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?
One magician worked as an errand boy for four years until at 14 he began to sell oranges outside a theater. From there he went to selling beer inside the theater, to being an extra on stage, to acting at the age of 15. After the show closed, he worked as the doorkeeper until the owner mentioned an opening for a magician. With no knowledge, skill or experience, he volunteered for the position.
1. Discuss this magician's story in terms of the rag to riches stories which were prevalent in America in this era. (This answer may require some research). Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think this magician's story seems to suggest that anyone of the London poor could do better if they would just work at it? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. What might people in dire straits in modern America learn from this story? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
The emaciated, depressed man with sunken eyes and wrinkles had worked as a clown for 16 years. He would prefer to be a groom or a police officer, anything except a clown. However, now that he had a wife and children to support, he clowned from 8 am to dark every day for 6 shillings per week. Ashamed, he hid his occupation from the neighbors.
1. Discuss the symptoms of depression you think is evident in this clown's story. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. How would being ashamed of a person's occupation affect the quality of his or her life? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss the ways in which this clown could be considered courageous for persisting in a job that he hated and was ashamed of for the benefit of his wife and children. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think is Mayhew's agenda for this book? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think Mayhew's research methods were valid? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. What do you think Mayhew could have done to produce a better book? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
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