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. Who sends Mattie, Eliza, and the children a lot of food?

2. Where does Mattie fall asleep?

3. One of the neighbors suggests that Mattie can find help for Nell by talking to whom?

4. Why does Mattie not want to wake Grandfather for help?

5. What do medical experts believe about Dr.Rush's treatments of the Yellow Fever patients?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are people who left the city acting differently from those who stayed in the city?

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

4. Find two examples of how people showed fear and panic during the epidemic.

5. Why can the children not stay at the cooperage?

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

7. What type of information does Mr. Brown say that he is now reporting in his newspaper?

8. Why is the Sharp home destroyed inside?

9. Why will Mattie and Eliza have to go through lawyers in order to be partners?

10. Why does Eliza move the furniture outside?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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