The Good Old Days--they Were Terrible! Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Otto Bettmann
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Housing.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why, does Bettmann explain, were pigs tolerated in the cities?
(a) They were inexpensive to keep.
(b) They ate garbage.
(c) They provided good food.
(d) They made good pets.

2. According to Bettmann, what percentage of New Yorkers lived in the slums between 1868 and 1875?
(a) Ten Percent.
(b) Twenty-five percent.
(c) Fifty percent.
(d) Thirty percent.

3. Due to a lack of a sanitation department in the late 1800s, many streets in the large American cities were lined with what?
(a) Animals.
(b) People living on the streets.
(c) Trash bins.
(d) Filth.

4. What did Bettmann cite as the main reason for the traffic problems in the cities in the late 1800s?
(a) Unpaved roads.
(b) Unsynchronized traffic lights.
(c) Prevalence of the horse and cart.
(d) Too many one-way streets.

5. Who were most of the shantytown residents in the late 1800s?
(a) Runaways.
(b) People displaced by their landlords.
(c) Newly-arrived immigrants.
(d) African-Americans.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Bettmann in the chapter "Air," what did some people think air pollution was a good sign of?

2. What was the fare for the electric trolley car in the late 1800s?

3. According to Bettmann in "Housing," how did apartments turn into vertical versions of tenements?

4. How did the electric trolley car create even bigger traffic problems for cities?

5. Why were some animals a pollutant problem as noted in the chapter "Air"?

(see the answer key)

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