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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. By the time Dr. Rush contracted yellow fever, how many doctors had died?
(a) 10.
(b) 5.
(c) 12.
(d) 7.

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

5. In what alley did Helmuth find 40 dead?
(a) Water.
(b) Brush.
(c) Appletree.
(d) Maple.

6. What state refused to allow a ship from Philadelphia to land and take on water?
(a) Massachusetts.
(b) New York.
(c) Delaware.
(d) New Jersey.

7. At the beginning of Chapter 6, about how many persons were ill with the fever?
(a) 7,000.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 6,000.
(d) 8,000.

8. How much did Thomas Jefferson estimate that it cost him to get to Germantown?
(a) $80.
(b) $5.
(c) $45.
(d) $15.

9. When did Dr. Rush realize that he had yellow fever?
(a) September 14.
(b) September 21.
(c) September 12.
(d) September 18.

10. How many times did it rain in September, 1793?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

11. How often had the College of Physicians promised to meet during the plague?
(a) Once a month.
(b) Every Monday.
(c) Every other week.
(d) Every Tuesday.

12. What newspaper was printed occasionally by September?
(a) National Gazette.
(b) Philadelphia Chronicle.
(c) Philadelphia Daily Advertiser.
(d) Federal Gazette.

13. How many bleedings did the Free African Society perform?
(a) About 500.
(b) 600.
(c) 750.
(d) Over 800.

14. Who had President Washington put in charge when he left Philadelphia?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) James Madison.
(c) Henry Knox.
(d) John Hancock.

15. What paper did Andrew Brown publish?
(a) Daily News.
(b) National Gazette.
(c) Chronicle.
(d) Federal Gazette.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did George Washington make a personal inspection of Philadelphia?

2. How many bundles of shirts and dresses for orphans were sent by the Widow Grubb?

3. What Revolutionary War hero wrote begging Dr. Rush for his help during the 1797 yellow fever epidemic?

4. What was the name of a memorable poem written by Philip Freneau?

5. How much more did the committee spend than it had received in donations?

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