The Industrial Revolution 1
Before the Industrial Revolution the most common industry in homes was textiles.

The Industrial Revolution 1

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The Industrial Revolution predominantly involved a move to working in factories. The term 'Industrial Revolution' refers to the changes that occurred in Britain between about 1750 and 1900.

See how much you know by trying our first History quiz on the Industrial Revolution.

1.
Before about 1750, where was most industry based?
In factories
In the home
Near the sea
Wales
Known as the domestic system (of industry)
2.
What was another name for the domestic system?
Bungalow industry
Cottage industry
House industry
Hovel industry
3.
The most common industry in homes was what?
Cake making
Iron making
Pottery
Textiles
We get the word 'spinster' from the girls who spun the yarn
4.
Which of these did NOT lead to the Industrial Revolution?
A rising population meant employers had more workers
Banks had money to lend to factory owners
Millions of foreign workers arrived from abroad
Rising demand for goods from a growing population
5.
Which statement did NOT apply to the domestic system?
Homes were too small for large machines
It was small-scale, so little cloth was produced
Only hand power was used
There was strict quality control on the finished cloth
There was no way of ensuring consistent quality
6.
Which areas of Britain saw most growth at that time?
Parklands
Scotland
Seaside resorts
Urban areas
7.
Who built the first large cotton spinning factory?
Henry Cartwright
James Allwright
Matthew Wainwright
Richard Arkwright
In 1771 in Derbyshire - it still used water power
8.
Arkwright built which village to house his workers?
Cranford
Cromford
Latchford
Stamford
9.
What replaced water power to drive the new machinery?
Electricity
Horsepower
Manpower
Steam
10.
The new factory towns grew up around what?
Coalfields
Rivers
Sea ports
Shopping centers
Coal produced steam to power the factory machines
Author:  Jan Crompton

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