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. At what job is Ephraim working when he is arrested?
(a) Tax collector
(b) Surveyor
(c) Editor
(d) Miller

2. What is Martha's main concern at this time?
(a) Getting older
(b) Her grandchildren
(c) A terminal illness
(d) Ephraim's health

3. Why does Martha become increasingly dependent on Jonathan?
(a) Ephaim is very ill
(b) Ephraim is arrested
(c) Ephraim leaves her
(d) Ephraim dies

4. What business did women handle during Martha's lifetime?
(a) Unseen community business
(b) Volunteer work
(c) Education work
(d) Editorial work

5. Which of the following is not something Martha had to contend with as a midwife?
(a) Premature births
(b) Weather
(c) False Labor
(d) Boredom

Short Answer Questions

1. Martha's success rate was ____________________.

2. What did Dr. Page not understand?

3. Martha used her diary to _________________.

4. What marked the end of the "lying-in" period for a new mother?

5. Which of Martha's daughters spun yarn for weaving and trading?

(see the answer key)

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