The Industrial Revolution 4
Which city was known as 'Cottonopolis'?

The Industrial Revolution 4

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Machinery was being invented constantly during the Industrial Revolution. New engines and machinery meant that by the 1830s it needed only 750 workers to produce as much yarn as it would once have taken 200,000 people to spin!

Test your knowledge with the fourth History quiz in the Industrial Revolution series.

1.
Who did NOT help build a steam engine that could drive various machines?
Charles Bridges
James Watt
Matthew Boulton
William Murdock
It made cheap mass production possible
2.
Which city was known as 'Cottonopolis'?
Birmingham
Leeds
Liverpool
Manchester
3.
Why was Lancashire's damp climate good for the cotton industry?
More umbrellas needed to be made
Rainwater helped the workers thirsts
Workers kept dry in the factories
Yarn did not break as easily
4.
The capital of iron and steel production was where?
Caerphilly
Cwmbran
Merthyr
Penarth
A town in South Wales
5.
The Industrial Revolution created which class?
Landowner class
Run of the mill class
Upper class
Working class
6.
Lancashire's raw cotton came into which port?
Chester
Fleetwood
Liverpool
Preston
A lot of it came from America
7.
By the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution was speeded by the growth of what?
Canals
Railways
Supersonic flight
Turnpike roads
Goods could be moved quickly and easily
8.
Josiah Wedgwood founded what type of factory?
Coffee
Engineering
Pottery
Textile
9.
Which 1851 event celebrated all the new industry?
The Grand Display
The Great Exhibition
The Universal Exhibition
The World Fair
Brainwave of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband
10.
At that time Britain was described as the what 'of the world'?
Ideas bank
Laboratory
Nerve center
Workshop
Author:  Jan Crompton

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