Industrial Revolution - Transportation

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Industrial Revolution - Transportation.

1. What was a typical form of transportation before the Industrial Revolution?
a. Steamboat
b. Railroad
c. Animal
d. Automobile
e. Airplane

2. What canal connected the Great Lakes to the Hudson River?
a. Erie canal
b. Grand Canal
c. Great Canal
d. Panama Canal
e. Suez Canal

3. What invention helped boats to travel much faster upstream against the current of a river?
a. Cotton gin
b. Spinning mule
c. Telegraph
d. Assembly line
e. Steam engine

4. How long did it take to travel across the United States prior to the Industrial Revolution?
a. 10 hours
b. 1 to 2 days
c. A week
d. 14 days
e. Months

5. What new mode of transportation allowed people to travel across the country in a much shorter amount of time?
a. Telegraph
b. Elevator
c. Railroad
d. Cotton gin
e. Nuclear power

6. True or False: Canals were used to connect rivers, lakes, and oceans using manmade waterways.

7. Who built the first commercially successful steamboat?
a. Eli Whitney
b. Robert Fulton
c. Thomas Edison
d. John D. Rockefeller
e. Elisha Otis

8. What railroad connected the east coast and west coast of the United States?
a. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
b. Stockton and Darlington Railroad
c. San Francisco and Boston Railroad
d. First Transcontinental Railroad
e. Overland Express

9. What form of transportation did the macadam process improve?
a. Railroads
b. Steamboats
c. Roads
d. Canals
e. Airplanes

10. True or False: Transportation became slower and more difficult as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

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