A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through September 1788.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did Martha use as purgatives?
(a) Marshmallow root
(b) Licorice
(c) Senna
(d) Henna

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was Martha Ballard's maiden name?

3. What is the function of a midwife?

4. What is Martha's sister's name?

5. How did Ephraim and Jonathan assist in Martha's weaving business?

(see the answer key)

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