The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies


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Which of the following statements about the state of industrial labor in the 18th century is TRUE?

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1. All of the following issues characterize the home life of England's industrial workers EXCEPT:

2. What strategies did the Luddites employ to rebel against the Industrial Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the working conditions and home life of industrial workers during the Industrial Revolution in England, as well as reactions and attempts at reform. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include who the Luddites were and what the Factory Act of 1833 did.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Regulation of industry and factory conditions in 18th century England
  • Home life of industrial workers
  • Who the Luddites were
  • Definition of socialism
  • Factory Act of 1833

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Industrial Revolution in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as socialism and Luddites
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding factory conditions in 18th century England

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period in history, review the related lesson called The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies

  • Discuss population shifts that occurred during the Industrial Revolution
  • Outline working conditions in factories at the time
  • Learn about child labor
  • Explore the home life of working class families
  • Discuss attempts at reform
  • Explore the effect of the Combination Acts on workers
  • Learn about the Luddites
  • Discuss socialism as a response to poor working conditions
  • Learn how the Factory Act of 1833 affected child labor