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The Filthy Profession of the Chimney Sweep
"There have been many dirty, dangerous jobs, throughout history. Being a chimney sweep is near the top. Let's take a look at this perilous occupation."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
For many years which of the following people were believed to make the best chimney sweeps?
Red haired women
Men with large feet
A defrocked priest
Being a chimney sweep was a highly regarded profession in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Which of Charles Dickens' most famous novels includes a cruel chimney sweep named Gamfield?
To Kill a Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men
What color clothing was usually worn by chimney sweeps?
In the 15th and 16th centuries crow-stepped gables became a common architectural feature designed to assist a chimney sweep in what fashion?
The old soot was dropped onto the gables instead of onto the ground or floor
It made it easy to walk from one house top to another
It allowed the chimney sweep to clean the chimney while a fire was burning
Provided easy access to chimney tops
A chimney sweep always climbed into a chimney from the top.
With the passing of child labor laws, the image of the chimney sweep underwent a change, which can be seen in which of the following musical movies?
West Side Story
In Great Britain it is often thought that it is good luck to see a chimney sweep at which of these occasions?
In Poland, if you pass a chimney sweep on the street, which of these actions is thought to bring you good luck if you perform it right away?
Scratch your nose
Knock on wood
Click your heels together three times
Rub the buttons of your jacket
Which of the following is the most common tool of the trade for a chimney sweep of any era?
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Compiled May 18 13