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

Otto Bettmann
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8, Health.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Between 1860 and 1890, how much did the crime rate go up?
(a) 200%.
(b) 445%.
(c) 330%.
(d) 50%.

2. What percentage of a working man's income did streetcar fares account for?
(a) Ten percent.
(b) Twenty percent.
(c) Five percent.
(d) Two percent.

3. In the late 19th century, at what age were most workers forced to stop working due to health problems?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Forty.
(c) Forty-five.
(d) Fifty-five.

4. According to Bettmann in "Food and Drink," in what condition were the cows when they arrived at the slaughterhouse?
(a) Fattened up by steroids.
(b) Starved and sickly.
(c) Tainted with disease.
(d) Fattened up by feed.

5. What was the primary cause of surgical deaths after the Civil War?
(a) Ineptitude.
(b) Lack of anesthesia.
(c) Infection.
(d) Heart attack.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Bettmann in "Health," medical colleges were designed primarily to do what?

2. Why was there such massive overcrowding on Manhattan Island in the late 1800s?

3. Which industries were the most dangerous for workers after the Civil War?

4. Providing the reader with a truer understanding of the late 1800s, Bettmann demonstrated:

5. The "protection" and "non-harassment" fees of the police in the late 19th century were a precursor to what later crime force?

(see the answer key)

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