Fever 1793 Test | Final 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 does Eliza see when she looks at the boy's eyes?

2. Why does Mrs. Ludington have to return to the farm?

3. What did Mother Smith have sent to the cooperage?

4. Where does Mattie fall asleep?

5. Where does Eliza go in the morning?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mother Smith suggest that Mattie is doing more harm than good to Nell?

2. Why did Mattie's mother take a horse from the Ludingtons' farm and ride off?

3. At the end of Chapter 18 what does Mattie daydream about?

4. Why does Mattie say that it is more difficult to care for children?

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

6. How does Mattie get rid of the robbers?

7. What happens when Grandfather comes downstairs?

8. Why does Eliza move the furniture outside?

9. What does the short excerpt at the beginning of the chapter foreshadow?

10. Why does Mattie tell Eliza that the children should not be bled?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Mattie and her mother's relationship develops and their bond is strengthened through absence.

1) Describe their relationship at several points in the novel.

2) Explain how their relationship changes.

3) Analyze why this change happens. What causes it to happen?

Use evidence from the novel to support your ideas.

(see the answer keys)

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