SAT Subject US History Practice Question 263: Answer and Explanation
64. All the following statements about the mill workers of Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s are true EXCEPT:
A. They were strictly supervised at all times.
B. They worked more than 70 hours in a normal week.
C. Most of them came from wealthy families.
D. They wrote and published their own magazine.
E. Nearly all of them were female.
Correct Answer: C
The mill workers in Lowell in the 1840s did publish a magazine, they were strictly supervised, they were almost all female, and they did work more than 70 hours a week. However, most of them were from poor families.