• 1. 
    Where was Eli Whitney born?

  • Georgia
  • Philadelphia
  • London
  • Massachusetts
  • 2. 
    What invention is Eli Whitney most famous for?

  • Cotton gin
  • Telephone
  • Telegraph
  • Sewing machine
  • 3. 
    After graduating from Yale, Eli Whitney traveled to what state with plans to work as a tutor?

  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Georgia
  • 4. 
    What was the name of the plantation where Eli Whitney stayed with Mrs. Greene?

  • Mulberry Grove
  • Magnolia Plantation
  • Oak Alley
  • Monticello
  • 5. 
    Why had many plantation owners in the South stopped growing cotton?

  • All of the above
  • Because it was illegal to grow cotton in the South
  • Because nobody wanted to buy cotton
  • Because it was expensive to clean
  • 6. 
    Which of the following best describes the function of a cotton gin?

  • It turned cotton into a soft fabric
  • It converted cotton into a drink called gin
  • It picked cotton from the fields
  • It cleaned the seeds from the cotton
  • 7. 
    True or False: Eli Whitney became rich and purchased his own plantation from the money he made from his cotton gin patents.

  • TRUE
  • 8. 
    What was the result of the invention of the cotton gin?

  • Slaves became more important and valuable to Southern plantation owners
  • More slaves were needed in the South to help pick cotton
  • Southern farmers made a lot of money growing cotton
  • All of the above
  • 9. 
    Eli Whitney used the idea of interchangeable parts to mass produce what product?

  • Musical instruments
  • Light bulbs
  • Automobiles
  • Muskets
  • 10. 
    What does the word 'gin' in 'cotton gin' stand for?

  • Margin
  • Begin
  • Origin
  • Engine
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