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 woke up Mattie?

2. Where are the Ogilvie sons?

3. After reading Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 how would you characterize Matilda's relationship with her mother?

4. Who is dropped off in front of the coffeehouse at the end of the chapter?

5. Where is Mattie moved on the tenth day?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Grandfather feels that Nathaniel Benson must do something before he will ever be able to amount to anything. What is it that he feels he should do?

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

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

5. 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?

6. What scares Mattie more than anything at the end of Chapter 12?

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

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

9. Why does Mattie's mother want her to leave the room?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Look at the first chapter and the epilogue. There are many similarities and differences between these two chapters. Compare and contrast these two chapters paying particular attention to the main characters. Be sure to cite specific examples to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Philadelphia is an important setting in the novel. Discuss the significance of this setting focusing on its impact on plot and character development. Then discuss how the story would be different if the story were set elsewhere. Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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