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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 does the author say happens to a young girl lured away from home?
2. Why did the clown stay a clown if he did not like doing so?
3. Where does the puppeteer perform his Punch and Judy show?
4. What did Hemyng define as prostitution?
5. What does Mayhew say separates animals from plants?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the photographer's business like according to Mayhew?
2. What did the London City Mission do?
3. How many visits were done by the London City Mission and what were the results of those visits?
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. What was describe that was similar to modern crack houses, what were they like? What happened to the girl the author wrote about who was lured from home?
6. Who did Mayhew call street folk?
7. How prevalent was theft, where did it often occur and how did a thief make money on stolen goods?
8. Who was the magician Mayhew interviewed and how did he become a magician?
9. What was the purpose of the mission?
10. What was pornography and why did it become illegal in London?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 this position.
1. Discuss the strengths this magician would have had to have worked into the position of magician. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. In reading of this magician's life do you think perseverance or talent was more important? Why? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. In view of the versatility this magician demonstrated in his variety of jobs do you think it is possible Mayhew underestimated the will and intelligence of many of the London street people? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Mayhew portrayed the Jewish traders as seldom being drinkers or gamblers, but having an extreme love of money and an unquenchable thirst for speculation in any commodity.
1. Do you think the fact that the Jewish immigrants were usually not drinkers or gamblers might account for some of the Jewish financial success? Explain your answer using examples from the text and your own life.
2. Explain what you might think Mayhew's feelings towards Jews might be from the above statement. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss ways in which "extreme love of money" might manifest in a person's life. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
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