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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Hemyng say about the French woman?
(a) She sold herself to support her and her husband with his knowledge.
(b) She was scarred forever by the disease of syphillis.
(c) She was raped and murdered by a client.
(d) She lost her husband and children when he learned of her work.

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

3. What were fences in the section by John Binny?
(a) How the government separated the criminal sections of town from other areas.
(b) The way the rich did not have to think about the poor.
(c) Receivers of stolen goods.
(d) A way to keep your business from your neighbor's eyes.

4. Who does Mayhew say are well paid compared to others profiled in the book?
(a) Cab Drivers.
(b) Scalawaggers.
(c) Drivers of horse-drawn omnibuses.
(d) Puppeteers.

5. When did the one homeless shelter open?
(a) From 7 to 8 pm nightly during the winter.
(b) When temperatures dropped below freezing.
(c) Every night of the year.
(d) During the summer months only.

6. What does Mayhew say is difficult or impossible?
(a) To catalogue all the various ways to turn criminal.
(b) To write a book that is fair to those who are morally defective.
(c) To catalogue all the various ways to earn a living.
(d) To write a book that fails to cover the morally deficient.

7. To what does Nemyng attribute the spread of vice in Europe?
(a) The establishment of so many splinter groups from the Catholic church.
(b) The French Revolution.
(c) The advent of new social mores among the young.
(d) He has no idea what is the cause.

8. Why did the puppeteer leave his former job to become a puppeteer?
(a) He love puppets.
(b) There was a great deal more money to be made.
(c) He injured himself and was fired.
(d) He wanted more freedom.

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

10. How did Mayhew term the young men between 12 and 20 years old who had no job and loitered in the streets?
(a) Budding criminals.
(b) Rats.
(c) Lazy varmits.
(d) Unlucky stiffs.

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

12. What were buskers?
(a) People who hawk wares.
(b) People who are insane but harmless.
(c) Street performers.
(d) People who are only temporarily homeless and perfectly sane.

13. Where does the puppeteer perform his Punch and Judy show?
(a) Mostly along the boardwalk that runs along the Thames River.
(b) In an auditorium or theater.
(c) In the streets, at private parties, and at birthday parties for the children of noblemen.
(d) On the particular street corner that he rents and pays taxes to the city.

14. How much did the fire eater earn?
(a) 10 shillings a night.
(b) 4-6 shillings per night.
(c) 1 shilling a night.
(d) 1 pound a night.

15. According to the author, how did the gypsy women make money?
(a) Fortune telling.
(b) Tattooing.
(c) Prostitution.
(d) Taking in wash.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the photographic man do before this job?

2. What were 381 missionaries paid for in 1861?

3. What did the magician earn at the time of Mayhew's interview with him?

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

5. What must someone who is physically or mentally unable to work do?

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