Monday, November 7, 2011

MOD CIV - Industrial Revolution Written Exam

The following questions (some or all) may appear on Monday's written exam on the Industrial Revolution.  In each response, I encourage you to use specific examples from what you have learned:

1.  How did advances in agriculture contribute to the Industrial Revolution?
2.  In your opinion, what were the three most important scientific advances of the Industrial Revolution?  Explain the importance of each.
3.  Explain how the textile industry was transformed by the Industrial Revolution.
4.  What was life like living in a tenement?
5.  How did the Triangle Fire tragedy represent the worst of working conditions in the Industrial Revolution?
6.  Why did child labor become so common during the Industrial Revolution?
7.  Why did Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels write The Communist Manifesto?  What was their message?
8.  How did the ideas of Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith, and David Ricardo contribute to the Industrial Revolution?

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