Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. What reform was brought out in 1907?

  • Free School Meals- provides a free school meal for children of a poor family.
  • School Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check
  • The Children's Act- it made it illegal to neglect or abuse children. Children under 14 were banned from pubs. Illegal to sell tobacco to children under 16.
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2. Why were people poor in the late 19th Century?

  • Disability, rich people only employed richer people, people did not seek help
  • Large Families, Too much employment, Old Age, Death
  • Death, Illness, Unemployment, Disability and Large Families
  • Divorce, Illness, Disability, Old Age and Death

3. What was the Poor Law?

  • The poor law helped many poor people by only giving them indoor relief
  • One of many laws to help the poor put in place by the government
  • This was the only form of government help and was provided by local officials in on e of two ways, indoor and outdoor relief.
  • The poor law helped many poor people by only giving them outdoor relief

4. What did Charles Booth do?

  • 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
  • Published a book called Life and Labour of the People in London. He said 30% lived below the poverty line
  • 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.

5. What was the first reform brought in in 1906?

  • The Children's Act- it made it illegal to neglect or abuse children. Children under 14 were banned from pubs. Illegal to sell tobacco to children under 16.
  • Free School Meals- provides a free school meal for children of a poor family.
  • School Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check

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