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Industrial Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

It is arguably among the first steps taken by humanity towards the developed societies that we have nowadays. The industrial revolution saw the introduction of some of the basic utilities of mankind and some of the most famous inventions. Up until then, people would not use anything else but their hands in crafting goods whereas at the end, machines were already becoming the standard.

Here are a few sample questions: What was the name of the great English inventor responsible for the perfection of the steam engine? What was the element that replaced wood as the primary fuel? What was the year when the spinning jenny was invented? So take a few minutes and answer these questions about one of the defining period in our history.
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The Industrial Revolution is the name given the movement in which machines changed people's way of life as well as their methods of manufacture. Wear your thinking caps, take the quiz, and answer the following...

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    What was the Industrial Revolution?

After you complete your notes/organizer for the text, use only your notes to take the quiz.  You may take the quiz only 2 times.    If you want to try the quiz again, add to your notes before you go back to the quiz. Print...

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    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?

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    What was the Industrial Revolution?



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    What was the Industrial Revolution?

This is the safety test for the Industrial Technology department at BEHS.

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    Eye protection, such as goggles, face shields, and safety glasses must be worn whenever there is a possiblity of an eye injury.
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Industrial Revolution Questions & Answers


What were some of the companies that dominated the industrial economy of the late 1800s?
Some of the biggest companies that dominated the industrial economy in the 1800’s include Standard Oil Company (John D. Rockefeller), Carnegie Steel (Andrew Carnegie), New York Central Railroad Company (Cornelius Vanderbilt), and the banking
Which major movement in European history started with the idea expressed in this statement? “Christians should be taught that he who gives to a poor man or lends to a needy man does better than...
The correct answer to this question is D, Protestant Reformation, which was a 16th century Western Christianity movement. This movement occured in Europe. The Protestant Reformation started in 1517 with Martin Luther's "Ninety-Five Theses",
What is the term given to a system of privately owned businesses trying to make a profit?
A system of privately owned businesses trying to make a profit is known as capitalism. This is the kind of system that is found in many Western countries - the United States, England, Ireland, etc. It creates a market place known as a “free mar
What is a stockholder in a corporation?
In a corporation, a stockholder is basically someone who owns a piece of stock in the company. There are many ways to become a stockholder, but the easiest way is to do some research on the stock market and purchase a piece or two to begin with. Ther
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