Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts


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Early industrial cities can be described as _____.

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1. Which of the following was NOT a contributing factor to a series of factory acts passed during the Industrial Revolution?

2. In what major way did the workers find the factory system different from farming?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the response to challenges of working with machines on such a large scale, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of urbanization and other effects of the Industrial Revolution. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how early industrialized cities can be described as well as knowing who was an English reformer for the English Poor Laws.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of early industrial cities
  • A reformer for the English Poor Laws
  • What the Coal Mines Act of 1842 accomplished
  • Why trade unions formed
  • How factory discipline was carried out

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why trade unions formed and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reform efforts
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Industrial Revolution lesson

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson called Urbanization and Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts to delve more deeply into this topic. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the Industrial Revolution was
  • Identify how it changed society at large
  • Describe the effects the revolution had on Europe
  • Explain the conditions for early workers in factories
  • Appreciate how the conditions approved