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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 is the significance of Washington Square?
2. What insect spreads Yellow Fever?
3. How regularly did Mattie bathe before the fever?
4. What does Eliza see when she looks at the boy's eyes?
5. Why does Eliza tell Mattie that she should eat slowly?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Grandfather allow Mattie to order him to bed when they reach the coffeehouse?
2. Why does Mattie say that it is more difficult to care for children?
3. Why did Mattie's mother take a horse from the Ludingtons' farm and ride off?
4. Why does Mattie feel her mother would be proud of her?
5. What does Mattie give thanks for at the end of Chapter 17?
6. Why will Mattie and Eliza have to go through lawyers in order to be partners?
7. At the end of Chapter 18 what does Mattie daydream about?
8. What does Eliza suggest that Mattie and Nell should do until the epidemic is over?
9. What is Eliza's reaction when she sees Mattie?
10. Why is the Sharp home destroyed inside?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
One of the themes FEVER, 1793 addresses is fear. 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
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.
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