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Question 1: Mill constructed in ________, increased in size.
Georgia (U.S. state)South CarolinaNorth CarolinaNew Jersey

Question 2: Examples of this type would be the Welkin Ring Mill (Ark Mill) ________, and the Kearsley Mill, Kearsley.

Question 3: Poor conditions in cotton mills became the subject of exposes and the ________ were written to regulate them.
Statutory Instrument (UK)Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974Factories Act 1961Factory Acts

Question 4: ________ were of the wagon type; chimneys were square or rectangular, attached to the mill, and in some cases part of the stair column.
CoalFurnaceBoilerBoiler (steam generator)

Question 5: The cotton mill was originally a ________ phenomenon that then was copied in New England and later in the southern states of America.
North West EnglandPrestonLancashireGreater Manchester

Question 6: An engine, 'of old construction' - evidently a 'common' (or Newcomen) engine - was used at ________ in 1783 to raise water from one artificial storage pond to a another so it could drive a water wheel and thus the mill.
Cotton millShudehill MillPlatt BrothersFine Spinners and Doublers

Question 7: New England mills found it increasingly difficult to compete, and as in Lancashire, went into gradual decline until finally bankrupted during the ________.
Federal Reserve SystemGreat DepressionUnited StatesRepublican Party (United States)

Question 8: The requirement for water helped stimulate the construction of the ________ system, and the need for power the development of steam engines.
InfrastructureLock (water transport)CanalLevee

Question 9: For Example, In ________, there were 931 children (out of 3562) between 5 and thirteen working in cotton mills.
HayfieldGlossopBuxtonNew Mills

Question 10: Robert Owen, the millowner, ________ never employed children under the age of ten, and opposed physical punishment in schools and Factories, he lobbied for parliamentary action.
Bath, SomersetBlaenavonGreenwichNew Lanark


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