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Study Guide Answers

1.     In the 1700s and 1800s, life was centered around the _____________________ ; people were self-sufficient.
     farm
2.     _______________________ were built by family members, and the furniture and accessories that went in them were made by family members or local craftsmen.
     Houses
3.     _____________________ was made of ash and animal fats, which were heated in a kettle.
     Soap
4.     Bread was baked in large ovens made of _____________________________ .
     stone
5.     Women used salt to preserve shredded ____________________ , which became sauerkraut.
     cabbage
6.     Name two uses for apples that were described in the program.
     apple cider and dried apples
7.     What were the two fibers that were most commonly used for clothes and blankets?
     wool and flax
8.     ________________________ was probably the most popular social activity among women.
     Quilting
9.     __________________________ was used to make shingles, planking, and wheel spokes.
     Wood
10.     ______________________ tended to horses' feet, replaced thrown shoes, and made new shoes in a forge.
     Horseshoers or farriers
11.     When making ceramics, potters used _____________________ from a nearby river as clay.
     mud
12.     __________________________ were stewed into medicinal teas and potions.
     Herbs
13.     _______________ _______________ , which was extracted from wood, was used as a cough remedy, as an ointment, and as an antiseptic.
     Pine tar
14.     If home remedies did not work, a(n) __________________ __________________ would try to cure the sick through prayers, incantations, and gestures.
     faith healer
15.     Would you have enjoyed living before the Industrial Revolution? Why or why not?
     discussion
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