World History
Industrial Revolution Test
1. The Industrial Revolution began in
a. France
b. England
c. Manchester
d. Liverpool
2. Small farmers were forced to move from their farms and work in industry due to the
a. Agricultural Acts
b. Farm Acts
c. Enclosure Acts
d. Corn Acts
3. Which of the choices below was one of the most important aspects of entering into the Industrial
a. a vigorous agricultural system
b. a willing workforce
c. a huge supply of raw materials
d. a large merchant marine
4. What country had the world’s largest fleet of merchant marines?
a. France
b. United States
c. England
d. Scotland
Match the invention with the correct inventor
A. Flying Shuttle
D. Spinning Mule
B. Spinning Jenny
E. Power Loom
C. Water Frame
5. Richard Arkwright
6. John Kay
7. Edward Cartwright
8. Samuel Crompton
9. James Hargreaves
10. Due to the need to speed up the weaving process the
a. power loom was improved to the cotton gin
b. spinning machine was improved to the power loom
c. flying shuttle was improved to the spinning jenny
d. the spinning jenny was improved to the water frame
11. What was a water-powered device that automatically and quickly wove thread into cloth?
a. power loom
b. spinning mule
c. spinning jenny
d. water frame
12. What was a hand-operated machine which increased the speed of weaving?
a. water frame
b. flying shuttle
c. spinning jenny
d. spinning mule
13. What combined the spinning jenny and the water frame into a single device, increasing the
production of fine thread?
a. power loom
b. spinning mule
c. spinning jenny
d. water frame
14. Who was the first to smelted iron by using water-powered air pumps to create steam blasts?
a. Henry Cort
b. Abraham Darby
c. John Smeaton
d. Eli Whitney
15. Who developed the puddling process which purified and strengthened molten iron
a. Henry Cort
b. Abraham Darby
c. John Smeaton
d. Eli Whitney
16. Thomas Telford and John McAdam are associated with
a. the diesel engine
b. the gasoline engine
c. the locomotive
d. macadamized roads
Match the inventor with the invention
A. Vladimir Zworykin
B. Lee deForest
D. Cyrus Field
E. Samuel Morse
C. Guglielmo Marconi
17. wireless telegraph
18. radio tube
19. television
20. Atlantic cable
21. telegraph
Match the inventor with the invention
A. Jethro Tull
D. Justin von Liebig
22. fertilizers
23. crop rotation
24. cotton gin
25. seed drill
26. stock breeding
B. Lord Townshend
E. Eli Whitney
C. Robert Blakewell
27. All of the following were political changes due to the Industrial Revolution except
a. Decline of landed aristocracy
b. Rise of business people
c. Development and growth of cities
d. Growth and expansion of democracy
28. Social changes included all except
a. Increase in leisure time
b. Population increases
c. Nationalism and imperialism stimulated
d. Science and research stimulated
29. Which of the following was an American inventor?
a. James Hargreaves
b. Robert Blakewell
c. Elias Howe
d. Richard Arkwright
30. Political changes during the Industrial Revolution included all of the following except
a. Established minimum wage
b. Standards for working conditions
c. Rural to urban migration
d. Forms of social security
31. What was not a problem faced with social change during the Industrial Revolution?
a. minimum wage established
b. monotony of assembly line
c. loss of craftsmanship in manufactured goods
d. war became more deadly due to improved weapons
32. Some of the social changes that happened during the Industrial revolution were labor saving devices
which included all of the following except
a. refrigerators
b. washing machines
c. talkies
d. vacuum cleaners
33. Legal protection for workers during the Industrial Revolution included all except
a. legal protection for women
b. end of child labor
c. minimum wage
d. company towns for workers to live in
Which of the following was a
34. Individual bargaining
35. Collective bargaining
36. Pickets
37. Lockouts
A. weapon by the unions
B. a weapon used by employers
38. Strikes
39. Union labels
40. Yellow-dog contracts
41. Right-to-Work-Laws
42. Boycotts
43. Open Shops
44. Injunctions
45. Feather-bedding
46. Which union’s intent was to overthrow capitalism?
a. International Workers of the World
b. American Federation of labor
c. Congress of Industrial Organizations
d. Knights of Labor
47. Which president fired air traffic controllers when they went on strike?
a. Ronald Reagan
b. Bill Clinton
c. Richard Nixon
d. George Bush
48. What was a unsanitary building with multiple dwellings?
a. company town
b. union shop
c. tenement
d. closed shop
49. What invention during the Industrial Revolution brought the work to the worker?
a. unions
b. interchangeable parts
c. the assembly line
d. mill towns
50. What is put in place to limit foreign competition within an industrialized nation and its colonies?
a. protective tariffs
b. free trade
c. interchangeable parts
d. mechanical reapers

World History Industrial Revolution Test 1. The Industrial Revolution