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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is another thing the London City Mission did?
(a) Watched that people were not taxed unfairly.
(b) Told the police when there was crime in an area.
(c) Helped pregnant, unwed women.
(d) Encouraged residents to attend church.

2. What puppeteer did Mayhew interview?
(a) A friend who went to school with him when he was a boy.
(b) His own cousin.
(c) His own brother.
(d) A former gentleman's footman.

3. What did 307 poor people do for the first time?
(a) Attended church.
(b) Talked to a Priest.
(c) Learned to read.
(d) Found a job.

4. For whom did the street clown work for before becoming a clown?
(a) The dockmaster.
(b) The constable as a watchboy.
(c) A gang of crossing sweeps.
(d) His father's employer.

5. What did some people who was physically and mentally able to work do?
(a) Take care of others but not themselves.
(b) No work.
(c) Answer to a higher calling.
(d) Give to those less fortunate.

6. What did Hemyng define as prostitution?
(a) Only if a woman accepting money for sex.
(b) Only if a man pays for sex.
(c) Only when two people who do not know each other have sex.
(d) A woman having sex with anyone except her husband.

7. Why did the clown stay a clown if he did not like doing so?
(a) He couldn't get other work.
(b) His father wanted him to do it.
(c) It was better pay.
(d) He was involuntarily apprenticed to a clown and he could not break the contract.

8. What group does Mayhew include among street folk that seems out of place?
(a) Drivers of horse-drawn omnibuses.
(b) Physicians.
(c) Bakers.
(d) Dentists.

9. What does Mayhew say separates animals from plants?
(a) The force of breath.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Mobility.
(d) The necessity of finding food.

10. How many visits per day did each missionary make on average?
(a) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 8.
(d) 12.

11. What were most common in Whitechapel, Shadwell, Spitalfields?
(a) Good Christian men and women working against prostitution and pornography.
(b) Efficient police keeping prostitution at bay.
(c) Large tent meetings.
(d) Brothels.

12. Where was the convicted thief who was interviewed born?
(a) A gypsy camp.
(b) Paris.
(c) Belgium.
(d) Sussex.

13. What were 381 missionaries paid for in 1861?
(a) Distributing 30 million Bibles.
(b) Converted 1.8 million to Christianity.
(c) 1.8 million home visits.
(d) Distributing literature about birth control.

14. What did the father of the magician that Mayhew interviewed do for a living?
(a) He was a mayor of a small town.
(b) He was a constable.
(c) He was a policeman.
(d) He worked in the Customs Office.

15. What did the casual ward provide?
(a) A place to stay for a maximum of six months.
(b) Job search assistance.
(c) Guidance.
(d) Food and shelter for 24 hours only.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were fences in the section by John Binny?

2. In whom does Mayhew say this moral defect is present?

3. What did the author call a place where women have sex for drugs?

4. What did the clown hide from his neighbors?

5. What seemed to be part of the motivation for a street person to perform?

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