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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Nine: A Delicate Situation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was the servant boy that Dr. Rush trained to open a vein and see the sick?
(a) 14.
(b) 13.
(c) 12.
(d) 11.

2. Whose letter did Dr. Rush find in his old medical books about the yellow plagues that had occurred in Virginia about fifty years earlier?
(a) Byant Whitcomb.
(b) Davis Miller.
(c) Charles Neece.
(d) John Mitchell.

3. How many high-ranking officials of the federal government were within a day's ride of Philadelphia?
(a) 5.
(b) 4.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

4. When did Dr. Rush hire a horse-drawn carriage and begin visiting patients after his bout with yellow fever?
(a) September 21.
(b) September 25.
(c) September 19.
(d) September 23.

5. Who was the governor of Maryland in 1793?
(a) Bryan Andrews.
(b) Thomas Sim Lee.
(c) John David Smythe.
(d) Matthew Vining.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the occupation of a man named Mr. Brooks who reopened his shop on October 31 and died of yellow fever on November 3?

2. By September 5, how many of Dr. Rush's patients did he claim improved with the Ten-and-Ten treatment?

3. How many times a day did Charles Willson Peale fire a musket inside his house?

4. What did A.B., a contributor to "Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser," find in rainwater barrels?

5. When was the last time that there was a yellow fever epidemic?

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