Social Class During the Second Industrial Revolution: Overview & Structure


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How did workers respond to unfair treatment by factory owners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

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1. Why did people's sense of time change during the second industrial revolution?

2. How did the Bessemer Process revolutionize heavy industry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and the corresponding printable worksheet will enable you to see how well you understand the social class stratification that occurred during the Second Industrial Revolution. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the Bessemer Process and workers' organizations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Employment of women during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • The beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • How the Bessemer Process affected heavy industry
  • Organizations that gave workers a voice

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the changes to heavy industry during the period
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about women in the workplace

Additional Learning

To learn more about the social class structure during the second part of the Industrial Revolution, review the accompanying lesson called Social Class During the Second Industrial Revolution: Overview & Structure. This history lesson should help you meet the following objectives:

  • Identify the main difference between the first and second industrial revolutions
  • Understand the impact of the Bessemer Process and the electric light
  • Understand the concept of social Darwinism
  • Recognize the social issues and working conditions present during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Identify the cause for the creation of unions