Industrial Revolution - Women

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Industrial Revolution - Women.

1. In what city in Massachusetts did a large number of women first begin to work in the mills?
a. Boston
b. Springfield
c. Cambridge
d. Lowell
e. New Bedford

2. What was the background of most of the mill girls?
a. Farmers' daughters
b. Orphans from England
c. Older women who never married
d. Mine workers
e. Rich city girls

3. Why did factory owners like to hire women?
a. Because they worked harder than men
b. Because they were strong
c. Because they could pay them less than men
d. To help women enter the workforce
e. To meet government regulations

4. True or False: Most of the supervisors in the factories were also women.

5. What did the women of Lowell Mills do in 1836 when the company raised their rent?
a. They paid the higher rent
b. They destroyed the factory
c. They took other jobs
d. They started their own factory
e. They went on strike

6. What movement started when women began to work outside the home?
a. Women's Rights Movement
b. Disability Movement
c. Child Labor Movement
d. Minimum Wage Movement
e. None of the above

7. Who recruited thousands of women to become nurses during the Civil War?
a. Susan B. Anthony
b. Elizabeth Stanton
c. Dorothea Dix
d. Mary Todd Lincoln
e. Alice Johnson

8. Around how much a week did a woman working at a mill make in the mid-1800s?
a. $3
b. $15
c. $50
d. $100
e. $200

9. What amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote in 1920?
a. 2nd
b. 5th
c. 13th
d. 14th
e. 19th

10. True or False: Women were paid less because their wages were looked at as extra money.

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