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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. What insult does Matilda say to her mother?
(a) She tells her that she is mean.
(b) She tells her that she is ugly.
(c) She tells her she hates her.
(d) She tells her she is horrid.

2. Where is Mattie allowed to go when she leaves the house?
(a) The market for supplies for the coffeehouse.
(b) To see her friend Nathaniel Benson.
(c) To the river for a swim.
(d) The blacksmith's to talk to Matthew.

3. How did Polly die?
(a) She has been sick for a long time.
(b) She was struck by a sudden fever.
(c) She was run down by a horse.
(d) She drowned.

4. What is wrong with Mattie?
(a) Nothing, she is fine.
(b) She has the stomach flu.
(c) She has Yellow Fever.
(d) She has the chicken pox.

5. When thinking about her grandfather, her mother and Eliza, Mattie decides that who has the most strong-headed opinions?
(a) Mrs. Cook.
(b) Grandfather.
(c) Eliza.
(d) They are an even match.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why must Eliza go home at night?

2. Why does Mattie handle the bills and the exchange of money?

3. What doe Mattie use to make a pillow fro Grandfather?

4. Where does the clerk threaten to take Mattie?

5. Where is Mattie moved on the tenth day?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would you characterize Mattie's feelings toward Nathaniel Benson after reading Chapter 5?

2. What do Mattie and her mother argue about at the end of Chapter 3?

3. Describe Mattie's morning in Chapter 1.

4. What do some people in the coffeehouse suggest is causing the sickness?

5. What three things does a soldier need to fight?

6. Describe what the city looks like as Mattie and Grandfather ride the wagon through it.

7. Why does Eliza feel that Philadelphia is the best city for free African Americans to live?

8. How does the author use foreshadowing to tell the reader that Colette may be ill?

9. What do Mattie and Grandfather learn at the newspaper office?

10. Why does Mattie distrust Dr. Rowley?

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