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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through December 1793.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Ephraim and Jonathan assist in Martha's weaving business?
(a) Accounting
(b) Sales
(c) Sheared sheep and broke flax
(d) Weaving

2. Martha's diary entries did not follow the same tone as other midwives from ________________.
(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) Rhode Island
(d) England

3. How many babies did Martha deliver in 1793?
(a) 53
(b) 37
(c) 35
(d) 17

4. Whose illegitimate child does Martha deliver in October of 1791?
(a) Rebecca Foster
(b) Sally Pierce
(c) Ellen Franklin
(d) Rebecca Densmore

5. What was a normal occurrence during courtship?
(a) going to church
(b) having picnics
(c) pre-marital sex
(d) going dancing

Short Answer Questions

1. Delivering babies was left primarily to whom?

2. Which social and economic class had more out-of-wedlock births?

3. What term did Martha use for a woman in labor?

4. Why does Dr. Page become a problem for Martha?

5. What did Martha use as purgatives?

(see the answer key)

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