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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did many people sprinkle around their rooms after whitewashing them?
(a) Vinegar.
(b) Ashes.
(c) Dirt.
(d) Baking soda.

2. How long had medical professionals believed that disease was caused by body humors being out of balance?
(a) 700 years.
(b) 2,500 years.
(c) 500 years.
(d) 3,000 years.

3. How many people died in two houses on the same street during one week?
(a) 8.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 15.

4. Who lent his house to George and Martha Washington?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Benjamin Rush.
(c) Robert Morris.
(d) Matthew Clarkson

5. Where did John Bill Ricketts take his circus for the summer?
(a) Rhode Island.
(b) Manhattan.
(c) Salem.
(d) Georgia.

6. How did Louis XVI die?
(a) Beheaded.
(b) In a dungeon with no food or water.
(c) Hung.
(d) Shot by a firing squad.

7. What was the name of the doctor who had studied yellow fever, but never seen it?
(a) Dr. Samuel Griffitts.
(b) Dr. Benjamin Rush.
(c) Dr. William Currie.
(d) Dr. Benjamin Duffield.

8. According to Dr. Hodge, where did the first deaths from the fever happen?
(a) 4th St.
(b) On or near Water St.
(c) 13th St.
(d) On or near Main St.

9. Where did Jones and Allen discover a house where the mother was dead, the father was dying, and the children were huddled together, frightened and hungry?
(a) Beckett's Allley.
(b) Water St.
(c) Main St.
(d) Emsley's Alley.

10. To Catherine LeMaigre, what part of her body did she feel as though it was burning up?
(a) Back.
(b) Head.
(c) Stomach.
(d) Face.

11. What was the name of Clarkson's son who died during the plague?
(a) William.
(b) Peter.
(c) James.
(d) Gerard.

12. How many families did Jones and Allen visit in one day?
(a) 15.
(b) 10.
(c) 5.
(d) 20.

13. What cargo did the sloop Amelia bring to Philadelphia?
(a) Bananas.
(b) Coffee.
(c) Beef.
(d) Lamb.

14. How old was Matthew Clarkson when the plague struck Philadelphia?
(a) 48.
(b) 39.
(c) 60.
(d) 57.

15. What day of the week were the recommendations published from the College of Physicians?
(a) Sunday.
(b) Thursday.
(c) Tuesday.
(d) Friday.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the nationality of the sailor who had a fever and seizures before he died on August 3?

3. How many Guardians were in charge of caring for the poor who did not live in the city almshouse?

4. How many groups in Philadelphia stepped forward and offered to help with the sick and deceased?

5. What was the name of the newspaper that was printed at the beginning of Chapter 3?

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