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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of William Cobbett's paper?
(a) The Daily News.
(b) The Porcupine's Gazette.
(c) The Eagle's Courier.
(d) The Daily Prophet.

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

3. When Rush contracted yellow fever again, how many days did he spend confined to bed unable to lift his head?
(a) 4.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 7.

4. How many weeks did Henry Knox spend in quarantine?
(a) 4 weeks.
(b) 1 week.
(c) 3 weeks.
(d) 2 weeks.

5. What Revolutionary War hero wrote begging Dr. Rush for his help during the 1797 yellow fever epidemic?
(a) Crispus Attucks.
(b) Thaddeus Kosciusko.
(c) Adam Monroe.
(d) Haym Solomon.

6. Of what type of church was Reverend John Schmidt a pastor?
(a) Episcopal.
(b) Presbyterian.
(c) Lutheran.
(d) Methodist.

7. How many whale oil streetlamps were in Philadelphia in 1793?
(a) 370.
(b) 662.
(c) 434.
(d) 514.

8. What was the name of a man who lost his entire family, including his wife, to the plague; and then married again?
(a) Roberts.
(b) Collins.
(c) Williams.
(d) Matthews.

9. How much did a jury award Dr. Rush including court costs when he sued Cobbett for libel?
(a) $8,000.
(b) $12,000.
(c) $23,000.
(d) $10,000.

10. Where did Dr. Rush apply to become a member of the medical faculty?
(a) Harvard.
(b) John Hopkins.
(c) University of Pennsylvania.
(d) Columbia University.

11. By September 5, how many of Dr. Rush's patients did he claim improved with the Ten-and-Ten treatment?
(a) 15 out of 20.
(b) 29 out of 30.
(c) 3 out of 5.
(d) 8 out of 10.

12. During the plague, how many days might it take for a letter to be sent to or from Philadelphia?
(a) 10-14 days.
(b) 8 days.
(c) 17 days.
(d) 3-6 days.

13. When did Dr. Jean Deveze volunteer to work at Bush Hill?
(a) August 31.
(b) September 1.
(c) September 16.
(d) August 25.

14. How old was Stephen Girard in 1793?
(a) 43.
(b) 36.
(c) 56.
(d) 64.

15. Which member of the special committee was in charge of providing food for the city?
(a) Israel Israel.
(b) Samuel Benge.
(c) James Sharswood.
(d) Henry Deforest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What newspaper was printed occasionally by September?

2. When did Stephen Girard contract a mild case of yellow fever?

3. How many times did it rain in September, 1793?

4. In Chapter 6 in a letter to his wife, how many patients did Dr. Rush say that he was learning had died every morning?

5. After Dr. Rush seemed to be cured of yellow fever, how many patients sought him in a day?

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