Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Volume 1: Of the London Street-folk
1. What are the six categories the author separated the London street people into and how did these street people generally earn their living?
2. What types of generalizations did Mayhew make about the London street people and how did this reflect Victorian thinking on industrialization?
3. What were the largest group of London street people and what did they do for a living?
4. What modern institutions did Costermongers fill in the 1800's London and what are some of the merchandise they sold? What did the more...
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