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. To what state do Martha and Ephraim move with their family?
(a) Ohio
(b) Connecticut
(c) Maine
(d) New York

2. What was the birth to death ratio in Martha's town between the years of 1785 and 1790?
(a) 10:1
(b) 1:1
(c) 4:1
(d) 3:1

3. Martha's diary was once included in a book about the history of which city?
(a) Augusta, Maine
(b) Portland, Maine
(c) Albany, New York
(d) Augusta, Georgia

4. What was the death rate in Martha's town between the years of 1785 and 1790?
(a) 15 per 1000
(b) 10 per 1500
(c) 50 per 1000
(d) 150 per 1000

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Ephraim Ballard?

2. Martha began to keep a diary because ___________________________.

3. How many people died during the epidemic in 1787?

4. What happens to Ephraim's mill in 1787?

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

(see the answer key)

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