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

2. How many times in 27 years of midwife practice did Martha ever call a doctor?
(a) 2
(b) 15
(c) 10
(d) 7

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

4. What does Martha experience for the first time during this period?
(a) The first time she delivers a child
(b) The death of a mother and child
(c) The Baptism of her last child
(d) The birth of her first child

5. How old is Ephraim in January of 1796?
(a) Over 50
(b) Over 60
(c) Over 70
(d) Over 40

Short Answer Questions

1. What terms does Martha very seldom use for women in her diary?

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

3. What happens to Jonathan Ballard during his employment with Peter Jones at the mill?

4. What did Dr. Page not understand?

5. How did Ephraim and Jonathan assist in Martha's weaving business?

(see the answer key)

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