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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. What did one Jewish trader claim to have purchased?

2. What did the city of London use several tons of per year?

3. Who often undersold Jewish traders?

4. To whom did some merchants loan stock at no cost?

5. What did the two orphan girls whose story Mayhew told sell?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the facilities that were opened between 1847 and 1849 that caused the chimney sweeps to wash more often.

2. Why did the author say "Dolly shops" were suspect?

3. What modern institutions did Costermongers fill in the 1800's London and what are some of the merchandise they sold? What did the more intelligent costers do?

4. Where did most costermongers and their families live

5. What was an ongoing problem for the company from conductors and how did the bus companies combat that problem?

6. Who normally held a crossing sweep position and how was that job viewed? How did the crossing sweep have to eat sometimes?

7. How did some youths work a crossing sweep job and what other ways did they make money?

8. What did bus drivers own, what did they do and what other work had many of them done? How often did they work and what did their work prevent?

9. How did cab drivers obtain their cabs, how many hours did they work, and what did they sometimes do to mitigate their long hours?

10. How did dustmen and mudlarks help each other?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mike joined a gang of crossing sweeper youths. They tumbled together and worked sweeping an intersection together. Each kept his own tips, but they prepared meals together and rented a room together in a low lodging house. When there was not enough money for a room, they slept under the arched stone doorway of a church.

1. What were the advantages of youths working together? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. What were the disadvantages of youths working together?Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Discuss in what ways a youth gang as above would be considered a family unit. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

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 decried the fact that many couples in this group were unmarried, living in sin according to his beliefs. He reluctantly noted that despite the lack of a church ceremony, most were faithful to their mates and did their best to support their children.

1. Discuss the reasons that costermonger couples might not marry. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss, in depth, what you think the fact that couples without a church marriage ceremony were faithful to each other, implies about church sanctioned marriage. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Why do you think Mayhew was reluctant to admit that unmarried couples were often monogamous and took care of their children. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

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