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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Quiz by Edgar Chong

Grade 8
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    Which of the following correctly defines INDUSTRIALIZATION?
    the spread of slavery to the western territories
    exporting raw materials and importing manufactured goods from a foreign country
    A warning to Europe that it should stay away from colonizing in South America.
    the shift from an agrarian society to a manufacturing society
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  • Q2
    In the early 19th century, what is considered the main cause of US industrialization?
    The purchase of the Louisiana Territory
    The Monroe Doctrine
    The invention of the cotton gin
    The War of 1812; the US stopped trade with the British
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  • Q3
    What effect did the Cotton Gin have on the US?
    it successfully ended the use of slaves on plantations
    it led to cotton becoming a useless crop
    it led to the expansion of slavery
    it allowed for plantation owners to decrease the number of slaves working in the cotton fields
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  • Q4
    Which is NOT a result of the completion of the ERIE CANAL?
    the canal connected New York to California
    Cities along the canal grew rapidly
    the cost of shipping goods decreased
    New York became the largest city in the US
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  • Q5
    What factor encouraged new immigrants settle in the North instead of the South during the 19th century?
    the climate in the south was too harsh
    prices of land in the south were more expensive
    citizenship requirements in the south were too strict
    manufacturing centers were located in the north
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  • Q6
    How do you define URBANIZATION?
    type of economy where the government does not interfere
    the movement from cities to farms
    the growth of an area's population
    importing more goods than you export
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  • Q7
    How did the advancements in technology during the Industrial Revolution affect the US economy?
    caused the US to become more dependent on foreign imports
    forced plantations to go out of business
    increased the number of goods that were made in homes
    improved the speed of production of goods and lowered cost
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  • Q8
    MASS PRODUCTION of goods was a direct result of --
    long work hours
    the steam engine
    creation of labor unions
    interchangeable parts
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  • Q9
    Which of the following was NOT an effect of INDUSTRIALIZATION
    price of goods decreased
    immigrants moved to the US for job opportunities
    job opportunities decreased
    women began working outside the home
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  • Q10
    Entrepreneurship, Competition, No government interference: this list describes which system?
    Mercantilism
    Federalism
    Free Enterprise
    Socialism
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  • Q11
    The majority of workers in the New England textile mills were --
    women and young girls
    ex-slaves
    Irish immigrants
    men and young boys
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  • Q12
    What was a major effect of the invention of the STEAM BOAT?
    travel and trade became must faster
    the cost of shipping goods increased
    travel time increased
    the importation of slaves increased
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  • Q13
    The purpose of the Transcontinental Railroad was --
    transport slaves across the country
    to connect the East and West coasts of the US
    eliminate the need to build roads
    Remove Native Americans from their land
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  • Q14
    What type of work did people in the Midwest do?
    farms to produce food
    factories
    plantations
    fishing/whaling
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  • Q15
    Overcrowding, spread of diseases, and discrimination against immigrants were the result of --
    the War of 1812
    the cotton gin
    the railroads
    urbanization
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