The second question was a pearler - and I got it wrong. Here is the question, and the correct answer. Have a look at the question. My answer was C.
The reason for that is this - although conditions were relatively crap 110 years ago, they are clearly nowhere near as crap today. The standard of living of almost all Australians has increased enormously.
The correct answer as far as the Board is concerned is:
Sydney had limited opportunities for the improvement of people's living and working conditions.
If that is true, why are we so much richer today? Why is that wealth spread through all strata of society? Why are blue collar workers today living in McMansons, owning 3 cars and a speed boat and having holidays in Bali? Surely, if opportunities were limited, only very few people would have been lifted out of poverty in the last 110 years.
Black armband history at its worst.