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Question 1: Provision for the many able-bodied poor in the workhouse, was relatively unusual, and most ________ developed later.
Poor Law Amendment Act 1834WorkhouseElizabethan Poor Law (1601)English Poor Laws

Question 2: Poor Law commissioners faced greatest opposition in ________ and the West Riding of Yorkshire where in 1837 there was high unemployment during an economic depression.
PrestonLancashireNorth West EnglandGreater Manchester

Question 3: The Poor Law system was in existence until the emergence of the modern welfare state after the ________.
World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 4: ________ were in decline and their eventual dissolution during the Reformation caused poor relief to move from a largely voluntary basis to a compulsory tax that was collected at a parish level.
Christian monasticismMonasteryMonkMonasticism

Question 5: [77] The Commission produced two conflicting reports and both investigations were largely ignored the Liberal government when implementing their own scheme of ________ legislation.
Economic ideologyEconomyEconomicsWelfare

Question 6: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990 ISBN 9780521364799 ________
Google Books Library ProjectYouTubeGoogle BooksGmail

Question 7: In 1530, during the reign of ________, a proclamation was issued, describing idleness as the "mother and root of all vices"[20] and ordering that whipping should replace the stocks as the punishment for vagabonds.
Edward VI of EnglandCharles I of EnglandElizabeth I of EnglandHenry VIII of England

Question 8: [90] In 1948 the Poor Law system was finally abolished with the introduction of the modern ________ and the passing of the National Assistance Act.
Welfare stateDenmarkUnited KingdomSpain

Question 9: The workhouse test and the idea of "less eligibility" were never mentioned themselves and the recommendation of the Royal Commission that 'outdoor relief' (relief given outside of a ________)[55] should be abolished – was never implemented.
Poor Law Amendment Act 1834English Poor LawsWorkhouseElizabethan Poor Law (1601)

Question 10: ________ were reluctant to apply the full penalty.
Judicial Committee of the Privy CouncilJustice of the peaceSolicitorMagistrates' Court


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