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Important Inventions And Inventors.[print questions]

What is an inventor?
a) A person who is the first to think of or make something
b) A scientist
c) A person who creates something
d) An artisan

Who invented the cotton gin?
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Eli Whitney
c) Benjamin Banneker
d) Cyrus McCormick

What resulted from the invention of the cotton gin?
a) An increase in arms production.
b) A decrease in cotton production.
c) An increase in cotton production and need for slaves.
d) A decrease in raw materials.

What invention helped to increase the production of the American farmer?
a) Steamboat
b) Steam engine
c) Mechanical reaper
d) Glass

Which entrepreneur worked to bring the reaper to market?
a) Cyrus McCormick
b) Clara Barton
c) Robert Fulton
d) Eli Whitney

Which African American worked to bring the reaper to market?
a) Crispus Attucks
b) Harriet Tubman
c) Benjamin Banneker
d) Jo Anderson

What invention did Robert Fulton help to improve?
a) Cotton gin
b) Steamboat
c) Reaper
d) Electric car

What invention helped to provide faster river transportation?
a) Cotton gin
b) Sail boat
c) Steam boat
d) Kayak

What did the steamboat help do?
a) Connect the Rocky Mountains to Canada.
b) Connect the Southern plantations to the Northern factories
c) Connect the Northern plantations to Europe
d) Connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

What invention helped provide faster land transportation?
a) Steam boat
b) Mechanical reaper
c) Cotton gin
d) Steam engine

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