Cotton
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The man who invented the cotton gin was...
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    Samuel Slater
    Michael Rodriguez
    Francis Weber
    Eli Whitney
  • Question 2
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    Q. The nickname given to cotton.
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    white gold
    Emperor Crop
    Carolina Cash
    King Cotton
  • Question 3
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    Q. The economy of the north was based on ___________.
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    manufacturing
    agriculture
    capitalism
    tourism
  • Question 4
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    Q. The economy of the south was based on _________.
    answer choices
    manufacturing
    agriculture
    tourism
    trade
  • Question 5
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    Q. The business (type of factory) that sparked the Industrial Revolution.
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    automobile
    textile
    welding
    gun manufacturing
  • Question 6
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    Q. This is the location of the first textile mills and where the Industrial Revolution was born.
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    England
    America
    France
    China
  • Question 7
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    Q. The name of the man who memorized the spinning jenny and smuggled it to America.
    answer choices
    Samuel Slater
    Benjamin Franklin
    Thomas Edison
    Sherlock Holmes
  • Question 8
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    Q. Because rice & indigo were dying out, what did many people think would happen to slavery?
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    Cotton had already become a major cash crop for SC and it was clear that slavery was more important than ever.
    Most people in the south began building and working in the factories, so slavery began to die out.
    Slavery immediately went up because gold was discovered in SC and the slaves were needed to dig for the gold.
    Many felt that slavery would die along with the decline of rice and indigo since there was no longer a cash crop in SC.
  • Question 9
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    Q. What law of supply & demand is being illustrated here.  
    When the Industrial Revolution began, more slaves were needed in the cotton fields growing the cotton that was needed, so there was an increase in the cost of slaves.
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    Supply low = Price high  
    Supply high = Price low
    Demand high = Price high
    Demand low = Price low
  • Question 10
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    Q. What law of supply & demand is being illustrated here.  
    Before the Industrial Revolution, all thread / string / yarn had to be made one strand at a time and it took many hours to make which made cotton clothing very expensive to buy.
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    Supply low = Price high  
    Supply high = Price low
    Demand high = Price high
    Demand low = Price low
  • Question 11
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    Q. What law of supply & demand is being illustrated here.  
    The invention of the spinning jenny, water frame and the cotton gin made it faster to process cotton into cloth which made cloth more affordable.
    answer choices
    Supply low = Price high  
    Supply high = Price low
    Demand high = Price high
    Demand low = Price low
  • Question 12
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    Q. Both the manufacturing system and the agricultural system relied on cheap labor and were fueled by _____.
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    The desire for the higher quality products 
    The desire for handmade items since they were more of better quality than machine made.
    Greed and the desire for profit from the planters and factory owners.
    The decrease of the slave population in America due to slavery being outlawed.
  • Question 13
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    Q. What was the major flaw with the short staple cotton that could be grown in most of the state?
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    Cotton plants are very sensitive to frost and die quickly if there is a sudden drop in temp.
    Cotton bolls have very sticky seeds which were difficult and time consuming to remove by hand.
    Cotton must be harvested within 2 days of the boll opening or it would rot.
    All answers
  • Question 14
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    Q. The cotton gin processes cotton more quickly, so why did the invention of the cotton gin increase the need for slaves even though it reduced the need for labor for seed removal?
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    It was an extremely complicated machine.  Therefore, more slaves were needed to operate and repair it.
     Now that more cotton could be processed quickly, more cotton needed to be grown and picked.
    Only the large plantations used the gin.  Smaller plantations still processed cotton by hand.
    The cotton gin only gathered the fiber and crushed the cotton seeds.  Slaves still physically picked through the fibers and pulled out the seeds.
  • Question 15
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    Q. How did cotton affect the Up Country?
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    It made the Up Country much weaker because cotton could only be grown along the coast.
    It increased the wealth, population, and influence of the Up Country because cotton could be grown anywhere.
    The Up Country grew because people were needed to trade the cotton with the Indians.
    It made the Up Country weaker because cotton was a difficult crop to harvest and ship.
  • Question 16
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    Q. What did cotton bring to the south and how did that affect them?
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    Slaves—Before cotton, slaves had only been used in the islands of the Caribbean.
    Disease—Cotton carried fleas which would bite any person near the plant and give them the plague.
    Wealth—Along with this wealth came much pride in the southern way of life which led to sectionalism.
    Mistrust—When the government forced SC to begin growing cotton, many southerners felt like the government should not be allowed to tell them how to run their state.
  • Question 17
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    Q. What was the cause of the growth of slavery to the west?
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    Cotton  depletes the soil of nutrients and there was little knowledge of fertilizers and crop rotation, so cotton farmers had to move west to find fresh soil.
    Most of the cotton was purchased by the Indians, so by moving west, there was less of a lag time between harvesting the cotton and selling it to the Indians.
    It was discovered that cotton grew best in the mountains because it prefers cold temperatures, so people moved west to claim land.
    All of the above
  • Question 18
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    Q. Many years after cotton first became our number one cash crop, a small insect migrated into America and threatened the cotton crops in South Carolina.  What was this insect called?
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    Praying mantis
    boll weevil
    striped earwig
    duscane moth
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. What did this insect do to destroy the cotton?
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    It ate the cotton fibers.
    it ate the outside of the boll which left the cotton unprotected.
    It discolored the cotton to a dark gray which made it much less valuable.
    It layed its eggs in the boll.
  • Question 20
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    Q. What University was key in eradicating this insect in South Carolina?
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    University of South Carolina
    College of Charleston
    Clemson
    Tulane University
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