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 Mattie's mother fuss about?

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

3. What does Mattie ask Mr. Brown to do?

4. What do Grandfather and Mattie find when they look upstairs?

5. When does Eliza return home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Eliza's reaction when she sees Mattie?

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

4. What does Mattie find when she goes to the market?

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

6. Why does Mattie feel like a traitor when she is walking Nell to the orphan house?

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

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

9. Why does Grandfather allow Mattie to order him to bed when they reach the coffeehouse?

10. How did the Ludingtons try to find Mattie?

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

Mattie's mother and grandfather have a strong influence on her. Describe at least three ways that Mattie's family influences her development then discuss and analyze the impact these have on her. Is she better or worse for these influences? Why? Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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