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Bicycles...getting a handle on technology

Bicycles: getting a handle on technology

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1. When did the bicycle boom begin? (story, page 1)
early 1800's
late 1800's
early 1900's
late 1900's
2. Which of the following was NOT a major influence on the evolution of the bicycle? (story, page 1)
speed
safety
comfort
style

3. What material were the first bicycles made from? (story, page 2)
iron
aluminum
wood
steel
4. What kind of wheeled vehicle was the automobile first made from? (story, page 2)
tandem
quadruplet
bicycle
tricycle

5. What factories had the equipment and skills to build bicycles in the late 1800's? (story, page 3)
wind mill factories
steel factories
sewing machine factories
wagon factories
6. What prompted the social revolution in the 1890's? (story, page 5)
bicycles were reasonably priced for most people
young people were able to travel beyond their neighborhoods
difficult to distinguish upper and middle class when wearing bicycle uniforms
all of the above

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