Eli Whitney Trivia Quiz: An American Inventor

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Eli Whitney was an American inventor who invented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the cotton industry and contributed to the growth of the economy in the early 19th century.

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What is Eli Whitney Jr. known for inventing?

  • Interchangeable parts

  • The light bulb

  • The telephone

  • The automobile

What did Whitney turn his attention to after losing much of his profits in legal battles over patent infringement for the cotton gin?

  • Advocating for abolitionism

  • Developing new agricultural technology

  • Securing government contracts for musket production

  • Becoming a politician

What impact did the adoption of interchangeable parts have on the manufacturing industry in the North?

  • It had no impact

  • It made manufacturing more expensive

  • It led to the decline of manufacturing

  • It revolutionized manufacturing

What did Whitney believe would be the impact of his invention on slavery?

  • It would increase the demand for enslaved labor

  • It would reduce the demand for enslaved labor

  • It would have no impact on slavery

  • It would lead to the abolition of slavery

How many children did Eli Whitney Jr. have?

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

When was Eli Whitney Jr. born?

  • January 8, 1825

  • December 8, 1765

  • July 4, 1776

  • September 17, 1787

What impact did Whitney's cotton gin have on the economy of the Antebellum South?

  • It reduced the demand for enslaved labor

  • It increased the demand for enslaved labor

  • It had no impact on the demand for enslaved labor

  • It led to the abolition of slavery

What impact did the adoption of interchangeable parts have on the U.S. victory in the Civil War?

  • It had no impact

  • It made the war longer

  • It contributed greatly to the U.S. victory

  • It contributed to the U.S. defeat

What did Eli Whitney Jr. die from?

  • Pneumonia

  • Tuberculosis

  • Heart attack

  • Stroke

What other invention did Eli Whitney Jr. advocate for besides the cotton gin?

  • The light bulb

  • The telephone

  • The steam engine

  • Interchangeable parts

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