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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through April 1806.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Ephraim's profession?
(a) Lawyer and judge
(b) Surveyor and judge
(c) Surveyor and miller
(d) Lawyer and miller

2. How many children does Martha deliver in her lifetime?
(a) 816
(b) 503
(c) 192
(d) 50

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

4. In Martha's time it was a common practice for _______________ to attend autopsies.
(a) physicians
(b) lawyers
(c) midwives
(d) ministers

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Ephraim Ballard?

2. How many people in the Ballard household get married in 1792?

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

4. Who is Dr. Page?

5. How were the churches in each town supported?

(see the answer key)

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