The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment


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How did the cotton gin help revolutionize the textile industry?

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1. During the Industrial Revolution coal replaced wood as a major source of fuel. How does burning coal impact the environment?

2. Why did coal replace wood as a fuel source?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although the Industrial Revolution was responsible for significant improvements to the economy and population throughout the world, its impact on the environment was less positive. This quiz and worksheet combination seek to determine how much you comprehend about specific aspects of the Industrial Revolution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked questions pertaining to the following aspects of the Industrial Revolution in the quiz:

  • Environmental impact
  • Impact of coal burning on the environment
  • Textile industry during the revolution
  • Revolution that led up to the Industrial Revolution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will give you a chance to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding negative environmental effects brought on by this revolution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various impacts of the Industrial Revolution

Additional Learning

Further your knowledge about the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the environment by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment, which will go deeper into the following:

  • The impact of various revolutions
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Inventions including the cotton gin and steam engine
  • Impacts on the environment