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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through October 1789.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year was Martha Ballard born?
(a) 1735
(b) 1776
(c) 1800
(d) 1753

2. Delivering babies was left primarily to whom?
(a) Doctors
(b) Nurses
(c) Husbands
(d) Midwives

3. How many babies is Martha delivering each year at this time?
(a) 50
(b) 100
(c) 10
(d) 20

4. What was Martha Ballard's maiden name?
(a) Murphy
(b) Miller
(c) McKenna
(d) Moore

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long had the Ballards been living at John Jones Mill?

2. What do Ephraim and Jonathan build for Martha?

3. For how many years did Martha work as a midwife?

4. Who is Ephraim Ballard?

5. Which of the following is not a way in which Martha would discuss a man in her diary?

(see the answer key)

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