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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through November 1792.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the term used when the groom retrieves his bride from her parents' home?
(a) Housekeeping
(b) Kidnapping
(c) Homemaking
(d) Honeymoon

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

3. What business did men handle during Martha's lifetime?
(a) Public business
(b) Education work
(c) Legal work
(d) Religious work

4. With whom does Dolly Ballard apprentice as a dressmaker?
(a) Mrs. Franklin
(b) Mrs. Foster
(c) Mrs. Dunham
(d) Mrs. Densmore

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many young women did Martha employ in her home between the years of 1785-1800?

2. How are 18th century weddings described?

3. Who is Ephraim Ballard?

4. To what state do Martha and Ephraim move with their family?

5. What does Martha experience for the first time during this period?

(see the answer key)

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