on tour to raise money for their struggling school and inadvertently made __________________ acceptable to white audiences.

  • The _____________________ was an example of African American culture being absorbed into the white entertainment world that perpetuated racist stereotypes, generally portraying AAs as foolish imitators of a white culture they could not understand.

  • _____________________ became a musical rage in the 1890s and Scott Joplin was one of its more well-known musicians.

  • _____________________ grew out of the vibrant musical culture of New Orleans, a city with a popular marching band tradition.


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