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Otto Bettmann
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one problem with the police in the post Civil War era?
(a) They routinely ignored calls for help.
(b) The were poorly trained.
(c) They were too few in number.
(d) They had no uniforms.

2. According to Bettmann in "Education," children from different villages in the same classroom invariably led to what?
(a) Tardiness.
(b) Difficulty getting all the children attending at the same time.
(c) Violence and fighting.
(d) Communication problems.

3. How did the teachers in the late 1800s fight the lack of discipline with the students?
(a) They refused to teach without help.
(b) Corporal punishment.
(c) Lots of field trips.
(d) They segregated their classes by age.

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

5. According to Bettmann in "Crime," how did juvenile delinquency affect the large cities?
(a) With large scale gambling.
(b) With organized youth gangs.
(c) With rampant kidnappings.
(d) With lack of school attendance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did teaching methods of the late 19th century emphasize?

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

3. What was a huge problem for city schools in the post Civil War era?

4. What prognosis did alcoholism usually carry in the late 19th century?

5. What was "swill" milk?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Bettmann in "Travel," how were the below-deck boilers a danger to ferry travelers?

2. In the late 1800s, why were the police not much help in the fight against crime?

3. How was drug addiction so rampant in the average population in the late 1800s?

4. What were the ventilation problems associated with train travel in the late 19th century?

5. How did alcohol affect families on the frontier?

6. How did the lack of medical advances affect the population of the post Civil War era?

7. In the late 19th century, how did city doctors often do more harm than good to their patients?

8. After the Civil War, how effective were the hospitals at helping the sick and infirm?

9. How was milk treated for consumers when it has been contaminated or spoiled?

10. In the late 19th century, how did ocean liner travel exemplify the differences in travel for the rich and travel for the poor?

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