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

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

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

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

5. For how many years had doctors been using bloodletting or phlebotomy?
(a) Nearly 3,500.
(b) About 1,000.
(c) More than 2,500.
(d) Over 3,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what type of church was Reverend John Schmidt a pastor?

2. How much did the citizens of Manhattan send to aid Philadelphians?

3. When did the fever reappear in Philadelphia?

4. How many died from yellow fever on Saturday, October 12?

5. How many bleedings did the Free African Society perform?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was Peter Helm?

3. What did Dr. Rush do when the College of Physicians declared that the plague had not been caused by yellow fever?

4. Why did Dr. Rush continue seeing patients when he had yellow fever himself?

5. What did Secretary of War Henry Knox do when President Washington left him in charge of the government in Philadelphia?

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

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

8. Where did water come from in 1793?

9. Who Was Dolley Payne Todd?

10. What other problems did Philadelphia have other than the plague?

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