Luddites During the Industrial Revolution: Definition & Overview


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What started the protests by the Luddites?

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1. Why couldn't the British government capture Ned Ludd?

2. Who or what was Great Enoch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the history of Luddites, their main issues, and the eventual outcome of their protests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Main cause of the protests by the Luddites
  • Elusive Ned Ludd
  • Today's definition of Luddite
  • Identity of the Great Enoch
  • Results of Luddite protests

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the Luddites during the Industrial Revolution
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas such as the Great Enoch
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the outcome of their protests
  • Making connections - use your understanding of this era to examine factors that fueled the Luddites' protests

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Luddites During the Industrial Revolution: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the cause of the Luddite protests
  • Explain the origin of the term Luddite
  • Describe the response of the British government to the protests
  • Understand why the Luddite protests eventually ended
  • Explain how the term Luddite is used today