What is a Sweatshop? - Definition, Conditions & Facts


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Which statement below best describes a sweatshop?

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1. Why are sweatshops in existence?

2. To what did 'the sweater' in the history of sweatshops refer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A sweatshop is usually a small manufacturing establishment employing workers under unfair and unsanitary working conditions. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the history, conditions, and economics of sweatshops.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Characteristics of sweatshop
  • Significance of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
  • Origins of the sweatshop

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the sweater and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sweatshop conditions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of sweatshops

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Sweatshop? - Definition, Conditions & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the economic impetus for sweatshops
  • Know the dangers of sweatshops
  • Identify examples of sweat shops
  • Explain the economic model that drives sweatshops
  • Identify the products that are typically made in sweatshops