This is a two-part question. First, read the material provided and choose an answer to this first question.
Which statement identifies the main idea of the passage provided?
A. Most miners who came to the California Gold Rush became rich and powerful.
B. Women who came west for the California Gold Rush often made more money than their husbands.
C. The California Gold Rush, while relatively short, transformed the state and the nation.
D. Levi Strauss was one of the people who made their fortune during the California Gold Rush, but not from mining.
Keeping your answer to the first question in mind, which of the following sentences from the text provided supports that answer?