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The Industrial Revolution Quiz

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Eli Whitney was able to create what revolutionary invention?
The seed drill
The cotton gin
The horse-drawn plow
The harvester

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Among the many innovations of this era, below is a photo of the "spinning mule", which greatly increased textile production. Who invented the "spinning mule"?
Edmund Cartwright
James Hargreaves
Jethro Tull
Samuel Crompton

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To show off their nation's industrial wealth at the time, Great Britain commissioned the construction of which of the following buildings in 1850?
Big Ben
The London Eye
The Crystal Palace
Buckingham Palace

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The first practical steam engine was built by what Scottish engineer in 1781?
Thomas Glenn
James Watt
Hiram Belial
Donovan Reiss

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What economic philosophy by Adam Smith began to take shape in the world during the Industrial Revolution?
Communism
The Theory of Advancement
Socialism
Free market capitalism

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The average workday during this revolution was about how long?
14 hours
10 hours
8 hours
6 hours

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The act of using interchangeable parts on an assembly line to make products was commonly referred to by what name?
The English System
The Chinese System
The American System
The French System

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The dreadful conditions of this time period caused a group of activists to be formed who wanted to make the world a peaceful place where all were equal through government management of the economy. What did this group call themselves?
Royal Harbingers
Peacebringers
Authoritative Movers
Utopian Socialists

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Puddling was a process designed to remove impurities from what metal?
Steel
Platinum
Iron
Titanium

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The inventor Edmund Cartwright worked what peculiar job while he made his inventions?
Rodeo performer
The Clergy
Professional scuba diver
Dental surgeon

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The Rocket was the name of a highly improved steam locomotive constructed by what inventor?
George Stephenson
Franklin O'Malley
Gotfried Sanders
Anthony Eisert

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In 1851, Great Britain held a show to display the industrial inventions of their country. What was this show called?
The Show of Industry
The Festival of Tomorrow
The Carnival of Progress
The Great Exhibition

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In 1690, in order to improve domestic production, the British passed a series laws forbidding the import of foreign textiles. What were these laws known as collectively?
The Sower's Acts
The Zerin Acts
The Output Acts
The Calico Acts

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James Hargreaves invented an automatic spinning device that he titled with what woman's name?
Jenny
Theresa
Audrey
Maggie

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What did the Cotton Factories Regulation Act of 1819 raise the minimum working age to in Great Britain?
12
11
10
9

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American coal mines of the Industrial Revolution were worked mostly by what people?
Women
African-Americans
Children
The elderly

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Nicolas Leblanc was a chemist who was able to come up with a process to make soda ash from what common compound?
Oak Wood
Salt
Vinegar
Alcohol

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The Irish Potato Famine caused about how many people to leave the country in search of new economic opportunity?
2 million
1 million
1.5 million
2.5 million

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Multiple outbreaks of cholera in large American cities were attributed to which of the following factors?
Lack of sunlight
Lack of nutrition
Lack of a proper sewer line
Lack of recreational areas

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To solve overcrowding during the Industrial Revolution, many people moved....? (finish the sentence)
to the suburbs
to the country
into rented rooms in mansions
to communal farms

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The popular slogan of protesting workers that they should have "Eight hours of labor, eight hours of recreation, and eight hours of rest." Was coined by what reformer?
Robert Owen
Klein Herst
Templeton Wright
Laurence Pratt

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In 19th century England, what group of people opposed industrialization so much that they actually destroyed factory machinery?
Luddites
Huguenots
Silvettos
Rienbersts

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What man invented the telegraph and the coded language that it utilizes?
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Samuel Morse
Grant Hawkins

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Painter Robert Fulton created which of the following as part of a hobby?
The airplane
The steamboat
The steam locomotive
The parachute

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The vast gap between the rich and poor of post-Industrial Revolution society led many to call it by what name?
The Empty Age
The Shallow Age
The Gilded Age
The Trench Age

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