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

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

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

4. Many men during Martha's lifetime thought that education for a woman was ________________.
(a) Critical
(b) Unlikely
(c) Optional
(d) Unnecessary

5. What does Martha experience for the first time during this period?
(a) The Baptism of her last child
(b) The first time she delivers a child
(c) The birth of her first child
(d) The death of a mother and child

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Martha charge for each birth?

2. What is the perception of midwives among women?

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

4. What was Martha Ballard's maiden name?

5. How many children did Martha have?

(see the answer key)

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