Paterson, The First Industrial City

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Industrial Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a review of the first industrial city in America.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where was the first industrial city located?
    • A. 

      Paterson

    • B. 

      Burlington

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Passaic

  • 2. 
    Why did Alexander Hamilton want to start making products in America?
    • A. 

      So that Americans can purchase products from England.

    • B. 

      He wanted Americans to stop depending on other countries.

    • C. 

      He wanted Americans to depend on other countries.

  • 3. 
    What was the nickname given to Paterson?
    • A. 

      Motor City

    • B. 

      Waterfall City

    • C. 

      Factory City

    • D. 

      Silk City

  • 4. 
    How high was the Great Falls of Paterson?
    • A. 

      70 feet

    • B. 

      77 feet

    • C. 

      17 feet

    • D. 

      177 feet

  • 5. 
    What river was the Great Falls of Paterson near?
    • A. 

      Raritan River

    • B. 

      Seine River

    • C. 

      Passaic River

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Who saw the potential of the Great Falls of Paterson in 1791?
    • A. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 7. 
    What group did Alexander Hamilton form?
    • A. 

      Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures

    • B. 

      Society of Useful Manufacturers

    • C. 

      Society of Social Manufactures

    • D. 

      Society Establishing Manufactures

  • 8. 
    What was the most important product produced in Paterson?
    • A. 

      Satin

    • B. 

      Guns

    • C. 

      Locomotives

    • D. 

      Silk

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of an industrial city?
    • A. 

      A place where people meet.

    • B. 

      A city where there are a lot of factories.

    • C. 

      A place that produces goods.

    • D. 

      A city where many workers live.

  • 10. 
    Why was Mr. Hamiton excited about the Great Falls of Paterson?
    • A. 

      He knew that water power would be easy to use.

    • B. 

      He knew that the water could power the factories and cotton mills.

    • C. 

      He knew that other cities used water power.

    • D. 

      Because water power was better than electricity.