Quiz: Industrial Revolution Questions! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Who was the governor of New York, responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal?
    • A. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

    • B. 

      Robert Fulton

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      James Madison

    • E. 

      De Witt Clinton

  • 2. 
    The first road built by the federal government helped Americans travel in which direction?
    • A. 

      East/West

    • B. 

      North/South

  • 3. 
    What provided the power for barges moving on the Erie Canal?
    • A. 

      Steam Power

    • B. 

      Wind Power

    • C. 

      Rowers

    • D. 

      Donkeys and Mules

    • E. 

      The Current

  • 4. 
    Who invented the telegraph?
    • A. 

      Robert Fulton

    • B. 

      Samuel Morse

    • C. 

      John C. Calhoun

    • D. 

      Enrico Fermi

    • E. 

      Eli Whitney

  • 5. 
    What was the name of the first steamboat in the United States?
    • A. 

      Sultana

    • B. 

      Merrimac

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      John Bull

    • E. 

      Clermont

  • 6. 
    The first factories in the United States, such as Lowell's factory in Waltham, produced __.
    • A. 

      Canned Food

    • B. 

      Textiles (Cloth)

    • C. 

      Machine Tools (Tools used to build other machines)

    • D. 

      Furniture

    • E. 

      Silverware

  • 7. 
    Most factory workers in the early 1800s were __.
    • A. 

      Young Women

    • B. 

      Runaway Slaves

    • C. 

      German Immigrants

    • D. 

      Skilled Artisans

    • E. 

      Canadians

  • 8. 
    Mass Production results in __.
    • A. 

      Cheaper goods and a need for skilled workers

    • B. 

      Cheaper goods and a need for unskilled workers

    • C. 

      More expensive goods and a need for skilled workers

    • D. 

      More expensive goods and a need for unskilled workers

  • 9. 
    Which immigrant group in the US in the 1840s faced the most discrimination?
    • A. 

      Germans

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Irish

    • D. 

      Dutch

    • E. 

      Scottish

  • 10. 
    Improvements in transportation brought what two regions of the US closer together economically?
    • A. 

      Northeast and Midwest

    • B. 

      Northeast and South

    • C. 

      Midwest and South

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