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. When was opium introduced?
(a) As early as 1840.
(b) In the 1850s.
(c) As early as 1862.
(d) 1845.

2. What were three diseases that ravaged country populations in the post Civil War era?
(a) Influenza, smallpox, lice.
(b) Ague, influenza, cancer.
(c) Smallpox, cholera, ague.
(d) Yellow fever, cholera, influenza.

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

4. According to Bettmann in "Air," one observer called the worst New York industrial area a:
(a) "Industrial wasteland."
(b) "Nasal Disaster."
(c) "Smog City."
(d) "Heart of the New Economy."

5. What did overpopulation in the big cities mean for the tenants in the late 1800s?
(a) A housing shortage.
(b) Only very small accomodations were available.
(c) A lack of food.
(d) Families often had to split up.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were doctors on the frontier in the late 1800s thought to have been?

2. According to Bettman in "Traffic," in what city was a record 330 crossing-grade deaths in one year?

3. What hours did Steward demand his employees work?

4. What kind of work did the young rural girls often find in the cities in the late 1800s?

5. In the time after the Civil War, air pollution was:

(see the answer key)

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