Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Shaping Ideas vol. 1
Capitolo
An age of revolutions
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The Industrial Revolution: economic change
A: The economic changes that transformed England into an industrialised nation took place at the end of the 17th century.
B: The population increased, agriculture was intensified and open fields were enclosed into smaller portions of land.
C: Economic activity was gradually diversified and the manufacture of cloth gained importance.
D: People stopped buying goods for the house, but began to purchase things for pleasure.
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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: During his reign the Great Reform Act was passed, extending the vote to almost all male members of the middle classes.
C: He suffered from porphyria, a hereditary condition that caused severe mental confusion.
D: He was known as the 'First Gentleman of Europe' for his exuberant and extravagant behaviour.
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The Industrial Revolution: technological innovation
During this time, technological innovations transformed and improved the ________; products became ________ and met the growing demand for goods.
The new industrial activity changed the ________ of the country: workers moved to the ________ and the North of England where there were a lot of ________ fields.
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The Industrial Revolution: technological innovation
Tick the words and phrases related to the innovations introduced with the Industrial Revolution.
A: Steam engine
B: Spinning jenny
C: James Watt
D: Loom
E: Aeroplanes
F: Plastic
G: Nanoparticles
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The Industrial Revolution: the workers' life
Industrial cities did not have basic public goods, such as a water supply, sanitation and street cleaning. Children were paid more and could move more easily to carry out repairs in mines. They were easier to control and were less obedient than adults. Industrial labourers' work was characterised by long working hours, about 65-70 a month.
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George III
George II's ________, George III, ascended the throne in ________.
The new duties imposed by the king caused fierce opposition in the American ________.
The English Parliament repealed some of the new taxes, but the one on imported ________ remained.
American ________ thought that they should only pay the taxes if they were represented in Parliament.
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The War of Independence
In ________ some rebels threw a cargo of British tea into the Boston harbour as a demonstration of their opposition against the taxes imposed by Britain.
The American ________ wanted independence from Britain.
Britain recognised the independence of its former colonies in America with the Treaty of Paris in ________.
The intellectuals Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine supported the ________.
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The Declaration of Independence
On 4th July 1776 in Philadelphia the Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas ________. The Declaration of Independence 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 approval of those they governed. The new ________ of the United States of America adopted a federal constitution in 1787 and George ________ became the first President in 1789.
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The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars
The spirit of intellectual ________ pervaded the works of the poets who became disillusioned when, during the 'Reign of Terror' a lot of ________ were committed.
France declared war on Britain and ________ in 1793.
Napoleon's ________ in Europe were balanced by Britain's supremacy at sea.
Napoleon, weakened by his disastrous invasion of ________, surrendered in 1814.
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Riots and reforms
A: Increases in the price of coal led to riots in British cities.
B: The army was used to suppress riots in 1811–1812.
C: The so-called 'Luddites' smashed the new machines which had taken their work away.
D: In Manchester, in 1819, a peaceful crowd was fired on by the factory employers.
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