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. In large cities in the late 1800s, what animals created massive amounts of pollution problems?
(a) Chickens and pigs.
(b) Horses and chickens.
(c) Horses and cows.
(d) Pigs and horses.

2. What people took advantage of the tenants in the time after the Civil War?
(a) The landlords.
(b) The police.
(c) The merchants.
(d) The immigrants.

3. According to Bettmann in "Housing," how did apartments turn into vertical versions of tenements?
(a) Animals indoors were commonplace.
(b) Cruel landlords.
(c) Shoddy construction practices.
(d) Noxious air indoors.

4. According to Bettmann in "Air," many people were cramped together in windowless rooms in the tenements during the summer, causing:
(a) Landlords to lower rents.
(b) Many people to flee the cities.
(c) An increase in determination to succeed in the working class.
(d) Heat stroke and dehydration.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why, does Bettmann explain, were pigs tolerated in the cities?

2. According to Bettmann in "Housing," why did people keep their windows closed even in the heat of summer?

3. In the late 19th century, where was New York's shantytown?

4. Who were most of the shantytown residents in the late 1800s?

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

(see the answer key)

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