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What were key factors in Britain that helped the Industrial Revolution start there?

a) lots of money coming in from overseas colonies
b) skilled mechanics who could make new inventions
c) a stable government
d) all of these

a)
d) all of these
How did religious attitudes contribute to the Industrial Revolution in Britain?

a) churches became very wealthy because everyone wanted to give them money
b) people were kind and nice and didn't mind being bossed around
c) people believed in thrift and hard work
d) people were less concerned with material possessions
c) people believed in thrift and hard work

d) is close, but actually is the opposite, in a way, of the right answer. it only contributed by excluding some people from the investment game, letting risk-takers like bankers better opportunity.
What invention helped weavers weave faster?

a) spinning jenny
b) flying shuttle
c) waterframe
d) all of these
d) all of these
How did economic prosperity in Britain help increased production?

a) it made goods more affordable
b) it resulted in more capital
c) it made wages better
d) it convinced people to risk more capital in new ventures
a) it made goods more affordable
What single development which replaced the "putting-out" system revolutionized the textile industry?

a) the spinning jenny
b) the labor union
c) socialism
d) factories
d) factories
What was the single greatest revolution in transportation during the Ind. Rev?

a) steam boat
b) turnpike
c) steam locomotive
d) Ferrari
c) steam locomotive
Explain why technology couldn't cause the Industrial Revolution by itself.
If 1) people didn't need or want a new invention and 2) the money and capital wasn't there to fund the technology then it wouldn't matter how advanced the technology was.
How did the chain reaction work that led to more and more changes in Britain?
With growing demand, inventors produced machines that could make lots of goods at once. As the supply increased, prices fell. Lower prices made more people want to buy things, and the increased demand called for more and better inventions. And so on.
How did the invention of the steam locomotive change transportation?
Instead of relying on rivers for ships to transport, they could lay tracks wherever they wanted, so they could transport goods to more places and with faster routes. Also, locomotives developed technology so they could go faster and faster, cutting down travel time.
How did steam engines change shipping?

a) they made ships heavier and bulkier
b) ships were able to carry 10 to 20 times more cargo
c) ships could move much faster and cut down on travel time with steam power
d) all of these
d) all of these
Who was John Kay?
An inventor who made the flying shuttle.
Describe four factors that helped bring about the Ind. Rev. in Britain.
1. Tons of natural resources
2. Advances in technology
3. Great economic conditions
4. Stable government and people who believed in working hard