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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, Education.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which industries were the most dangerous for workers after the Civil War?
(a) Construction and steel.
(b) Steel and textile.
(c) Textile and railroad.
(d) Railroad and steel.

2. What was a popular type of big city housing during the late 1800s?
(a) The suburbs.
(b) High-rise apartments.
(c) Shanties.
(d) The brownstone.

3. What danger did many industrial laborers face in the latter part of the 19th century?
(a) Unsafe working equipment.
(b) Toxic inhalants.
(c) Fire hazards.
(d) Lack of medical benefits.

4. Wind as well as the heat of summer exacerbated what problem in the large cities after the Civil War?
(a) The health problems of the animals.
(b) The dark smoke emitting from the factories.
(c) The constant putrid stench.
(d) Overcrowding.

5. According to Bettmann in "Housing," why did people keep their windows closed even in the heat of summer?
(a) To keep out the stench from the street.
(b) For privacy.
(c) The windows didn't open.
(d) To protect themselves from intruders.

Short Answer Questions

1. How were on-the-job accidents dealt with in the late 1800s?

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

3. What did Richard M. Hunt develop to help with overcrowding and the housing shortage?

4. What was a major contributor to the contamination and disease in the wells in the late 19th century?

5. What was one common agonizing disease that continued to break out in the South after the Civil War?

(see the answer key)

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