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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did the fever reappear in Philadelphia?
(a) 1798 and 1804.
(b) 1795, 1797, 1799, 1801.
(c) 1796 and 1803.
(d) 1794, 1796, 1797, and 1798.

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

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

4. How old was the servant boy that Dr. Rush trained to open a vein and see the sick?
(a) 13.
(b) 12.
(c) 14.
(d) 11.

5. From Rev.Helmuth's congregation, how many died at the beginning of October?
(a) 27.
(b) 130.
(c) 102.
(d) 78.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the occupation of a man named Mr. Brooks who reopened his shop on October 31 and died of yellow fever on November 3?

2. After Dr. Rush's assistants bled him and administered the purge, how many days did it take for him to get back on his feet?

3. How much did a jury award Dr. Rush including court costs when he sued Cobbett for libel?

4. How many whale oil streetlamps were in Philadelphia in 1793?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Rev. Helmuth write about visits he made at night to visit the sick?

2. How did Dr. Jean Deveze treat fever patients?

3. When Jones and Allen took Carey to task for things he wrote in his book about blacks, what did Carey add to his book?

4. What type of news did Philip Freneau print during the plague?

5. What was the Ten-and-Ten treatment?

6. What were sleeping accommodations like in Germantown?

7. What signs were there that the fever seemed to be gaining in strength and deadliness in Chapter 8?

8. Why were conditions so desperate at Bush Hill?

9. What type of treatment did Dr. William Currie recommend?

10. What was bloodletting?

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