World History : Industrial Revolution

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Industrial Revolution

Which of the following is not an advantage that Britain had in the Industrial Revolution?

Possible Answers:

Britain's access to water travel, both rivers and oceans

Government support of businesses and technology

Britain's large academic population

Its access to natural resources from the colonies

Correct answer:

Britain's large academic population

Explanation:

While it is true that Britain had large academic societies surrounding their many universities, they did not have substantially larger academic groups than any other Western European nation. For example, the nation of Prussia overall was the most educated nation on the planet at this point in history due to their compulsory school system.

Example Question #2 : Industrial Revolution

Which of the following was a group of English textile workers who infamously protested the automation of their industry?

Possible Answers:

The Plebeians

The Luddites

None of these

The Patricians

The Amish

Correct answer:

The Luddites

Explanation:

The Luddites were the group of English workers known for their violent opposition to new machines that were removing jobs in their industry, so they would be the best choice. The Patricians were the ruling class of the Roman Republic, so that would not be a good choice here. The Plebeians were the citizen-commoners of the Roman Republic, so they too would not be the right answer to this question. The Amish -while opposed to technology in many ways- did not protest in England nor were they part of the textile industry there, so they would not be the best answer to this question.

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