History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - The Industrial Revolution 2 (Questions)

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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
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
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
7. In 1765, who invented the Spinning Jenny?
[ ] Jack Harwell
[ ] James Hargreaves
[ ] Joseph Hodgson
[ ] Joshua Harrison
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
9. What did Crompton fail to do with his invention?
[ ] Build enough of them
[ ] Oil it
[ ] Patent it
[ ] Show people how it worked
10. In 1769, the Water Frame was invented by who?
[ ] Bradley Hardacre
[ ] Richard Arkwright
[ ] Thomas Knighton
[ ] Walter Higginbottom
History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - The Industrial Revolution 2 (Answers)
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
[x] People worked only when they wanted
Workers were fined for being late
2. Which industry first gained from the new machines?
[ ] Farming
[ ] Service industry
[x] Textile industry
[ ] Transport industry
3. The first textile factories were built between where?
[ ] Cumbria and Northumberland
[x] 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?
[x] Cotton
[ ] Linen
[ ] Polyester
[ ] Silk
5. Which of these was NOT a spinning machine?
[ ] Crompton's Mule
[x] Flying Shuttle
[ ] Spinning Jenny
[ ] Water Frame
6. Who invented the Flying Shuttle in 1733?
[ ] Charles Weaver
[ ] Giles Scott
[x] 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
[x] 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
[x] 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
[x] 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
[x] Richard Arkwright
[ ] Thomas Knighton
[ ] Walter Higginbottom