Victorian Children At Work BBC Film Clip Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In the beginning of Victoria's reign what age did children start work?
    • A. 

      As young as 5

    • B. 

      As young as 7

    • C. 

      As young as 10

    • D. 

      As young as 14

  • 2. 
    What were the jobs like that they did?
    • A. 

      The jobs always involved water and getting wet.

    • B. 

      The jobs they were given were okay but could have been a bit more interesting.

    • C. 

      The jobs were generally unpleasant and dangerous.

    • D. 

      There were no jobs because of the credit crunch.

  • 3. 
    What kind of things would the children do down the mines? (provide at least 2 answers)
    • A. 

      They would collect gold and sell it to the rich people.

    • B. 

      They would open and close doors.

    • C. 

      They would push trucks of coal to the surface.

    • D. 

      They would make dinner for the miners.

  • 4. 
    What work would the children do in the mills?
    • A. 

      It was their job to repair broken threads.

    • B. 

      They fixed the machines that broke down.

    • C. 

      They cleaned the sheep ready for sheering.

    • D. 

      They opened and closed the doors.

  • 5. 
     Why was life hard for the children who went to work? (provide at least 2 options)
    • A. 

      The children had to work long hours.

    • B. 

      The children had to constantly clean themselves.

    • C. 

      The children received little pay.

    • D. 

      The children often had bad accidents.

    • E. 

      The children had no dinner or breakfast.

  • 6. 
    Who were the two men who wanted to help the children? (provide at least 2 options)
    • A. 

      Dr Benedickt

    • B. 

      Lord Isle

    • C. 

      Dr Bernardo

    • D. 

      Lord Shaftesbury

  • 7. 
    How did they help the children?
    • A. 

      Commissioners were sent round collecting information and this was then submitted to parliament.

    • B. 

      The children were immediately told to stop working, it was dangerous.

    • C. 

      Children could only work 6 hour days and had to have dinner and tea.

    • D. 

      They made it illegal straight away.

  • 8. 
    Which act did parliament bring in to help the children? (provide at least 2 options)
    • A. 

      1841 - Mines Act No child under the age of ten to work underground.

    • B. 

      1868 - Agricultural Gangs Act No child under the age of 8 to be employed in an agricultural gang.

    • C. 

      1874 - Factory Act No child under 10 to be employed in a factory.

    • D. 

      1875 - Climbing Boys Act Illegal to send boys up chimneys.

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