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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through February 1801.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Ephraim encounter who do not give up their land?
(a) U.S. army troops
(b) Native Americans
(c) Squatters
(d) French explorers

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

3. What did Dr. Page not understand?
(a) obstetrics
(b) false labor
(c) hormones
(d) breech birth

4. How many children did Martha have?
(a) 5
(b) 6
(c) 9
(d) 3

5. What was Ephraim's profession?
(a) Lawyer and judge
(b) Surveyor and judge
(c) Surveyor and miller
(d) Lawyer and miller

Short Answer Questions

1. Were marriages arranged in the 18th century?

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

3. What major problem does Martha have with living in the new house?

4. Which of the following is not something Martha noted in her diary about each birth?

5. What was a normal occurrence during courtship?

(see the answer key)

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