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Lynn Hunt, The Making of the West Chapter 17 1. The first successful steam-powered passenger railway in the history of the world opened in 1830 and connected A. London and Manchester. B. Manchester and Liverpool. C. London and Edinburgh. D. Liverpool and Edinburgh. 2. In 1835, only five years after becoming an independent nation, what country opened the first continental railway built with public money raised by bonds? A. Denmark B. Norway C. Portugal D. Belgium 3. Many European countries began to close the industrial gap with Great Britain from 1800 to 1840, A. and these countries were generally able to close that gap by 1850 on their own initiative. B. but even by 1850, continental Europe was almost twenty years behind British industrialization. C. and through economic cooperation and sharing of technical exports, continental countries caught up with Britain's industrial production. D. but by 1850, they had failed to catch up to Great Britain because Britain had capitalized on its early industrialization and pulled even further ahead. 4. Following the Peterloo massacre, the British government passed the Six Acts, which A. sanctioned the seizure of all ships doing business with Napoleon's Continental System. B. lifted all remaining restrictions on Catholics' freedom to hold public office. C. put an official end to the enclosure movement. D. forbade all large political meetings and restricted press freedom. 5. After touring Manchester, England, in the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville concluded that A. conditions of factory workers were much better than previous observers had reported. B. the rapid development of industry was spreading wealth throughout society. C. industrialization produced both great misery and great wealth at the same time. D. most workers were secretly engaged in trade union activity or even socialism. 6. Which one of the following statements about the Industrial Revolution is false ? A. By the 1840s, a full 35 percent of the British labor force was employed in factories. B. By 1850, the German states had nearly twice as many miles of railroad as the French. C. During the 1840s, German coal and iron output were 6 or 7 percent of the British output.
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D. In the 1840s, factories in England employed a mere 5 percent of workers. 7. The Factory Act of 1833 in Great Britain A. outlawed the employment of children under nine years of age in most textile mills and limited the number of days and hours older children could work. B. made it illegal for all children under thirteen years of age to work rather than go to school. C. outlawed the employment of children under thirteen years of age and limited the
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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