Industrial Revolution Question Answer Quiz

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Industrial Revolution Question Answer Quiz

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  • 1. 
    England passed laws to make sure the United States could not make the machines they had.  They didn't want competition with our country.  One man was able to get around these laws.  Which is NOT a way Samuel Slater managed to build England's machines in America?
    • A. 

      He disguised himself as a farmer to come to America

    • B. 

      He worked for seven years to buy the plans for Arkwright's machines

    • C. 

      He practiced building them in England

    • D. 

      He memorized them while being an apprentice

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of how life changed after new large machines were built?
    • A. 

      Mills were built near waterways

    • B. 

      Workers had to work according to the owners' schedules and paces

    • C. 

      More people stayed at home because of portable machines

    • D. 

      People didn't work at home as much

  • 3. 
    Steam power allowed factories to be built...
    • A. 

      Anywhere

    • B. 

      Near water

    • C. 

      On moving water

    • D. 

      On farms

  • 4. 
    Before interchangeable parts and _______  _______________________, very few goods, like bikes, clocks, engines, & sewing machines could be produced in a much longer time.
  • 5. 
    All of these made travel easier and faster during the Industrial Revolution EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Canals

    • B. 

      Steam power

    • C. 

      Steam boats

    • D. 

      Steam trucks

  • 6. 
     Which events happened LAST?
    • A. 

      Samuel Slater rebuilds England's machines

    • B. 

      New machines using interchangeable parts are used in England

    • C. 

      Over 350.000 immigrants came to America in 1850 to find a better life

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin

  • 7. 
    What was the reason for the invention of James Hargreaves' spinny jenny, Richard Arkwright's water frame & the power loom in England?
    • A. 

      Pollution in the water caused a need for ways to clean water to drink.

    • B. 

      Their kids needed something for the science fair in England.

    • C. 

      Travel became very popular and new types of transportation were needed.

    • D. 

      Cotton cloth became very popular and they needed faster ways to produce enough for the people who wanted to buy it.

  • 8. 
    Many ________________________ came to America in the 1840's to work in the busy factories.
  • 9. 
    10 year old girls left school and their family farms to work 14-hour days in mills in order to make money. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 10. 
    Who began using interchangeable parts to build clocks to keep up with the sudden demand to tell time rather than use the sun, or church bells?
    • A. 

      Eli Terry

    • B. 

      Eli Whitney

    • C. 

      Richard Arkwright

    • D. 

      James Watt

  • 11. 
    Which words best describe life BEFORE the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      Farms, self-efficient, simple tools

    • B. 

      Farms, factories, fast-paced

    • C. 

      Factories, self-efficient, simple

    • D. 

      Factories, technology, busy

  • 12. 
    Eli Whitney's cotton jenny made cleaning cotton easier and quicker, made the country more money, caused a greater demand for cotton, & forced more African Americans into slavery.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 13. 
    Used by Eli Whitney in order to make guns more quickly, _________________________  ________________ were identical pieces of machines that can be used in place of one another. 
  • 14. 
    Cyrus McCormick invented a machine that cuts and gathers grain called...
    • A. 

      The reaper

    • B. 

      The farmer's friend

    • C. 

      The spinning jenny

    • D. 

      The cotton gin