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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Eyes Sunk, Lips Dark Blue, with whom did Susannah Eley share a bottle of water from the Broad Street pump?
(a) Niece.
(b) Daughter.
(c) Cousin.
(d) Neighbor.

2. When did cholera first appear in New York City?
(a) 1837.
(b) 1832.
(c) 1843.
(d) 1841.

3. In The Investigator, how many blocks were ravished by cholera?
(a) 8 square blocks.
(b) 5 square blocks.
(c) 7 square blocks.
(d) 3 square blocks.

4. In Eyes Sunk, Lips Dark Blue, what day of the week did the Eley brothers take a bottle of water from the Broad Street pump to their mother?
(a) Thursday.
(b) Monday.
(c) Tuesday.
(d) Wednesday.

5. In 1842, what was the average age of death for the well-to-do male?
(a) 48.
(b) 55.
(c) 50.
(d) 45.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Eyes Sunk, Lips Dark Blue, when was the first time that cholera was known to exist on British soil?

2. What did Whithead mix Broad Street water with at the end of The Investigator?

3. In 1851 in the subdistrict of Berwick Street, how many people were there per acre of land?

4. In 1842 in Bethnal Green was was the average life expectancy for the working poor?

5. When was a water-flushing device invented by Sir John Harington?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was thought about cholera and the British way of life prior to 1831?

2. In The Investigator, what device did Snow create with instrument maker Daniel Ferguson to control the dosage of ether?

3. In That Is to Say, Jo Has Not Yet Died, what did Sir Richard Phillips predict in 1813 about London?

4. What did the night-soil men do and what were they paid?

5. How is cholera spread?

6. When and where was ether first introduced, and when was it first available in London?

7. In The Night-Soil Men, how were the poor buried at the pauper burial ground at St. Bride's?

8. Who was John Snow?

9. Who was Henry Whitehead?

10. In The Night-Soil Men, why did the invention of water closets have a bad effect on London's sewage problem?

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