Victorian Overview

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1. What was the result of the 1834 New Poor Law?

  • Poorest in society were thrown into the workhouse
  • Benefits were created for the poor
  • Wages were increased
  • Workers' hours were reduced
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2. What happened in 1845?

  • The Poor Law commission was removed
  • The great potato famine
  • Population increased
  • New medicine was invented

3. When did Charles Darwin write 'Origin of the Species'?

  • 1856
  • 1858
  • 1859
  • 1857

4. What was the result of the 1832 Great Reform Act?

  • Increased industrialisation
  • Allowed them to vote
  • Brought in women's rights
  • Created better working conditions

5. When did Queen Victoria marry Prince Albert?

  • 1850
  • 1841
  • 1840
  • 1839

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