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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Two: All Was Not Right.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the date at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) August 1.
(b) July 15.
(c) August 3.
(d) July 31.

2. When had Dr. Rush seen a similar sickness before?
(a) 1762.
(b) 1784.
(c) 1771.
(d) 1750.

3. How old was Benjamin Rush in 1793?
(a) 39.
(b) 54.
(c) 61.
(d) 47.

4. How many physicians were in Philadelphia in 1793?
(a) 25.
(b) 80.
(c) 68.
(d) 57.

5. How many humors did physicians believe there were in the human body?
(a) 7.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 6.

Short Answer Questions

1. What illness was seen in January of 1793?

2. How many people lived in Philadelphia in 1793?

3. What was Catherine LeMaigre's husband's name?

4. To Catherine LeMaigre, what part of her body did she feel as though it was burning up?

5. A few days before being called to care for Catherine LeMaigre, which doctor had lost his daughter to the same fever?

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