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Overseer of the Poor: Quiz


Question 1: An Overseer of the Poor was an official who administered poor relief such as money, food and clothing as part of the ________ system.
Poor Law Amendment Act 1834Elizabethan Poor Law (1601)Opposition to the Poor LawsEnglish Poor Laws

Question 2: Overseers of the Poor were often unwilling appointees who were unpaid, working under the supervision of a ________.
Justice of the peaceMagistrates' CourtSolicitorJudicial Committee of the Privy Council

Question 3: The law required two Overseers to be elected every ________, and churchwardens or landowners were often selected.
ComputusLiturgical yearEasterJesus

Question 4: Overseers of the Poor were replaced in the ________ of 1834, and replaced with Boards of Guardians, although Overseers remained in some places as a method of collecting the poor rate.
Poor Relief Act 1662Elizabethan Poor Law (1601)Poor Law Amendment Act 1834Union Chargeability Act 1865


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