Industrial Society: Definition & Characteristics


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A society that relies on advances in science and technology to drive its economy is known as what?

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1. In general, the objective of industrial manufacturing is to streamline what?

2. With the introduction of the steam engine and other large-scale operations, Western countries experienced an era known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combo quiz and worksheet will test students on the definition of an industrial society, its objectives, the history of the innovations that have led to its continued expansion, and the principal industries in which it occurred.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of an industrial society
  • Industrial manufacturing streamline objective
  • Steam engine and other large scale operations influence in Western countries
  • Emerging industrial societies

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the manufacturing process to connect to the concept of an industrial society
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding industrialization, the practices and innovations that drove it, and the industries most affected by it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the evolution of industrial societies in Western cultures

Additional Learning

To learn more about industrial societies, review the accompanying lesson on Industrial Society: Definition and Characteristics. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The definition of an industrial society
  • The evolution and history of industrial societies
  • Characteristics of an industrial society
  • Pros and cons of industrial societies