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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through January 1796.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Jonathan Ballard during his employment with Peter Jones at the mill?
(a) He bought the business
(b) He was injured
(c) He was terminated
(d) He was promoted

2. What major problem does Martha have with living in the new house?
(a) Walking
(b) Space
(c) Gardening
(d) Cleaning

3. Who is the new girl hired by Martha to help in the house?
(a) Hope
(b) Helen
(c) Halle
(d) Hepsy

4. Society during Martha's time was described as a ___________________.
(a) ladder
(b) spider's web
(c) blue-checked cloth
(d) ripple in a pool

5. Martha's success rate was ____________________.
(a) average
(b) very high
(c) below average
(d) high

Short Answer Questions

1. Because of Dr. Page's training, Martha thinks he is _______________.

2. What phrase does Martha use to indicate that her house was fighting with her?

3. Why was Martha able to keep her daughters at home for the majority of their young adult lives?

4. What is the state of Martha's accounts at this point?

5. On whom does Martha rely heavily during this period?

(see the answer key)

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