The First Industrial Revolution: Causes, Inventions & Effects


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Where did the Industrial Revolution begin?

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1. Cheap cloth from which country spurred the first inventions of the Industrial Revolution?

2. Which of the following did not factor in the First Industrial Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of the First Industrial Revolution with these study materials. You will be quizzed on numerous topics, including the new inventions of the period.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on the following:

  • Where the Industrial Revolution began
  • How cheap cloth fueled inventions and where this took place
  • The different inventions created
  • The author who encapsulated this period in his works
  • Which geographic areas benefited the most during this period and became the richest

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess you knowledge on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you can pull out the most important information from the lesson on the First Industrial Revolution
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of this time period to discuss the new inventions and their importance in more detail
  • Knowledge application - apply what you have learned to discuss and answer questions about specific changes during the First Industrial Revolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the lesson The First Industrial Revolution: Causes, Inventions & Effects. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Discuss the causes of the First Industrial Revolution and the changes it brought
  • Examine the importance of the inventions created during this time
  • Explore the effects these changes had on society
  • Analyze the different effects of the First Industrial Revolution geographically