A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through March 1804.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Martha's training was _________________________.
(a) traditional and manual
(b) manual and experimental
(c) literary and experimental
(d) traditional and experimental

2. What do Ephraim and Jonathan build for Martha?
(a) Loom
(b) Sewing room
(c) New cupboard
(d) Trundle bed

3. Because of Dr. Page's training, Martha thinks he is _______________.
(a) overconfident
(b) inexperienced
(c) immature
(d) better than she

4. What marked the end of the "lying-in" period for a new mother?
(a) When she could make her own bed
(b) When the baby was considered healthy
(c) When the relatives went home
(d) When one month had passed

5. Who moves into Martha's house with her?
(a) Ephraim's sister
(b) Hannah and her family
(c) Jonathan and his family
(d) Her sister

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Martha's biggest problem during Ephraim's incarceration?

2. Society during Martha's time was described as a ___________________.

3. What was Martha always sure to include when she mentioned a man in her diary?

4. Martha's success rate was comparable to the statistics of the _______________.

5. Why was Ephraim released during the days?

(see the answer key)

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