Industrial Revolution: Manufacturing And Production Methods Quiz

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Industrial Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

Like any other revolution, the industrial revolution was the change and transition from the old manufacturing and production methods to the new and current manufacturing processes. Assess your knowledge on industrial revolution below.


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  • 1. 
    Railroads:______________:: urbanization:__________ Which word below best fits as a negative consequence into both blanks?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Immigration

    • C. 

      Pollution

    • D. 

      Child labot

  • 2. 
    Which statement best describes the social impact of new innovations in the years before the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The building of the railroad system led to expanded opportunities for businesses.

    • B. 

      Scientific discoveries contributed to increased immigration and an expansion o slavery.

    • C. 

      The cotton gin and McCormick's reaper led to the temperance movement.

    • D. 

      Most inventions during this period had little effect on how and where people worked.

  • 3. 
    All of the following led to an increased number of factories EXCEPT-
    • A. 

      Blockade during the War of 1812

    • B. 

      Improved transportation

    • C. 

      International slave trade

    • D. 

      Increased use of steam power

  • 4. 
    Which innovation was MOST responsible for the growth of industry during the 1800's?
    • A. 

      Steam power

    • B. 

      Electricity

    • C. 

      Automobiles

    • D. 

      Telegraph

  • 5. 
    1-impress telegraph  2-Erie canal 3-first successful steamboat 4-war of 1812 Choose the answer that displays the innovations in chronological order.
    • A. 

      4,2,3,1

    • B. 

      1,3,4,2

    • C. 

      2,4,1,3

    • D. 

      3,4,2,1

  • 6. 
     NY March 8th, 1848 My dear and loving wife and children, I received you're letter of January 20th, 1848 which gave me to understand that you were attacked by a severe fever, but thanks be to God that you are recovered and well as I am at present. Thanks be to his kind mercies to us all. I work on a railway at 8 shillings (10 dollars) per day and pay 18 shillings (21 dollars)  per week for my boarding. This is a good country for those that are able to work. I will be able to pay your passage with the help of God on the first of August next. I long to see that wished for hour when I will embrace you in my arms. There is nothing in this world that gives me trouble but you and my dear children whom I love as my life. I would be pleased for you to let me know how my two sons Patrick and Francis are. I am not forgetting my dear father and mother, friends and neighbors, or your sister Bridget, thank God sheared for you in your sickness and sorrows which I will never forget. I expect to go to New York on the 17th of March to send you this bill of six pounds (25 dollars) which you will get cash for in the Provincial Bank of Ireland. I will send it in the Reverend Patrick O'Gare' s care for you. I feel very sorry for my Brother Francis that lived in St. John. I fear he is dead. Don't answer this letter until you receive the next in which the money will be for you. Keep your heart, as God spared you. So long, you will be shortly in the lands of promise and living happily with me and our children. No more at present From your faithful husband until death Thomas Gary Which of the following effects of urbanization can be concluded from the letter above?
    • A. 

      Irish immigrants came to urban areas in the North to begin work on the Transcontinental Railroad.

    • B. 

      Religion was a major factor that kept people from making the move to American urban centers.

    • C. 

      The attraction of work in American urban areas meant separation and worry for family who were left behind.

    • D. 

      Urbanization caused should families to seek work in the North.

  • 7. 
    In the 1600-1700's, Great Britain was a world power that spread its influence through colonization which supported its economic system of mercantilism. Due to the great distances, it had much difficulty in regulating trade and levels of production since colonists often just ignored the edicts and the restraints the British tried to impose. In comparison, the new United States was able to utilize laissez-faire policies in developing its free market economy. This was due to the fact that it had the required elements which included limited government, few subsidies, and little in the way of price control. All ofthefollowing explain the beginnings of free enterprise in America EXCEPT-
    • A. 

      Great Britain was unable to establish firm control of the American economy.

    • B. 

      Colonists remained largely unaffected by many of the British regulations on the production and trade of goods within the colonies.

    • C. 

      Laissez-faire policies on the part of Great Britain let Americans be economically self-reliant.

    • D. 

      Great Britain encouraged Americans to set up an independent economy.

  • 8. 
    All of the following contributed to the establishment of the plantation system EXCEPT-
    • A. 

      Rich soil and a long growing season

    • B. 

      Innovation of interchangeable parts

    • C. 

      Invention of the cotton gin

    • D. 

      Use of the Triangle Trade