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stevie123 | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 1, 2010 at 9:52 AM via web

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What are some questions and answers i could use on a quiz about the industrial revolution?

I am making a board game for my class and I need some questions and answers about the industrial revolution with some short facts. I need at least 5 questions with answers.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 1, 2010 at 9:56 AM (Answer #2)

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So this is for middle school?  I am going to go on the assumption that it is since that is what your profile says you are.

Here are a few questions that you might use.

When did the Industrial Revolution begin.  You could go as big or small of a time frame as you want.

Where did the Industrial Revolution begin.  You could ask for Great Britain in specific or England in general.

What invention was most important in helping the Industrial Revolution get going?  Answer is the steam engine.

When the Industrial Revolution was starting out, what did most factories produce?  Answer: textiles.

What forms of transportation were most important for the Industrial Revolution?  Answer: Railroads and steam ships.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM (Answer #3)

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Along the lines of the previous response, it would be essential for you to identify what you want your students to know.  If you clarify these points, the assessment questions for the boardgame almost write themselves.  Having said that, I think being able to identify specific inventions and who invented them would be important.  For example, Samuel Slater and the factory process or Samuel Morse with the telegraph.  Another question could be regarding where the Industrial Revolution first happened.  If your course of study extends to Industrialization in America, discussing Eli Whitney could net you a few questions, such as his notion of interchangeable parts and the cotton gin.  Finally, I think that it would work to include a question on urbanization as it was a product of industrialization.

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted January 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM (Answer #4)

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The Industrial Revolution brought about many changes in America.  There are several different approaches one could take.

1. What affect did the Industrial Revolution on communities?

People moved from rural areas to seek employment in areas that had the factories.  As a result cities developed.

2.  Over what period did the industrial revolution occur?

The industrial revolution occurred between the 18th century and the early l9th century.

3.  What types of jobs were available for women during the industrial revolution?

Women obtained jobs in domestic service, textile factories, and piece work shops.

4.   How did the advances in agriculture during the period effect food production?

Technology allowed for increased production of foods, an increased supply of food and raw materials, and changes in industrial organization.

5.  How were the laborers viewed during the Industrial Revolution?

Workers were considered to be replaceable and available.  They were often mistreated and had to work long hard hours for little pay. 

 

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geosc | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted March 17, 2010 at 3:16 AM (Answer #5)

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A good book on the industrial revolution: I like to emphasize the effect of the Industrial Revolution on society, on people's political and economic philosophies, on people's morals, on people's work days, on the structure of the family, and the like.

A good resource for this is John Osborne's The Silent Revolution.  It is a short, easy book about the impact of the Industrial Revolution in England.

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