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. Who is Polly?

2. What does King George demand from Mattie?

3. Why Eliza so important to the Coffeehouse?

4. Matilda and her mother live above what type of business?

5. What do the men in the coffeehouse say that they need to find for Mattie?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Grandfather want Mattie to do with the money he gives her?

2. How does Mattie try to catch fish in the stream?

3. What does Nathaniel Benson send Mattie?

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

5. Who is Mr. Stephen Girard?

6. How many people have been predicted to die?

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

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

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

10. Describe Grandfather as he leaves on the wagon.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mattie grows and changes as a character as the novel progresses. At the same time, she holds to a core set of values. Compare and contrast Mattie at several different stages in her development. Be sure to cite examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Friendship is an important topic in this novel.

1) Describe the different ways friendship is presented in the book in detail

2) Then discuss the message the author is trying to make about friendships. In other words, what is her view of friendships? What does she think is important in a friendship? What does she do to show the reader this is her belief?

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

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