Interesting Quiz On Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The invention of spinning and weaving machines for the textile trades marked the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Oil became the main source of energy during the Industrial Revolution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The  MOST important invention for transportation was the highway.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Agricultural productivity during the Industrial revolution can be credited to the idea of consolidating and isolating large fields in a process called "enclosure."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The "new" industry was dominated by farms and animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What was the Industrial Revolution
    • A. 

      The industries set up after the French and American Revolutions

    • B. 

      The acceleration of technical and economic development that begun in Britain around 1750

    • C. 

      Where all the poorly paid industrial workers finally had enough and all stopped work at once around 5.30 in the afternoon

  • 7. 
    Which statement is the best summary of the economy in 1750?
    • A. 

      Heavy manufacturing, lots of pollution

    • B. 

      Water powered factories, some pollution

    • C. 

      Based on agriculture, growing and selling produce

  • 8. 
    What 'class' did the Industrial Revolution create?
    • A. 

      A landowners class

    • B. 

      An urban middle class

    • C. 

      An urban working class

  • 9. 
    What changes did the Industrial revolution NOT see?
    • A. 

      New materials, new energy sources and new machinery

    • B. 

      Improved transport, division of labour and new employer-employee relationships

    • C. 

      A reduction in the manufacturing section, combined with an increase in primary production

  • 10. 
        What led to political changes within the urban areas of Britain.
    • A. 

      Improved knowledge due to better education

    • B. 

      A population willing to fight for their rights

    • C. 

      Increased wealth of the new manufacturing classes

  • 11. 
    Which areas of Britain grew the most?
    • A. 

      Countryside

    • B. 

      Urban areas

    • C. 

      Coastal ports

  • 12. 
    Which industry saw the earliest benefit of innovations?
    • A. 

      The canal transportation industry

    • B. 

      The textile industry

    • C. 

      The railways

    • D. 

      The agricultural industry

  • 13. 
    Which is probably the most important devlopment of the factories during the Industrial Revolution ?
    • A. 

      The railways replacing the canals

    • B. 

      Steam replacing water power

    • C. 

      Machinery replacing people

  • 14. 
    Who invented the cotton gin in 1793, a device that separated raw cotton from cotton seeds, increasing the cotton supply while lowering the cost of raw cotton?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Eli Whitney

    • C. 

      Samuel Crompton

  • 15. 
    England’s _____ created a steam engine to pump waters from mines in 1704
    • A. 

      James Watt

    • B. 

      Robert Boyle

    • C. 

      Thomas Newcomen

  • 16. 
    _____ was the basic building block of large machines, railroad tracks, trains, and ships
    • A. 

      Cooper

    • B. 

      Gold

    • C. 

      Iron

  • 17. 
    England’s _____ caused many small farmers to lose their lands, and these former farmers increased the available labor supply.
    • A. 

      Enclosure Acts

    • B. 

      Corn Laws

    • C. 

      Labor Laws

  • 18. 
    How did the Industrial Revolution change people’s lives
    • A. 

      Many people farm new crops

    • B. 

      People had to learn how to raise bigger sheep

    • C. 

      People had to leave their homes in order to go to work

  • 19. 
    Before the steam Engine was invented how did people produce things?
    • A. 

      By hand and animal power

    • B. 

      By machine

    • C. 

      Assembly line in factories

  • 20. 
    The development of steam power allowed the factories to move from the rivers because ___________
    • A. 

      They use wind power now

    • B. 

      Steam powered the machines

    • C. 

      The rivers dried up in the summer