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. What is causing Mattie's terrible dreams?

2. What does Mattie suggest doing tomorrow?

3. Who does Grandfather compare Mattie to?

4. What type of lessons does Grandfather give Mattie?

5. What does Mattie compare the clerk to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does the doctor suggest that the women and children should go?

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

4. Who are the horsemen that stop the wagon?

5. Why does Mattie distrust Dr. Rowley?

6. What did Grandfather find when he returned home to the coffeehouse?

7. Who is Mr. Stephen Girard?

8. How many people have been predicted to die?

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

10. Describe Mattie's morning in Chapter 1.

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 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.

Essay Topic 3

One of the themes FEVER, 1793 addresses is motivation. 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.

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