Standard of Living Debate

Question 1 of 12

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What percentage did Clapham (1926) say real wages increased by?

Select one of the following:

  • 50%

  • 30%

  • 40%

Question 2 of 12

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Who said the industrial revolution was progress and a nation in which everyone shared the spoils?

Select one of the following:

  • Colquhoun

  • Ure

  • Toynbee

  • Ashton

Question 3 of 12

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Who coined the term 'the condition on England' in 1839?

Select one of the following:

  • Michael Sadler

  • Richard Oastler

  • Thomas Carlyle

  • Karl Marx

Question 4 of 12

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Which statement is true of Rule (1991) findings?

Select one of the following:

  • London wages fell, south wages dropped dramatically and wages in the north increased.

  • London wages rose, south wages dropped dramatically and wages in the north increased.

  • London wages rose, south wages rosedropped dramatically and wages in the north increased.

  • London wages fell, south wages dropped dramatically and wages in the north decreased slightly.

Question 5 of 12

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Komlos questioned which findings?

Select one of the following:

  • Horrell and Humphries household budgets

  • Nicholas and Steckle (1991) fall in heights to convicts sent to Australia

  • Floud, Watcher and Gregory (1990) rich were taller than the poor and all wages fell after 1830.

Question 6 of 12

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What do left wing pessimist historians during the cold war stress about the standard of living?

Select one of the following:

  • Increase in mortality in urban areas

  • More to standard of living than real wages

  • Real wages remained low

Question 7 of 12

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How many out of Horrell and Humphries' 1350 household budgets were from Lancashire?

Select one of the following:

  • 867

  • 856

  • 786

  • 567

Question 8 of 12

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Which two groups did the Hammonds and Webbs look at?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Coal miners

  • Women

  • Children

  • Handloomers

Question 9 of 12

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Who claimed the Industrial Revolution was 'disastrous and terrible'?

Select one of the following:

  • Toynbee

  • Ure

  • Ashton

  • Hartwell

Question 10 of 12

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What do historians use to measure standard of living, tick all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Real wages

  • Consumption

  • Anthropometrics (Heights)

  • Weight

  • Working conditions

  • Life expectancy

  • Food intake

  • Army records

Question 11 of 12

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Richard Oastler compared the plight of factory children to west African slaves, True or False

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 12

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Michael Sadler's report showed the mechanized horrors of the industrial revolution, true or false?

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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Standard of Living Debate

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Tests knowledge of the Standard of Living Debate from 1750-1850 British Industrial Revolution - includes historiography, key dates and key facts

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