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. In what town are the Ballards living in 1787?
(a) Hallowell
(b) Boston
(c) Albany
(d) Halperin

2. On what river does Martha spend much of her time?
(a) Ohio River
(b) Colorado River
(c) Mississippi River
(d) Kennebec River

3. What is the perception of midwives among those in authority?
(a) Scorn
(b) Trust
(c) Fear
(d) Skepticism

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

5. What business did women handle during Martha's lifetime?
(a) Unseen community business
(b) Volunteer work
(c) Editorial work
(d) Education work

Short Answer Questions

1. Martha began to keep a diary because ___________________________.

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

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

4. In what year does Martha start her diary?

5. How many children does Martha deliver in her lifetime?

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