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. Martha's medicines contained no more than _________ ingredients.
(a) four
(b) five
(c) three
(d) ten

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

3. In what year was Martha Ballard born?
(a) 1800
(b) 1776
(c) 1753
(d) 1735

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what town to Martha and Ephraim settle?

2. What was the relationship between doctors and midwives during this period?

3. What does Martha charge for each birth?

4. What was Ephraim's profession?

5. What is the epidemic in the summer of 1787?

(see the answer key)

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