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. Which of the following was not one of Martha's professions?
(a) Minister
(b) Housewife
(c) Physician
(d) Pharmacist

2. In what year does Martha start her diary?
(a) 1785
(b) 1776
(c) 1812
(d) 1790

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

4. Martha began to keep a diary because ___________________________.
(a) She wanted to keep a medical log
(b) She wanted to pass her story to her children
(c) She had a hard time remembering appointments
(d) No one really knows

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what town was Martha Ballard born?

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

3. What does Martha's diary provide to historians?

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

5. What does Martha charge for each birth?

(see the answer key)

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