Kelly- Population Explosion Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the true statement below (p. 636)
    • A. 

      People before the eighteenth century married young

    • B. 

      People before the eighteenth century had large families

    • C. 

      The total population of Europe before the eighteenth century grew rather fast

    • D. 

      The Black Death caused a drop in prices and created a labor shortage

  • 2. 
    Which of the following caused the demographic crisis? (p. 637)
    • A. 

      Famine

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      War

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following did not contribute much to reducting the death rate in the 1700's? (p. 638)
    • A. 

      Elimination of the Bubonic Plague

    • B. 

      Improvements in the water supply and sewerage

    • C. 

      Medical knowledge advances

    • D. 

      Better efforts to store food and protect against famine

  • 4. 
    The process of employing landless proletarians in which the merchant put out raw materials to workers who processed them in their homes and returned the finish product was called (p. 649)
    • A. 

      The putting out system

    • B. 

      Mercantilism

    • C. 

      The Panic of 1714

    • D. 

      Economic liberalism

  • 5. 
    What was one reason for the putting out system's growth? p. 640
    • A. 

      Peasants staged successful revolts for higher wages, causing more peasants to get involved in the putting out system

    • B. 

      Production in the countryside was well regulated

    • C. 

      Underemployed labor was abundant

    • D. 

      Merchants instituted rigid guild standards

  • 6. 
    Where did rural manufacturing appear first? (p. 640)
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      The Low Countries

    • D. 

      England

  • 7. 
    Throughout most of history, the most populated industry had been: (p. 641)
    • A. 

      Textiles

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Cotton

    • D. 

      Tobacco

  • 8. 
    Choose the statement that describes a typical rural worker's  (p. 641)
    • A. 

      It was small and normally had only one room

    • B. 

      There was a loom inside the house

    • C. 

      There were spinning wheels and tubs for dyeing cloth

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which family member did the majority of the work in the cottage indrustry? (p. 642)
    • A. 

      Mother

    • B. 

      Father

    • C. 

      Children

    • D. 

      Each member helped in the work to make the cottage industry a family enterprise

  • 10. 
    What was NOT a disadvantage of the cottage industry? (p. 642-643)
    • A. 

      Cottage workers would finish early, then slack off for a few days

    • B. 

      Constant need for thread

    • C. 

      Spinsters were difficult to find

    • D. 

      Rural labor was hard to control

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