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Otto Bettmann
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one common agonizing disease that continued to break out in the South after the Civil War?
(a) Influenza.
(b) Cholera.
(c) Leprosy
(d) Yellow Fever.

2. What other problems did city schools face in the post Civil War era?
(a) Teacher turnover.
(b) Poor lighting and poor air quality.
(c) Student crime.
(d) Lack of decent materials.

3. How were medical advances defined during the Victorian period?
(a) They were considered a boom during this time.
(b) They did not keep pace with technological advances.
(c) Medical breakthroughs were common.
(d) Medical advances were few but very helpful.

4. What kind of education did a teacher have to have in the late 1800s?
(a) Not even a diploma.
(b) A Master's degree.
(c) A Teaching certificate.
(d) A Bachelor's degree.

5. What phrase describes medical colleges of the late 19th century?
(a) Ivy-League schools.
(b) Under-educated.
(c) Diploma-mills.
(d) Under-staffed.

6. What happened in a famous case in 1870 involving students and their teacher?
(a) The students picketed their school and would not attend.
(b) The teacher refused to teach such an unruly group of students.
(c) The students stoned the teacher to death.
(d) The students set their school house on fire, injuring their teacher.

7. According to Bettmann in "Health," how was insanity regarded?
(a) As a social imposition.
(b) As a condition that could not be cured.
(c) As demon possession.
(d) As a humorous condition.

8. In what form did opium become widespread?
(a) Leaves for smoking.
(b) Aspirin.
(c) Cough syrup.
(d) Laudanum.

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

10. In the late 1800s, how did city politics affect the criminal justice system?
(a) City politicians were extra tough on crime.
(b) Many crimes went unprosecuted.
(c) The judges often did not cooperate with the politicians.
(d) Even the judges were corrupt and could be bought.

11. What prognosis did alcoholism usually carry in the late 19th century?
(a) Blood disease.
(b) Liver disease.
(c) Early death.
(d) Mental Illness.

12. How were the prisoners in the prison system treated in the post Civil War era?
(a) Although incarcerated they were treated with respect.
(b) Like subhuman species.
(c) Much as prisoners today are treated.
(d) They were treated according to their crimes.

13. Surprisingly, who usually had no knowledge of health or medicine in the late 19th century?
(a) Emmigrants from Europe.
(b) Public health officials.
(c) Midwives.
(d) Clinic doctors.

14. Who were the frontier drunkards in the late 19th century?
(a) Whole families, including children.
(b) The homeless.
(c) Many who were left alone on the frontier.
(d) Saloon owners.

15. How were the boilers a danger to the ferries according to Bettmann in "Travel"?
(a) The aged boilers would simply blow up.
(b) They broke down constantly.
(c) They overheated.
(d) They often started fires on board the ferries.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the biggest problem with the police in the post Civil War era?

2. In the late 1800s, what disease affected the city dwellers as well as the frontier people?

3. How did the teachers in the late 1800s fight the lack of discipline with the students?

4. In the late 1800s, why was street crime so rampant in the large cities at night?

5. What did the police often do with offending boys in the late 1800s?

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