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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through August 1787.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Many men during Martha's lifetime thought that education for a woman was ________________.
(a) Optional
(b) Critical
(c) Unnecessary
(d) Unlikely

2. What does Martha charge for each birth?
(a) 6 shillings
(b) 10 shillings
(c) 3 shillings
(d) 12 shillings

3. What is the function of a midwife?
(a) Teacher
(b) Deliver babies
(c) Weaver
(d) Housekeeping

4. Many historians consider Martha's diary to be _____________.
(a) riveting
(b) mundane
(c) slightly interesting
(d) untrue

5. Who is Ephraim Ballard?
(a) Martha's father-in-law
(b) Martha's first son
(c) Martha's husband
(d) Martha's brother-in-law

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Martha experience for the first time during this period?

3. Which of the following was not one of Martha's professions?

4. Which of the following is not a product for which Martha used herbs?

5. How many children does Martha deliver in her lifetime?

(see the answer key)

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