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Victorian Times Quiz

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Which of the following was true about Victorian families?

  • Families typically comprised of four or less people
  • There were a substantial number of illegitimate births
  • The male head-of-household held most legal power


Aristocrats living in Victorian England could take advantage of many benefits by right of birth. What was NOT one of those privileges?

  • Their crimes were tried in separate courts by their peers
  • The law could not seize them for failure to pay debts
  • They could not be charged with rape


Arranged marriages were the norm in Victorian England

  • False
  • True
  • Only in the royal family


Which statement is true regarding Victorian housing?

  • City-dwellers typically had very large houses
  • The majority of people owned their own houses, though many were very modest
  • Besides the landed nobility, few people owned houses


The circumstance of death, as all events in Victorian life, was governed by its own traditions and rules. What was a common practice after losing a loved one?

  • Conducting a funeral at night
  • Informing friends of one's loss in person
  • Wearing mourning clothes


Life was fraught with disease and illness for Victorians. What was the leading cause of death in nineteenth-century Britain?

  • Malaria
  • Tuberculosis
  • Diphtheria


What was the most common mode of transportation (other than rail) in Victorian England?

  • donkey-drawn carriages
  • Horse-drawn carriages
  • Walking


What is an INACCURATE description of food and/or nutrition in Victorian England?

  • Victorians had a solid knowledge of nutrition
  • Food was mainly prepared from scratch
  • Quality and quantity of food varied between the classes