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 did the Conservative Party oppose the reforms?

  • They disliked being told how to bring up their children and hated having to pay National Insurance Contributions
  • They wanted more reforms and said the Liberal Reforms were too limited
  • they said it was wrong to use taxes to help the poor- benefits would make them lazy and unwilling to work
  • they had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms

3. What was the Poor Law?

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

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

  • Free School Meals- provides a free school meal for children of a poor family.
  • 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.
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check
  • School Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness

5. What was Indoor Relief?

  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse, this was a a very popular place and seen as good if you went
  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse. This was a a very unpopular place.
  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse. This was a harsh place where people were given help but treated badly.
  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse. This was a welcoming place where the poor were treated kindly and with respect

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