20 - CHAPTER 20 The Changing Life of the People SELF-TEST...

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CHAPTER 20 The Changing Life of the People SELF-TEST MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS Do not assume that these questions will appear on any examination. It is recommended that you not memorize these questions, but use them only as a self - test. Answers are at the end of this book. 1. One of the chief deficiencies of the diet of both rich and poor Europeans was the absence of sufficient a. meat. b. fruit and vegetables. c. white bread. d. wine. e. grains and cereals. 2. A family in which three or four generations live under the same roof under the direction of a patriarch is known as a ( n ) a. nuclear family. b. conjugal family. c. lateral family d. industrial household. e. extended family. 3. Prior to about 1750, marriage between two persons was more often than not a. undertaken freely by the couple. b. controlled by law and parents. c. based on romantic love. d. entered into before the age of fifteen. e. undertaken without economic considerations. 4. The establishment of foundling hospitals in the eighteenth century was an attempt to a. prevent the spread of the bubonic plague. b. isolate children from smallpox. c. discourage childbirth out of wedlock. d. prevent willful destruction and abandonment of newborn children. e. provide adequate childbirth facilities for rich women. 5. All but which of the following sentences about pre - industrial society ' s attitudes toward children is true? a. Children were seen as nothing more than economic assets. b. Parents often treated their children with indifference and brutality. c. Poor children were often forced to work in the early factories. d. Doctors were the only people interested in the children ' s welfare. e. Killing of children by parents or nurses was common. 6. It appears that the role of doctors and hospital care in bringing about improvement in health in the eighteenth century was a. very significant. b. minor. e. helpful only in the area of surgery. d. helpful only in the area of preventive medicine. e. helpful only for the rich. 7. In the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries people usually married
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a. surprisingly late. b. surprisingly early. c. almost never. d. close relatives. e. and divorced frequently. 8. Which of the following was not a general characteristic of the European family of the eighteenth century? a. The nuclear family b. Late marriages c. Many unmarried relatives d. The extended family e. None of the above 9. The overwhelming reason for postponement of marriage was a. parental refusal of consent. b. that people didn ' t like the institution of marriage. c. lack of economic independence. d. the stipulation of a legal age. e. that young men and women valued the independence of a working life. 10. In the second half of the eighteenth century, the earlier pattern of marriage and family life began to break
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