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. Why did Eliza want Mattie to cut her some asparagus grass?

2. Who does Grandfather compare Mattie to?

3. What does Mattie worry her mother wanted more than her?

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

5. Who stays with Mattie through the night?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does Jeannine insult Mattie and her mother?

8. What is Grandfather's response to the clerk when he suggests sending Mattie to the orphan hose?

9. What does Nathaniel Benson send Mattie?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The coffee shop 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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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