De 8.1 Industrial Revolution

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  • 1. 
    How were things made before the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      By machines

    • B. 

      With new inventions

    • C. 

      By slaves

    • D. 

      By hand

  • 2. 
    How were things made after the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      By hand

    • B. 

      By machines

    • C. 

      By Santa's helpers

    • D. 

      By slaves

  • 3. 
    What does the French word "Laissez Faire" mean?
    • A. 

      Free to do

    • B. 

      I like chicken

    • C. 

      People are lazy

    • D. 

      That's not fair

  • 4. 
    What did laissez faire have to do with the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      It helped people find jobs

    • B. 

      It made people travel to new countries

    • C. 

      It brought French language to America

    • D. 

      People believed that the government should not interfere with businesses.

  • 5. 
    What is an entrepreneur?
    • A. 

      People who take risks to start a business

    • B. 

      People who sell cow manure

    • C. 

      People who make goods by hand

    • D. 

      People who belong to the government

  • 6. 
    Where did the Industrial Revolution begin?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 7. 
    Which of these was NOT an impact of the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      People began making new inventions

    • B. 

      Factories were being built

    • C. 

      Women and children worked in factories

    • D. 

      Obama became President

  • 8. 
    What was the first industry to use machines?
    • A. 

      Textile

    • B. 

      Steel

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Transportation

  • 9. 
    How did the British try to keep the plans for their factories and machines secret?
    • A. 

      They executed people who shared the plans.

    • B. 

      They hired the Avengers to protect their government secret.

    • C. 

      They passed laws to prevent plans from being sent to other countries and didn't let people who worked with machines to leave the country.

    • D. 

      They created a secret society to prevent these plans from ever leaving.

  • 10. 
    What British mechanic secretly left Britain and brought factory and machine plans to America?
    • A. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

    • B. 

      Samuel Slater

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Robert Fulton

  • 11. 
    Who was the first person to build a factory in America?
    • A. 

      Samuel Slater

    • B. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Robert Fulton

  • 12. 
    Why did so many women work for Lowell's factories?
    • A. 

      The women were able to perform the work better than men

    • B. 

      They enjoyed working on farms

    • C. 

      They wanted an opportunity to earn money and live on their own

    • D. 

      Their husbands forced them to get jobs

  • 13. 
    Which of these was NOT something a factory worker experienced?
    • A. 

      The machines and equipment were dangerous

    • B. 

      They worked long hours for little pay

    • C. 

      The air was polluted and filled with fabric particles

    • D. 

      They had a flexible schedule to spend time with their families

  • 14. 
    What invention did Eli Whitney create to separate the seeds from cotton?
    • A. 

      The cotton gin

    • B. 

      The cotton separator

    • C. 

      The cotton machine

    • D. 

      The super powered cotton enhancement thingy

  • 15. 
    What was one negative effect of the cotton gin?
    • A. 

      It increased the need for slaves

    • B. 

      It increased the price of cotton

    • C. 

      It reduced the number of jobs

    • D. 

      It reduced trade with other countries

  • 16. 
    How did Eli Whitney improve the gun business?
    • A. 

      He made guns that the same as the British

    • B. 

      He made guns that shot farther

    • C. 

      He made interchangeable parts

    • D. 

      He created automatic rifles

  • 17. 
    What method of transportation was NOT greatly improved during the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      Steamboats

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Canals

    • D. 

      Carriages

  • 18. 
    What was impressive about the steamboat designed by Robert Fulton?
    • A. 

      It had a paddle wheel that allowed it to travel upstream and downstream.

    • B. 

      It had a paddle that was powered by 10 men.

    • C. 

      It was able to carry more people than any other boat.

    • D. 

      It was the first boat to travel across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 19. 
    What mode of transportation was built to connect the Hudson River to the Great Lakes?
    • A. 

      The Glider

    • B. 

      The Railroad

    • C. 

      The Erie Canal

    • D. 

      The Automobile

  • 20. 
    What was important about the transcontinental railroad?
    • A. 

      It made travel easier between the east coast and the west coast.

    • B. 

      It brought more immigrants from Europe.

    • C. 

      It was used to supply troops during the Mexican-American war.

    • D. 

      It increased communication throughout America.

  • 21. 
    Which of these was NOT a negative consequence of the new forms of transportation?
    • A. 

      Clearing trees, damming rivers, and blasting rock

    • B. 

      Destruction of natural habitat for native plants and animals.

    • C. 

      Increased levels of pollution near railroad centers.

    • D. 

      Depletion of the ozone from farting cows.

  • 22. 
    Who invented the telegraph?
    • A. 

      Eli Whitney

    • B. 

      Samuel Morse

    • C. 

      Robert Fulton

    • D. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

  • 23. 
    Which of these was NOT an improvement caused by the telegraph?
    • A. 

      It increased the demand for factory laborers.

    • B. 

      Settlers in the West could Stay in touch with family in the East.

    • C. 

      It improved business.

    • D. 

      People could transfer money from banks to other people around the US.

  • 24. 
    What did Cyrus McCormick's "reaper" invention actually do?
    • A. 

      It separated seeds from cotton.

    • B. 

      It was used for digging up soil.

    • C. 

      It was used for chopping down grains.

    • D. 

      It was a tractor used to pull a plow.

  • 25. 
    How did the "steel plow" that was invented by John Deere improve farming?
    • A. 

      It no longer needed horses to pull the plow.

    • B. 

      It replaced iron and wooden plows that could only cut into soft soil.

    • C. 

      It reduced the need for slave labor.

    • D. 

      It allowed the transportation of grains to get to the markets easier.

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