Monday, August 28: The Night-Soil Men
1. In The Night-Soil Men, what year was it?
2. About how many people were part of the London scavengers in The Night-Soil Men?
3. At the beginning of The Night-Soil Men, what river would the toshers wade through the muck of low tide?
4. In The Night-Soil Men, what did the toshers wear?
(a) Corduroy jackets.
(b) Velveteen coats.
(c) Leather boots.
5. How long of a pole did toshers carry in The Night-Soil Men?
(a) 7 foot.
(b) 6 foot.
(c) 5 foot.
(d) 8 foot.
6. In The Night-Soil Men, what did the pure-finders collect?
(a) Human feces.
(b) Dog feces.
(c) Horse feces.
(d) Rat feces.
7. Which of Charles Dickens' novels had scene a where a team of toshers took coins from a corpse?
(a) Bleak House.
(b) Hard Times.
(c) Out Mutual Friend.
(d) Little Dorrit.
8. In The Night-Soil Men, how long would it take a bone-picker go go over his rounds?
(a) 6-8 hours.
(b) 10 hours.
(c) 7-9 hours.
(d) 5 hours.
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