Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happened to the man after he was injured?
2. How did many musician patterers support themselves?
3. Which group in London dominated wholesale trading?
4. Who were the forerunners to doormen?
5. From what ailment did Mayhew say all skilled laborers suffered?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are the various ways to earn a living cataloged and what types of workers existed in England?
2. Who did Halliday say were swindlers?
3. Describe the facilities that were opened between 1847 and 1849 that caused the chimney sweeps to wash more often.
4. How did cab drivers obtain their cabs, how many hours did they work, and what did they sometimes do to mitigate their long hours?
5. How many visits were done by the London City Mission and what were the results of those visits?
6. What were the largest group of London street people and what did they do for a living?
7. What kind of education did many of the street folk have, what types of families did many of them come from and how did many of them start out?
8. What caused a class hierarchy in immigrants in London?
9. Who hired dustmen and how did they do their work?
10. What was the difference between a conductor and other street people?
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?
The city of London used 3.5 million tons of coal each year and generated millions of tons of ash and soot. Dustmen were hired to haul off the ashes and dust, as well as haul away garbage and keep the streets clean.
1. Do you think London at this time might have been more polluted than modern cities? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Discuss how you think the quality of the air in London in this era might have affected people's lives. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss, in depth, the ways in which a dustman's life and health would have been affected by the job. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Mayhew states that the necessity of finding food separates animals from plants. Humans also must work for a living. Someone who is physically or mentally unable to work must rely on others, or on charity.
1. Discuss what you think separates animals from plants that are different from what Mayhew has said. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think all humans should have to work for a living? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. What types of obligations do you think society has towards the physically or mentally handicapped? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
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