Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. What did Charles Booth do?

  • He published his work on the life of the poor. He carried out interviews with poor people. Collected huge amounts of data on the way poor people lived in London.
  • Published his work on the life of the poor. He said that peopled needed 21s per week to live. He said people lived below the poverty line. People could help being poor, they were not paid enough to live on.Large families were the main cause in York
  • He wrote a number of studies. He carried out interviews with poor people, doctors, teachers and priests. He also collected data on the way the poor people lived. He said that people living in poverty were not responsible for their conditions
  • Published a book called Life and Labour of the People in London. He said 30% lived below the poverty line
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2. What did Rowntree do?

  • Published a book called Life and Labour of the People in London. He said 30% lived below the poverty line
  • He wrote a number of studies. He carried out interviews with poor people, doctors, teachers and priests. He also collected data on the way the poor people lived. He said that people living in poverty were not responsible for their conditions
  • Published his work on the life of the poor. He said that peopled needed 21s per week to live. He said people lived below the poverty line. People could help being poor, they were not paid enough to live on.Large families were the main cause in York
  • He published his work on the life of the poor. He carried out interviews with poor people. Collected huge amounts of data on the way poor people lived in London.

3. How did people find out about the poor?

  • Nobody found out
  • There were social investigations, the most famous being done by Charles Booth and Rowntree.
  • The government told people, the politicians were Charles Booth and Rowntree
  • People could see them on the streets or asking for help

4. Who was the main Liberal Reformer?

  • Winston Churchill: A keen supporter of the reforms who helped designed the nation insurance act and the labour exchanges scheme.
  • All of these
  • David Lloyd George: Chancellor of the Exchequer during most of the reforms. He designed the national insurance act and the old age pensions scheme. He raised the money through taxes to pay for the reforms.
  • Herbert Asquith: prime minister. Was the head of the government during many of the reforms

5. What was Outdoor Relief?

  • Outdoor relief was given to people in their own home. Only little amounts of money was given to them.
  • Outdoor relief was given to people in their own home. Food, money or help would be given to people while they still lived at home. It still carried great shame,
  • Outdoor relief was given to people in their own home. Food and money would be given, it was seen as a seen as good to be asking for help
  • Outdoor relief was given to people in their own home were all the community gathered together to help the family in need

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