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

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Martha's biggest problem during Ephraim's incarceration?
(a) Having no one to talk to at night
(b) Getting flax for her wool
(c) Getting wood for the winter
(d) Paying the bills

2. Who headed up the band of white Indians?
(a) Elijah Barton
(b) Mr. Densmore
(c) Jonathan Ballard
(d) Dr. Page

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

4. How many nights had Ephraim spent in the woods as a surveyor?
(a) 239
(b) 300
(c) 103
(d) 59

5. What are the names of the two children who survived?
(a) James and Ellen
(b) James and Anna
(c) Martha and John
(d) James and Martha

Short Answer Questions

1. Who committed a murder/suicide on July 9, 1806?

2. To what event is Martha invited?

3. What is the other reason that makes Martha's diary to special?

4. What is Martha's focus during this time period?

5. What is the name of the man who came for the two remaining children?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name the two reasons Martha's diary is so special.

2. How did Martha's complete diary find its way to being published in its entirety?

3. What was occurring in 1809 which could be likened to the Boston Tea Party?

4. What was the impact of the Jefferson Embargo?

5. How did Charles Elventon Nash incorporate Martha's diary into his history of Augusta?

6. Describe the terms of Ephraim's incarceration.

7. With what content did Martha prefer to fill her diary instead of news of politics and conflict?

8. What were the challenges Ephraim faced in his surveying work?

9. What complicated the community's recovery period after the Purrinton murders?

10. Who were Captain Purrinton and his family?

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