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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the fire eater have to do once to win five shillings on a bet?
(a) Jump into the Thames River while on fire.
(b) Kill a cobra with his teeth.
(c) Walk on a tightrope forty feet off the ground while eating fire.
(d) Kill 20 rats in a cage with his teeth.

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

3. To what may the discrepancy between the police estimate and Bishop Ryan's estimate be attributed?
(a) Hemyng has no idea as to why there is such a discrepancy.
(b) A difference in how each defines prostitution.
(c) Bishop Ryan would exaggerate in order to rile up the good Christian people.
(d) The police would downplay it in order to not have to arrest so many women.

4. In whom does Mayhew say this moral defect is present?
(a) Vagrants, vagabonds and criminals.
(b) He does not specify.
(c) Those not raised in a good home.
(d) Mentally slow individuals.

5. How many paupers, prisoners and lunatics does he cite?
(a) 1500.
(b) He has no idea.
(c) 15,000
(d) 200,000.

6. What did Mayhew call the fact that many would rather starve than accept charity?
(a) Admirable.
(b) Stubborn.
(c) Ignorant.
(d) Stupid.

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

8. What group did the magician join to get away from home?
(a) The P.T. Barnum European Circus.
(b) The Circ Ole.
(c) The Greenwich Fair.
(d) The Londondarry Circus.

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

10. How long did he and his wife have to save to buy the camera?
(a) Ten years.
(b) Two months.
(c) Five years.
(d) A year or two.

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

12. On the average, how many tracts did each person accept when they were being handed out?
(a) None.
(b) 3.
(c) 1 or 2.
(d) 5.

13. What is a "Patent American Air Preserver"?
(a) A bogus product the photographer sold.
(b) A way of keeping insects off your person.
(c) An instrument that measures the amount of pollution in the air.
(d) A Patent that the photographer applied for in the patent office.

14. Where was the fire eater educated?
(a) In three years of the public schools.
(b) In private schools.
(c) He has no education to speak of and cannot read or write.
(d) On the streets.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Hemyng say about the French woman?

2. How did Mayhew term the young men between 12 and 20 years old who had no job and loitered in the streets?

3. What areas have the most prostitution?

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

5. What were buskers?

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