London Labour and the London Poor Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Volume 1: Of the London Street-folk

1. Where did the street people of London in the 1800s conduct their trade?
(a) In booths in the market.
(b) Only in the city park.
(c) On the streets and sidewalks.
(d) In their stores.

2. How were vendors categorized by Mayhew?
(a) By the class in which they were born.
(b) By their place of business.
(c) By how much money they made.
(d) Type of merchandise sold.

3. What percentage of people earning their living on the streets were vendors?
(a) Eighty-five percent.
(b) Seventy-five percent.
(c) Fifty percent.
(d) Sixty percent.

4. What did Mayhew say all blind musicians had in common?
(a) They were all religious.
(b) They were all poor musicians.
(c) They were all blind at birth.
(d) They were all the best musicians.

5. From what ailment did Mayhew say all skilled laborers suffered?
(a) Arthritis.
(b) Chronic depression.
(c) Black lung disease.
(d) Rickets.

6. What did costermongers hope to do by dark everyday?`
(a) Win big at gambling.
(b) They had no daily goals.
(c) Sell enough merchandise to feed their family every night.
(d) Steal and fence enough goods for whiskey.

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