Fever 1793 Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 did Polly die?

2. Who is King George?

3. Why does Mattie's mother make such a fuss over the invitation?

4. What does Matilda believe has made her mother so bitter?

5. What doe Mattie use to make a pillow fro Grandfather?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Eliza suggest that Mattie and Nell should do until the epidemic is over?

2. Why is the Sharp home destroyed inside?

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

4. Who are the horsemen that stop the wagon?

5. Does Yellow Fever still exist and if so where?

6. Why does Mattie tell Eliza all of the details about what she has been through?

7. What happens when Grandfather comes downstairs?

8. What is Mattie and Nell's relationship at this point?

9. Why does Eliza move the furniture outside?

10. What does Mattie give thanks for at the end of Chapter 17?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are several characters who influence the person that Mattie becomes. Select the two characters who you believe have the greatest impact on her development and:

1) Describe each character's actions or beliefs as they relate to Mattie.

2) Discuss the impact of this character on Mattie's life and personality.

3) Discuss why you selected each particular character. What about each character made him/her more of an influence on Mattie than others?

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In FEVER, 1793 the author presents viewpoints on the themes of fear and perseverance vs. hope.

1) Describe the viewpoints presented on each of these themes.

2) Describe the characters presenting each of these themes.

3) Discuss the role that each of this conflict plays in the novel. Then discuss which the author thinks is more powerful.

Support your ideas with specific examples from the novel.

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