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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What eye condition did Matthew Clarkson have?
(a) Amblyopia.
(b) Blepharitis.
(c) Strabismus.
(d) Cataracts.

2. After a sailor died in a boarding house, who was the next person to die?
(a) Mr. Moore.
(b) Mr. Peter Aston.
(c) Mr. Denny.
(d) Mrs. Richard Parkinson.

3. When did Matthew Clarkson become mayor of Philadelphia?
(a) 1792.
(b) 1791.
(c) 1789.
(d) 1790.

4. A few days before being called to care for Catherine LeMaigre, which doctor had lost his daughter to the same fever?
(a) Dr. Foulke.
(b) Dr. Wyatt.
(c) Dr. Rush.
(d) Dr. Hodge.

5. Where was Dr. Rush's wife that summer of 1793?
(a) Trenton.
(b) Princeton.
(c) Amherst.
(d) Hartford.

6. On August 27, how many senators from the Pennsylvania legislature met at the state house?
(a) 10.
(b) 12.
(c) 15.
(d) 17.

7. How many Guardians were in charge of caring for the poor who did not live in the city almshouse?
(a) 17.
(b) 14.
(c) 34.
(d) 21.

8. How many of his children did Charles Willson Peale shut inside his museum-residence along with himself and his wife?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 4.
(d) 7.

9. How many rooms were there in Bush Hill?
(a) 9.
(b) 10.
(c) 8.
(d) 11.

10. What was the name of the second-year medical student who volunteered to help at Bush Hill?
(a) Mason Davidson.
(b) Edward Franklin.
(c) Isaac Hayes.
(d) Charles Caldwell.

11. How many times a day did Charles Willson Peale fire a musket inside his house?
(a) 7.
(b) 5.
(c) 8.
(d) 6.

12. What year was a French watercolor done to show a yellow fever victim in the early stages of the illness?
(a) 1819.
(b) 1751.
(c) 1796.
(d) 1902.

13. How many children did Clarkson have?
(a) 8.
(b) 9.
(c) 7.
(d) 5.

14. What doctor wrote about the disgusting aspects of the vomit that spewed from fever victims?
(a) Isaac Cathrall.
(b) William Lewis.
(c) Walter Reed.
(d) Benjamin Rush.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many watchmen were supposed to watch the streets of Philadelphia at night?

2. How old was Catherine LeMaigre when she became ill?

3. How many representatives met at the state house on August 27?

4. How often would Catherine LeMaigre vomit?

5. What were the sewers called in Philadelphia?

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