• 1. 
    How young did some children begin to work during the Industrial Revolution?

  • Four years old
  • Nine years old
  • Twelve years old
  • Sixteen years old
  • 2. 
    Government regulations during the Industrial Revolution protected children in what ways?

  • Limiting the types of jobs they could do
  • Putting an age limit on when they could work
  • Limiting hours
  • There were no regulations
  • 3. 
    True or False: Children who worked were kept safe and away from dangerous machinery.

  • TRUE
  • 4. 
    What law was passed in 1938 to help protect workers and prevent child labor?

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Disability Act
  • Social Security Act
  • 5. 
    Did children make a lot of money for their work?

  • Yes, they were paid like adults
  • No, they were paid little
  • 6. 
    Which of the following was a typical job worked by children?

  • Selling newspapers
  • Chimney sweeps
  • Breaking up coal
  • All of the above
  • 7. 
    True or False: Child labor was fairly common during the Industrial Revolution.

  • TRUE
  • 8. 
    What was the main reason that businesses liked to hire children?

  • They were educated
  • They were strong
  • They worked for low wages
  • They worked fast
  • 9. 
    What happened to many girls who worked in matchstick factories?

  • They got lung cancer
  • They grew extremely tall
  • They lost their hair
  • They lost their teeth
  • 10. 
    True or False: Over 50% of workers in some British factories were under the age of 14 in the early 1800s.

  • TRUE
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