24 - CHAPTER 24 Life in the Emerging City SELF-TEST...

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CHAPTER 24 Life in the Emerging City 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. Compared to preindustrial society, the relative distribution of wealth among the three classes in industrial society a. probably did not change. b. shifted in favor of the working class. c. shifted significantly in favor of the middle class. d. shifted toward the aristocracy. e. None of the above. 2. Which group was most opposed to drinking? a. Aristocracy b. Middle class c. Working class d. Rural poor e. Slum dwellers 3. Comte s stages of knowledge theory held that the third and final stage of all intellectual activity was a. enlightenment. b. scientific. c. theological, or fictitious. d. metaphysical, or abstract. e. ideological. 4. The new movement in writing, found in the works of Zola, Flaubert, and Hardy, which pursued the typical and commonplace and claimed that human action was a result of heredity and environment, was called a. romanticism. b. modernism c. secularism. d. realism. e. the positivist method. 5. Which of the following factors was a reason for the deplorable conditions of English cities up to the 1850s? a. People s acceptance of dirt b. The weakness of the English economy c. The abundance of urban land d. The presence of too many urban transportation facilities e. The slow growth of urban population 6. The development of urban society between 1850 and 1900 brought a. a decrease in wages. b. a drop in the average standard of living. c. no improvement in city living conditions. d. less of a gap between the income of rich and poor. e. more diversity of occupation in the middle and lower classes. 7. By 1900, people of the working class a. were divided into well - defined subclasses.
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b. had generally similar lifestyles. c. aspired to join the middle class. d. were united against the rich. e. were largely agricultural workers. 8. One change the nineteenth century brought to women was a. less distinction between the duties of husband and wife. b. a rise in factory employment after marriage. c. more equal employment opportunities. d. legal subordination to men. e. the right to vote. 9. The birthrate declined in the later nineteenth century for all of the following reasons except the a. desire to give more individual care and attention to children. b. desire to give more educational opportunities to children. c. acceptance of birth - control practices by the Catholic church. d. declining value of children as an economic asset. e. None of the above. 10. After 1850, ordinary women a. were more likely to marry for money. b. were more likely to breast
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24 - CHAPTER 24 Life in the Emerging City SELF-TEST...

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