Industrial Revolution Quiz Questions And Answer

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Industrial Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What was Jason Watt's contribution to industrialize in England?
    • A. 

      He invented a less expenisive way to manufacture steel.

    • B. 

      He invented a more efficient steam engine.

    • C. 

      He invented the internal combustion engine.

    • D. 

      He invented the method of interchangable parts

  • 2. 
    The first person to bring the knowledge of machines to America was:
    • A. 

      Henry Bessimer

    • B. 

      Samuel Slater

    • C. 

      James Watts

    • D. 

      Andrew Carnagie

  • 3. 
    The first machines were powered by: 
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Oil

    • D. 

      Wood

  • 4. 
    What changed as a result of the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      People moved from cities to farms in the country.

    • B. 

      People spent more time with their families.

    • C. 

      People moved from small farms to towns and cities.

    • D. 

      People started enjoying vacations.

  • 5. 
    What invention made the  steel industry more successeful?
    • A. 

      Interchangable parts

    • B. 

      The Bessemer process

    • C. 

      The internal combustion engine

    • D. 

      The iron ore inductor

  • 6. 
    The invention of machine tools that could create part after the part after part of the same size and shape allowed for the use of 
    • A. 

      Highly skilled employees

    • B. 

      Interchangable parts

    • C. 

      Interlocking joints

    • D. 

      More effecient power loans

  • 7. 
    What machine wove cloth and ended the cottage industries?
    • A. 

      The Power Loom

    • B. 

      The Cotton Gin

    • C. 

      The External Combustion Engine

    • D. 

      The Internal Combustion Engine

  • 8. 
    What region was the center of the American Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      The Southeast

    • B. 

      The Midwest

    • C. 

      The Mid Atlantic

    • D. 

      New England

  • 9. 
    The demand for coal increased as a result of the:
    • A. 

      Gossamer Engine

    • B. 

      Hydropowered Engine

    • C. 

      Lowell Engine

    • D. 

      Steam Engine

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was a factor which allowed for the development of mass production?
    • A. 

      The creation of more sophisticated advertising strategies

    • B. 

      The specialization of workers in a single step of manufacturing process

    • C. 

      The use of chemical fertalizers and mechanized reapers and harvesters

    • D. 

      The creation of vertical monopolies across a single industry

  • 11. 
    The American car maker Henry Ford was the first large-scale manufacturer to use
    • A. 

      Interchangable parts

    • B. 

      Unskilled workers in a single step of the production process

    • C. 

      The assembly line method of production

    • D. 

      The corporate business structure

  • 12. 
    What was one effect of the mechanization of agriculture?
    • A. 

      Many farmers abandoned the raising of livestock

    • B. 

      Farmers needed more acreage to produce the same amount of food as before

    • C. 

      Fewer farmers were needed to grow food.

    • D. 

      Small landholders started weaving cloth.

  • 13. 
    During the enclosure movement in England, landowners
    • A. 

      Expanded the private property rights of their tenants

    • B. 

      Funded the manufacturing ventures of men who lived on their land

    • C. 

      Sold their land to small farmers who had previously rented it

    • D. 

      Took away land from the people who could not prove ownership

  • 14. 
    How did a few large companies come to dominate industrial economies by the late 1800s?
    • A. 

      By buying smaller companies or driving them out of business

    • B. 

      By creating partnerships with national banks

    • C. 

      By establishing multinational corporations throughout the globe

    • D. 

      By lobbying national governments for favorable legislation

  • 15. 
    Buildings where people came to use machines were called:
    • A. 

      Factories

    • B. 

      Stores

    • C. 

      Outlets

    • D. 

      Globalization

  • 16. 
    The Industrial Revolution began in
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      America

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      France

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT a result of The Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      A decrease in child labor

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      The use of clocks

    • D. 

      An increase in the middle class

  • 18. 
    With the spinning mule 1 person could do the same work as 3 thousand people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    John Bessemer invented the Cotton Gin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Luddites started a riot and tried to destroy the new textile machines that had put them out of business. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False