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 is the epidemic in the summer of 1787?
(a) Measles
(b) Malaria
(c) Smallpox
(d) Scarlet fever

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

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

4. What was Ephraim's profession?
(a) Lawyer and judge
(b) Surveyor and judge
(c) Surveyor and miller
(d) Lawyer and miller

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does Martha start her diary?

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

3. How many people died during the epidemic in 1787?

4. In what town was Martha Ballard born?

5. What does Martha charge for each birth?

(see the answer key)

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