Chapter 11 Industrial Revolution Quiz

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Industrial Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

Samuel Slater is considered to have contributed to the start of the American Industrial Revolution when he opened the first industrial mill in the United States back in 1790. This saw the move from rural agriculture to people working in factories in the cities. What else did you get to know about industrial revolution in chapter 11? Take up the test below and get to refresh your memory on the chapter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what region of the United States did the industrial revolution begin?
    • A. 

      New England

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      Midwest

    • D. 

      West

  • 2. 
    Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      Hand made goods were replaced by factory made goods

    • B. 

      Manufacturing replaced farming as the main source of income

    • C. 

      Women were paid more than men

    • D. 

      New inventions led to mass production of goods

  • 3. 
    The industrial revolution began with what industry?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Textile

    • C. 

      Steel

    • D. 

      Paper

  • 4. 
    What type of workers were first hired to work in the Lowell Mills?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Chinese immigrants

  • 5. 
    Who created the first textile mill in America?
    • A. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

    • B. 

      Eli Whitney

    • C. 

      Robert Fulton

    • D. 

      Samuel Slater

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was NOT a danger faced by workers in the Lowell Mills?
    • A. 

      Fingers could get crushed

    • B. 

      Frost bite

    • C. 

      Hair could get caught in a machine

    • D. 

      Breathing problems

  • 7. 
    Who invented the cotton gin and interchangeable parts?
    • A. 

      Samuel Slater

    • B. 

      Robert Fulton

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Samuel Morse

  • 8. 
    Who tested his steamboat by sailing from New York City to Albany?
    • A. 

      Samuel Slater

    • B. 

      Robert Fulton

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Samuel Morse

  • 9. 
    What affect did the cotton gin have on slavery?
    • A. 

      It led to an increase in slavery

    • B. 

      It led to a decrease in slavery

    • C. 

      It led to the abolition of slavery

    • D. 

      It had no effect on slavery

  • 10. 
    What did the Monroe Doctrine state?
    • A. 

      The U.S. was an independent nation

    • B. 

      The U.S. demanded the British stop taking U.S. ships

    • C. 

      The U.S. would remain neutral in foreign conflicts

    • D. 

      The western hemisphere was off limits to further European colonization

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was NOT an effect of the Erie Canal?
    • A. 

      New York City became the economic center of the nation

    • B. 

      Mid-west farmers could ship goods to the east

    • C. 

      California became a state

    • D. 

      Increased migration to the Great Lakes region