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 is not a product for which Martha used herbs?
(a) Hallucinogens
(b) Compresses
(c) Ointments
(d) Teas

2. How many children does Martha deliver in her lifetime?
(a) 50
(b) 192
(c) 503
(d) 816

3. What was the relationship between doctors and midwives during this period?
(a) Nonexistent
(b) Amicable
(c) Skeptical
(d) Hostile

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

5. For how many years did Martha work as a midwife?
(a) 50
(b) 40
(c) 20
(d) 10

Short Answer Questions

1. Many historians consider Martha's diary to be _____________.

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

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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