The Industrial Revolution 2
What replaced wool as the main textile produced?

The Industrial Revolution 2

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The Industrial Revolution saw the construction of many railroads. Factory discipline was harsh. Punishments are said to have included hanging people from the roof in baskets and nailing children's ears to a table - makes detention look kind!

Try our second History quiz on the Industrial Revolution.

1.
Which is false about the factory system?
A large quantity of goods was produced
Cheap, unskilled labor operated the machines
Machines produced items of equal quality
People worked only when they wanted
Workers were fined for being late
2.
Which industry first gained from the new machines?
Farming
Service industry
Textile industry
Transport industry
3.
The first textile factories were built between where?
Cumbria and Northumberland
Lancashire and Yorkshire
Norfolk and Suffolk
Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire
Streams off the hills powered water wheels - the Lancashire coalfield later gave coal for steam
4.
What replaced wool as the main textile produced?
Cotton
Linen
Polyester
Silk
5.
Which of these was NOT a spinning machine?
Crompton's Mule
Flying Shuttle
Spinning Jenny
Water Frame
6.
Who invented the Flying Shuttle in 1733?
Charles Weaver
Giles Scott
John Kay
Martin Ross
It wove cloth so fast that spinning machines were invented to keep up
7.
In 1765, who invented the Spinning Jenny?
Jack Harwell
James Hargreaves
Joseph Hodgson
Joshua Harrison
He named it after his wife
8.
Why did Samuel Crompton call his invention the 'Mule'?
It made a noise like a donkey
It sometimes refused to work
It was a cross between two other machines
The operator had to sit on it
Combination of Spinning Jenny and Water Frame
9.
What did Crompton fail to do with his invention?
Build enough of them
Oil it
Patent it
Show people how it worked
It became popular because anyone could use the idea
10.
In 1769, the Water Frame was invented by who?
Bradley Hardacre
Richard Arkwright
Thomas Knighton
Walter Higginbottom
Author:  Jan Crompton

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