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. At the beginning of Chapter 6 what does Mattie vow never to complain about again?

2. Where does Grandfather spend the night?

3. Why is Mattie Leaving?

4. What does Mattie go to find once Grandfather has fallen asleep?

5. Who will stay with Mrs. Cook?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Mrs. Bowles suggest to Mattie that she come work at the orphan house?

3. How did the Ludingtons try to find Mattie?

4. Why did some people wait until George Washington returned to come back to the city?

5. What type of information does Mr. Brown say that he is now reporting in his newspaper?

6. Why will Mattie and Eliza have to go through lawyers in order to be partners?

7. When does Mattie feel that there are ghosts nearby?

8. 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?

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

10. Why can the children not stay at the cooperage?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At times throughout the novel Mattie and Eliza depend on one another. Look back through the novel and:

1) Describe how their relationship evolves.

2) Discuss the impact that their relationship has at each point in the novel.

Use specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Setting is important to the plot in this novel. Select three of the settings in the novel and:

1) Describe the setting in detail.

2) Discuss how it influence the plot and character development. Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

One of the topics that FEVER, 1793 addresses is the contrast between how the city was before the epidemic and how the city is after the epidemic. In your essay:

1) Describe the city before the epidemic.

2) Describe the city after the epidemic.

3) Analyze the similarities and differences between these two periods.

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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