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Grade 8 Industrialization
The term mass production is best defined as the
  1. rapid manufacture of a large number of identical objects.
  2. ability to carefully produce intricate objects one at a time.
  3. tendency to create poor quality goods because of high demand.
  4. practice of making only products that would have many buyers.
Grade 8 Industrialization
In the 1800s, which of the following was NOT a problem that most growing American cities faced?
  1. the spread of disease
  2. few job opportunities
  3. a lack of clean drinking water
  4. the threat of citywide fires
Grade 8 Industrialization
What effect did the invention of the cotton gin have on the slave trade in the South?
  1. It led to the founding of antislavery organizations.
  2. Planters used more slave labor.
  3. Cotton growers depended less on the slave system.
  4. The cotton gin had very little lasting impact.
Grade 8 Industrialization
Why did people in the North and the South have such different views about slavery?
  1. The South's economy depended on slavery, while the economy of the North did not.
  2. Most people in the South believed slavery was morally wrong.
  3. Northerners thought slavery was destroying the economy.
  4. Southerners believed slavery should be eliminated gradually, while northerners thought it should be abolished all at once.
Grade 5 Industrialization
Grade 5 Industrialization
Choose the four ways that America improved during the Industrial Revolution. (choose 4)
  1. transportation
  2. agriculture
  3. finance
  4. industry
  5. computers
  6. communications
Grade 5 Industrialization
When did the Industrial Revolution take place?
  1. during the Civil War
  2. from the Civil War to the early 1900s
  3. in the 17th century
  4. in the 1950s and 60s
Grade 8 Industrialization
Which invention improved travel by water in the early 1800s?
  1. turnpike
  2. spinning jenny
  3. water frame
  4. steamboat
Grade 8 Industrialization
Besides the cotton gin, which of the following items did Eli Whitney also invent?
  1. interchangeable parts
  2. telegraph
  3. steam engine
  4. musket
Grade 5 Industrialization
Grade 5 Industrialization
Grade 8 Industrialization
The workers at Lowell, Massachusetts, were mostly
  1. women
  2. inventors
  3. German immigrants
  4. enslaved African Americans
Grade 8 Industrialization
Which of the following were all cotton-producing states?
  1. New York, New Jersey, Maine, Ohio
  2. Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana
  3. Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Connecticut
  4. Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Vermont
Grade 11 Industrialization
This character encouraged women to take factory jobs outside of the home for the first time in United States history.
  1. Lauren the Lady
  2. Maggie the Magnificent
  3. Oprah
  4. Rosie the Riveter
  5. None of the above
Grade 8 Industrialization
Who might have complained about competition with the railroads?
  1. factory owners
  2. telegraph users
  3. canal investors
  4. western farmers
Grade 10 Industrialization
Many of the business trusts created in the late 1800s were eventually declared illegal primarily because they
  1. eliminated competition by forming monopolies
  2. combined companies that manufactured different products
  3. donated large sums of money to political candidates
  4. allowed children to work under unsafe conditions
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