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