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. Why is Ephraim arrested?
(a) He writes scandalous editorials
(b) He is $800 short in his accounting
(c) He refuses to pay his taxes
(d) He cheats customers on a regular basis

2. Which of the following is not a reason that someone stays with Martha and Ephraim each night?
(a) Cook food for Martha and Ephraim
(b) Help Martha and Ephraim with chores
(c) They have set fire to the house before
(d) It relieves the crowding in Jonathan's house

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

4. What was the profession of John Davis Jr.'s father?
(a) Lawyer
(b) Editor
(c) Miller
(d) Surveyor

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Ephraim consider his imprisonment?

2. Who is ambushing survey crews?

3. Why was Ephraim released during the days?

4. In what field does Martha's family remain?

5. Which of the following is not one of the hardships associated with surveying?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Martha's only real problem during Ephraim's incarceration?

2. What were the circumstances preceding Ephraim's arrest?

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

4. Martha's garden was always important to her but why was it especially critical during 1809?

5. Describe the terms of Ephraim's incarceration.

6. How does this chapter show a real personal crisis for Martha?

7. How did Ephraim get embroiled in events that would lead to the Malta War of 1809?

8. What happened in the aftermath of the Purrinton murders?

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

10. What was the state of Martha's mental and physical health now that she is 70-years-old?

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