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Daily Life in a Tenement

Read Jacob Riis's description of life in the tenements and use the information in the passage to answer the questions below.

1. What does Riis call "the elements God meant to be free, but man deals out with such niggardly hand"? Explain your answer.
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2. What does Riis call "poverty's honest badge" and why?
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3. Name three sounds Riis describes in the tenements.
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4. What hardships do tenement-dwellers face?
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5. In your own words, describe what life was like in a tenement.
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