The Ghost Map Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Monday, September 4: That Is to Say, Jo Has Not Yet Died.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the beginning of the 1800s, how much tea was imported to England?
(a) 6 tons.
(b) 5 tons.
(c) 4 tons.
(d) 7 tons.

2. How long did Queen Victoria inhale chloroform when she had her eighth child?
(a) 39 minutes.
(b) 53 minutes.
(c) 62 minutes.
(d) 48 minutes.

3. How long of a pole did toshers carry in The Night-Soil Men?
(a) 7 foot.
(b) 5 foot.
(c) 8 foot.
(d) 6 foot.

4. When long ago were composting pits used by the citizens of Knossos?
(a) 7,500 years.
(b) 8,000 years.
(c) 4,000 years.
(d) 4,500 years.

5. Which of Charles Dickens' novels had scene a where a team of toshers took coins from a corpse?
(a) Hard Times.
(b) Little Dorrit.
(c) Bleak House.
(d) Out Mutual Friend.

Short Answer Questions

1. In The Investigator, how old is John Snow?

2. In The Night-Soil Men, how long would it take a bone-picker go go over his rounds?

3. In Eyes Sunk, Lips Dark Blue, how many animals would a slaughterhouse at the edge of Soho on Marshall Street kill per day on average?

4. How old was Snow when he read John Frank Newton's 1811 manifesto "The Return to Nature: A Defense of the Vegetable Regimen"?

5. When did Snow's paper on the use of arsenic in the preservation of cadavers appeared in "The Lancet"?

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