A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Ephraim in January of 1796?
(a) Over 70
(b) Over 40
(c) Over 50
(d) Over 60

2. What type of seeds did the merchants sell?
(a) Fruit
(b) Vegetable
(c) Flowers
(d) Exotic

3. How old is Martha in the spring of 1804?
(a) 60
(b) 67
(c) 65
(d) 70

4. How is Clara Barton related to Martha?
(a) Great niece
(b) Great Granddaughter
(c) Granddaughter of her brother
(d) Granddaughter of her sister

5. What is Martha's physical state?
(a) Sprightly
(b) Crippled
(c) Terminally ill
(d) Tired and in constant pain

6. What is one reason that Martha's diary is so special?
(a) Many women of the time could not write
(b) Her businesses occupied most of her time
(c) She had nine children which kept her very busy
(d) Paper was scarce during this time

7. When did midwives stop attending autopsies?
(a) When they became more institutionalized
(b) When the midwife vomited
(c) When the midwife shrieked
(d) When the midwife fainted

8. Where does Ephraim spend his 80th birthday?
(a) Home
(b) Jonathan's house
(c) Jail
(d) The tavern

9. Where did Martha stay after the murders?
(a) With the Fosters
(b) With the Densmores
(c) With Martha and Ephraim
(d) With Jonathan and Sally

10. What phrase does Martha use to indicate that her house was fighting with her?
(a) At the end of its tether
(b) Chomping at the bit
(c) No rest for the weary
(d) Up in arms

11. Where did James stay after the murders?
(a) With Jonathan and Sally
(b) With Dr. Page
(c) With Martha and Ephraim
(d) With the Fosters

12. The confrontation between Ephraim and the answer to #115 eventually led to _______________________.
(a) War of 1812
(b) The end of Ephraim's career
(c) French and Indian War
(d) Malta War of 1809

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

14. Which family member concerns Martha because of a bad temper?
(a) Ephraim
(b) Jonathan
(c) Hannah
(d) Dolly

15. Who is Paul Chadwick?
(a) The new Hallowell minister
(b) A surveyor who volunteers to survey 100 acres of Malta
(c) The newspaper editor
(d) Martha and Ephraim's son-in-law

Short Answer Questions

1. How were the pages of Martha's diary stored?

2. How old is Martha at the beginning of 1796?

3. At what job is Ephraim working when he is arrested?

4. Young midwives are __________________ by the doctors in the area.

5. At what age does John Davis Jr. die?

(see the answer keys)

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