Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
An age of revolutions
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
An age of revolutions
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George III
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. George II's ________, George III, ascended the throne in ________.
2. To reduce the public debt due to the Seven Years' War, the ________ introduced new duties on some products.
3. The new duties caused fierce opposition in the American ________.
4. The English Parliament repealed some of them, but the tax on imported ________ remained.
5. American ________ grew stronger and stronger: they began to think that they should only pay the taxes approved by their local governing assemblies.
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George III, George IV and William IV
A: He was irresponsible in political affairs and was not very open to social reforms.
B: He choose William Pitt the Younger as Prime Minister.
C: During his reign the Great Reform Act was passed, extending the vote to almost all male members of the middle classes.
D: He suffered from porphyria, a hereditary condition that caused severe mental confusion.
E: He was known as the 'First Gentleman of Europe' for his exuberant and extravagant behaviour.
Domande in serieDomande in serie
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The War of Independence
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. In ________ some rebels threw the British tea originally from India into the harbour, because they did not want to pay the ________ imposed by Britain without having any political power.
2. The American ________ wanted independence from Britain and the war to achieve it began in 1775.
3. In 1781 the American army led by ________ defeated the stronger and better trained British army at the Battle of ________.
4. Britain recognized the ________ of its former colonies with the Treaty of Versailles in ________.
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The Declaration of Independence
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. On 4th July 1776 in ________, the Congress, composed of the representatives from 13 of the colonies, signed the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas ________.
2. Not only did it state that the colonies were a new nation, but it also claimed that all men had a natural right to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of ________' and that governments could rule only if they had the ________ of those they governed.
3. The new ________ of the United States of America adopted a ________ constitution in 1787 and George ________ became the first President in 1789.
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William Pitt the Younger and the new United Kingdom
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

William Pitt the Younger
A: was asked to become Prime Minister, after George III's loss of America.
B: tried to simplify the financial system, reduce the national debt, and promote trade and finance.
C: opposed Adam Smith's principles of economic liberalism.
D: had to face an uprising organised by a group of Irish Catholics and Protestants, who aimed at forming their own republic.
E: allowed Welsh representatives to sit in Parliament in order to prevent other rebellions.
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The Industrial Revolution: economic change
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Economic changes that transformed the country from an agricultural to an industrialised nation took place in England at the end of the 17th century.
B: The population increased, agriculture was intensified, open fields were enclosed into smaller portions of land and animals were bred selectively producing more meat.
C: Economic activity was gradually diversified and the manufacture of woollen cloth gained importance.
D: Clothing marked the beginning of the Industrial Revolution because mass consumption of machine-made goods started, with cotton as the leading sector.
E: People stopped buying goods for the house, but began to purchase things for pleasure.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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The Industrial Revolution: technological innovation
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. During this time, technological innovations transformed and improved the productivity of ________; products became ________ and met the growing demand for goods.
2. The new industrial activity changed the ________ of the country: workers moved to the Midlands and the ________ where there were a lot of coalfields.
3. In 1712 Thomas Newcomen invented the ________ engine, which meant water could be pumped out of coal mines.
4. Around 1764, the Spinning ________ increased spinning efficiency.
5. In 1765 James ________ patented a steam engine that was more powerful and wasted less fuel.
6. In 1787 Edmund Cartwright's ________ linked cloth manufacture to water and steam power.
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The Industrial Revolution: the workers' life
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Industrial cities did not have basic public goods, such as a water supply, sanitation and street cleaning. Women and children were both paid more and the children could move more easily to carry out discoveries in mines. Industrial labour imposed old work patterns depending on mechanics and a rational division of labour. Industrial labourers' work was characterised by long working hours, about 65-70 a month. Food prices diminished, diet and health deteriorated and the result was an increase in the mortality rate.
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The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. In France, in 1789, the principles of social equality led to a revolution and the subsequent creation of a ________.
2. The spirit of intellectual ________ pervaded the works of the poets who were enthusiastic about the Revolution but became disillusioned when, during the 'Reign of Terror' a lot of ________ were committed.
3. France declared war on Britain and ________ in 1793: the French were weak at sea but unbeatable on land, mostly thanks to Napoleon Bonaparte.
4. Napoleon's ________ in Europe were balanced by Britain's supremacy at ________: Admiral Horatio Nelson died in battle while defeating the French and Spanish off Cape Trafalgar in 1805.
5. Napoleon, weakened by his disastrous invasion of ________, surrendered in 1814 and was finally ________ at the Battle of Waterloo.
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Riots and reforms
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The costs of the war against Napoleon were huge and on their return home, soldiers and sailors found that bad harvests, high taxation and industrial changes were causing misery.
B: Increases in the price of coal led to riots in the cities.
C: The so-called 'Luddites' smashed the new machines which had taken their work away.
D: This unrest frightened the authorities, so they tried to repress discontent allowing arrest without trial and taking away the freedom of expression.
E: The most serious incident was at St Peter's Fields in Manchester in 1819, where a peaceful crowd was fired on by the factory employers.
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