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

2. How many children does Martha deliver in her lifetime?
(a) 816
(b) 503
(c) 192
(d) 50

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

4. What happens to Jonathan Ballard during his employment with Peter Jones at the mill?
(a) He was terminated
(b) He was injured
(c) He was promoted
(d) He bought the business

5. How does Martha refer to single women in her diary?
(a) Miss or their first name
(b) Ms. or their first name
(c) Miss or their fiance's name
(d) Miss or their father's name

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Dr. Page not understand?

2. What was the birth to death ratio in Martha's town between the years of 1785 and 1790?

3. What is the bulk of Martha's diary?

4. How are 18th century weddings described?

5. For how many years did Martha work as a midwife?

(see the answer key)

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