Industrial Revolution Vocab Practice

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Industrial Revolution Vocab Practice


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  • 1. 
    What is the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      The system of producing large numbers of identical items in factories.

    • B. 

      The period of time of rapid and radical changes that occurred in how products were produced during the 18th and 19th centuries.

    • C. 

      The period of time with radical advancements in the fields of chemistry, physics, anatomy, and math.

    • D. 

      The belief that the government should not interfere with business.

  • 2. 
    What are the factors of production?
    • A. 

      Basic resources for industrialization, such as land, capital, labor.

    • B. 

      The money and property necessary to start a business.

    • C. 

      When multiple companies collectively determine the price of a good.

    • D. 

      The belief that governments needs to make as much money as they can.

  • 3. 
    Who is Jethro Tull?
    • A. 

      Father of the American auto industry.

    • B. 

      Inventor of the seed drill, which revolutionized agriculture.

    • C. 

      Inventor of the power loom, which changed the textile industry.

    • D. 

      The “father” of capitalism.

  • 4. 
    Who is Eli Whitney?
    • A. 

      Created new technology for making steel.

    • B. 

      Created the cotton gin, which made the textile industry more efficient.

    • C. 

      Led the expansion of the US steel industry.

    • D. 

      Discovered electricity and created the light bulb.

  • 5. 
    Who is Henry Bessemer?
    • A. 

      Created new technology for making steel.

    • B. 

      Created the first diesel engine.

    • C. 

      Invented vulcanized rubber.

    • D. 

      Father of the American auto industry.

  • 6. 
    Who is Robert Fulton?
    • A. 

      Inventor of the steam ship, which changed the goods were transported.

    • B. 

      The “father” of capitalism.

    • C. 

      Discovered electricity and created the light bulb.

    • D. 

      Inventor of the power loom, which changed the textile industry.

  • 7. 
    What are tenements?
    • A. 

      Basic resources for industrialization, such as land, capital, labor.

    • B. 

      The collection of telegraph cables that spanned the Atlantic Ocean.

    • C. 

      When multiple companies collectively determine the price of a good.

    • D. 

      Cramped, shabby apartment buildings where workers lived during the Industrial Revolution.

  • 8. 
    What is capitalism?
    • A. 

      The rapid and radical changes that occurred in how products were produced during the 18th and 19th centuries.

    • B. 

      When a company has complete control of the production of a good.

    • C. 

      When the government controls all production of goods.

    • D. 

      The economic system in which individuals rather than governments control the factors of production and industry.

  • 9. 
    What is mass production?
    • A. 

      The system of producing large numbers of identical items in factories.

    • B. 

      The money and property necessary to start a business.

    • C. 

      Basic resources for industrialization, such as land, capital, labor.

    • D. 

      The belief that governments needs to make as much money as they can.

  • 10. 
    What is a monopoly?
    • A. 

      When a company has complete control of the production of a good.

    • B. 

      Basic resources for industrialization, such as land, capital, labor.

    • C. 

      When multiple companies collectively determine the price of a good.

    • D. 

      The economic system in which individuals rather than governments control the factors of production and industry.

  • 11. 
    What is a cartel?
    • A. 

      When a company has complete control of the production of a good.

    • B. 

      Cramped, shabby apartment building where workers lived during the Industrial Revolution.

    • C. 

      When multiple companies collectively determine the price of a good.

    • D. 

      The belief that the government should not interfere with business.

  • 12. 
    Who is Henry Ford?
    • A. 

      Father of the American auto industry.

    • B. 

      Created the cotton gin, which made the textile industry more efficient.

    • C. 

      Led the expansion of the US steel industry.

    • D. 

      Created the telegraph, changing communications.

  • 13. 
    Who is JP Morgan?
    • A. 

      Inventor of the seed drill, which revolutionized agriculture.

    • B. 

      Banker and financier of the Industrial Revolution.

    • C. 

      Created new technology for making steel.

    • D. 

      Created the steam engine

  • 14. 
    What is laissez-faire?
    • A. 

      When a company has complete control of the production of a good.

    • B. 

      Cramped, shabby apartment buildings where workers lived during the Industrial Revolution.

    • C. 

      The economic system in which individuals rather than governments control the factors of production and industry.

    • D. 

      The belief that the government should not interfere with business.

  • 15. 
    Who is Adam Smith?
    • A. 

      Created the cotton gin, which made the textile industry more efficient.

    • B. 

      Inventor of the seed drill, which revolutionized agriculture.

    • C. 

      The “father” of capitalism.

    • D. 

      Inventor of the steam ship, which changed the goods were transported.