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

2. A physician's training was ___________________________.
(a) experimental and literary
(b) traditional and experimental
(c) experimental and manual
(d) traditional and manual

3. What did Dr. Page not understand?
(a) obstetrics
(b) hormones
(c) false labor
(d) breech birth

4. Which of the following was not one of Ephraim's professions?
(a) Surveyor
(b) Miller
(c) Tax collector
(d) Attorney

5. Everyone knew that birth was a ______________ process.
(a) unnatural
(b) ridiculous
(c) unnecessary
(d) natural

Short Answer Questions

1. What term did Martha use for a woman in labor?

2. How could birth be a dangerous process?

3. Why does Martha think Dr. Page will not be successful?

4. How does Martha refer to single women in her diary?

5. What is the bulk of Martha's diary?

(see the answer key)

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