Fever 1793 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the Ogilvie daughters treat Mattie?

2. How does Mattie reacting to leaving?

3. How did Polly die?

4. What happens to Colette at the end of Chapter 7?

5. How many people have died in the city within the first week of the fever?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Grandfather's response to the clerk when he suggests sending Mattie to the orphan hose?

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

3. What has Grandfather been doing while Mattie has been recovering?

4. Has Mattie's mother always been "a tired and bitter captain"?

5. Describe Grandfather as he leaves on the wagon.

6. What is the soldier's trick for finding water that Mattie uses?

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

8. What does Nathaniel Benson send Mattie?

9. The business at the coffeehouse has improved due to the fever therefore the Cook family has some extra money. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done with the money. What are their ideas?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 26 Mattie states, "Yellow Fever had certainly done away with vanity." What do you think she means by this statement? How would you have reacted if your "vanity" was taken away by disease? Why?

Be sure to cite specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

One of the themes FEVER, 1793 addresses is fear. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas. Do you believe that the novel does a good job of expounding on this theme? Defend your answer.

Essay Topic 3

FEVER, 1793 presents and comments on death and disease.

1) Discuss how each of these ideas is presented in the novel.

2) Then examine the author's view on the topics. What commentary do you think she is trying to make about death and disease? Why?

Be sure to support your ideas with evidence from the novel.

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