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

2. Which of the following is not a product for which Martha used herbs?
(a) Teas
(b) Compresses
(c) Hallucinogens
(d) Ointments

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

4. In what town to Martha and Ephraim settle?
(a) Houston
(b) Hallowell
(c) Hingham
(d) Hightower

5. Physicians often doubled as what profession?
(a) Lawyer
(b) Newspaper Editor
(c) Justice of the Peace
(d) Judge

Short Answer Questions

1. Martha's medicines contained no more than _________ ingredients.

2. Who is Ephraim Ballard?

3. Martha's diary was once included in a book about the history of which city?

4. In what year does Martha start her diary?

5. What was the death rate in Martha's town between the years of 1785 and 1790?

(see the answer key)

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