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1. How young did some children begin to work during the Industrial Revolution?
a. Four years old
b. Nine years old
c. Twelve years old
d. Sixteen years old
e. It was illegal for children to work during this time
2. Government regulations during the Industrial Revolution protected children in what ways?
a. Putting an age limit on when they could work
b. Limiting hours
c. Limiting the types of jobs they could do
d. Providing free health care
e. There were no regulations
3. True or False: Children who worked were kept safe and away from dangerous machinery.
4. What law was passed in 1938 to help protect workers and prevent child labor?
a. Social Security Act
b. Disability Act
c. Civil Rights Act
d. Fair Labor Standards Act
e. There were no laws passed to protect workers
5. Did children make a lot of money for their work?
a. Yes, they were paid like adults
b. No, they were paid little
6. Which of the following was a typical job worked by children?
a. Breaking up coal
b. Chimney sweeps
c. Selling newspapers
d. Working on machines
e. All of the above
7. True or False: Child labor was fairly common during the Industrial Revolution.
8. What was the main reason that businesses liked to hire children?
a. They were strong
b. They were educated
c. They worked fast
d. They worked for low wages
e. All of the above
9. What happened to many girls who worked in matchstick factories?
a. They lost their hair
b. They grew extremely tall
c. They lost their teeth
d. They got lung cancer
e. They became blind
10. True or False: Over 50% of workers in some British factories were under the age of 14 in the early 1800s.
About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Child Labor page at /history/us_1800s/child_labor_industrial_revolution.php.
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