Shoeless Trivia: The Gilded Age

For what it’s worth, my definition of the Gilded Age here is a little bit broad, extending up until the turn of the century.

  1. The two monuments pictured below commemorate the same event, though each with decidedly different sympathies. What was that event, which took place in Chicago on May 4, 1886?gilded2
  2. What 1894 Mark Twain work revolves around a case of false identity that is ultimately resolved through the (novel at the time) use of fingerprint records?
  3. Though it is hardly X rated, this striking 1884 portrait of the wife of Pierre Gautreau was considered scandalous in its time. What American artist painted it?gilded1
  4. What New York City political organization was frequently depicted as a tiger in editorial cartoons by Thomas Nast and others?
  5. The name Exxon is a modification of a phonetic spelling of the initials of what precursor company that was founded in 1870?
Answer

  1. Haymarket (Square) affair / riot / massacre
  2. Pudd’nhead Wilson
  3. John Singer Sargent
  4. Tammany Hall
  5. Standard Oil

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