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  • 1. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Which train was bought by the Liverpool and Manchester railway?
    • A. 

      Perserverance

    • B. 

      Sans Pareil

    • C. 

      Novelty

  • 2. 
    What did the 1841 Mines Act state?
    • A. 

      No child under the age of 10 to be employed in a factory.

    • B. 

      No child to work more than 10 hours in a day.

    • C. 

      No child under the age of 10 to work underground in a coal mine.

  • 3. 
    What did the 1847 ten hour act state?
    • A. 

      No child under the age of 10 to work underground in a coal mine.

    • B. 

      No child under the age of 10 to be employed in a factory.

    • C. 

      No child to work more than 10 hours in a day.

  • 4. 
    Whatd did the 1874 factory act state?
    • A. 

      No child under the age of 10 to be employed in a factory.

    • B. 

      No child under the age of 10 to be employed for longer than 10 hours in a factory.

    • C. 

      No child allowed in a factory.

  • 5. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Who invented Perserverance?
    • A. 

      Timothy Burstall.

    • B. 

      Timothy Hackworth.

    • C. 

      Thomas Shaw Brandreth.

    • D. 

      John Ericsson and John Braithwaite.

  • 6. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Who invented Cycloped?
    • A. 

      Timothy Hackworth.

    • B. 

      Thomas Shaw Brandreth.

    • C. 

      Timothy Burstall.

    • D. 

      John Ericsson and John Braithwaite.

  • 7. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Who invented Novelty?
    • A. 

      Timothy Hackworth.

    • B. 

      Thomas Shaw Brandreth.

    • C. 

      John Ericsson and John Braithwaite.

    • D. 

      Timothy Burstall.

  • 8. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Who invented Sans Pareil?
    • A. 

      Timothy Burstall.

    • B. 

      Timothy Hackworth.

    • C. 

      Thomas Shaw Brandreth.

    • D. 

      John Ericsson and John Braithwaite.

  • 9. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: How many locomotives were tested each day?
    • A. 

      2 or 3

    • B. 

      4 or 5

    • C. 

      1 or 2

    • D. 

      All of them

  • 10. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Which was the lightest, faster train and also the crowd favourite?
    • A. 

      Novelty

    • B. 

      Cycloped

    • C. 

      Rocket

    • D. 

      Perserverance

  • 11. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: What happened to Novelty?
    • A. 

      The cylinder broke

    • B. 

      The boiler pipe broke

    • C. 

      The wheel broke

    • D. 

      The firebox door broke

  • 12. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: What happened to Sans Pareil?
    • A. 

      The boiler pipe broke

    • B. 

      The wheel broke

    • C. 

      The cylinder broke

    • D. 

      The firebox door broke

  • 13. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Which was the fastest overall?
    • A. 

      Rocket 30mph hauling 13 tons

    • B. 

      Rocket 28mph hauling 13 tons

    • C. 

      Novelty 28 mph hauling 13 tons

    • D. 

      Sans Pareil 30mph hauling 13 tons

  • 14. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: Which engine turned up 300lb overweight and almost didn't run?
    • A. 

      Novelty

    • B. 

      Sans Pareil

    • C. 

      Rocket

    • D. 

      Perserverance

  • 15. 
    RAINHILL TRIALS: What was the required distance to be covered?  (only 30 miles actually between Manchester and Liverpool)
    • A. 

      35 miles

    • B. 

      30 miles

    • C. 

      31 miles