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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was Mike?
2. Who usually watched Jewish girls who peddled fruit?
3. What is one thing positive Mayhew says about crossing sweeps?
4. What did patterers deliver to their potential customers?
5. What were the two usual reasons customers bought from patterers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What caused a class hierarchy in immigrants in London?
2. How did some youths work a crossing sweep job and what other ways did they make money?
3. What was the story Mayhew wrote about a Cheap Jack?
4. What did the patterers do who could be classified as entertainers?
5. How much money did sifters make, what did they do and why did they do it?
6. How did patterers earn their living and what is an example of a story that demonstrated a patterer's skill?
7. What did bolder boys do with coal barges, how was this viewed and what could happen to the boys? How did the boys feel about jail?
8. Where did most costermongers and their families live
9. What was the usual marriage and family situations like with costermongers?
10. How honest were costers' suppliers and how did the costers deal with dishonesty?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Due to competition, the photographer had to offer portraits for a half-penny, an impossibly low price. To bolster earnings, he either lured people into buying a more expensive photo, or sold them bogus products like a "Patent American Air Preserver" that was actually just scrap paper.
1. After reading this photographer's story would you consider him to be of low moral character? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Explain why this photographer's actions demonstrates the validity of the cliche: buyer beware. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you believe it is the responsibility of the seller of a goods to make certain the goods are worth the selling price or it is the responsibility of the buyer to decide that? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. Do you think the prejudice and stereotyping of poor people still exist today? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you believe the government has an obligation to ensure that all citizens have a certain minimal level of existence? Why or why not?
3. How do you think Mayhew's religious beliefs affected his research? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Mayhew made sweeping generalizations about the different types of street people, and often relied on stereotypes. For example, he claimed that all blind musicians were highly religious while all "mechanics" or skilled laborers were melancholy, suffering from chronic depression.
1. Refute or defend the following statement: Stereotypes about people are generally true. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. How do you think stereotyping or generalization in research can affect the results of research? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. The only statement that can be true about a research population is if that population consist of only one person. Discuss this statement in view of Mayhew's tendency to stereotype groups of individuals.
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