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 was the relationship between doctors and midwives during this period?
(a) Hostile
(b) Nonexistent
(c) Skeptical
(d) Amicable

2. How were the churches in each town supported?
(a) State taxes
(b) Congregation funds
(c) Federal taxes
(d) Town taxes

3. How many preachers was each town allowed?
(a) 4
(b) 1
(c) 3
(d) 2

4. How many babies did Martha deliver in 1793?
(a) 53
(b) 17
(c) 35
(d) 37

5. Which of the following is not something Martha noted in her diary about each birth?
(a) Payment
(b) Comments about the woman's body
(c) Gender of the baby
(d) Time of birth

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Dr. Page?

3. What business did women handle during Martha's lifetime?

4. What major problem does Martha have with living in the new house?

5. A physician's training was ___________________________.

(see the answer key)

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