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 does Nell cry out for?

2. When does Eliza return home?

3. What was Mattie dreaming about at the beginning of Chapter 19?

4. Who does Mattie plan to visit on Sunday?

5. What is Grandfather's contribution to dinner?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Mattie promise her mother that she will not wear her clothes.

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

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

5. What does Eliza suggest that Mattie and Nell should do until the epidemic is over?

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

7. What is Mattie and Nell's relationship at this point?

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

9. Why is the Sharp home destroyed inside?

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

Friendship is an important topic in this novel.

1) Describe the different ways friendship is presented in the book in detail

2) Then discuss the message the author is trying to make about friendships. In other words, what is her view of friendships? What does she think is important in a friendship? What does she do to show the reader this is her belief?

Be sure to cite specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

FEVER, 1793 presents and comments on death and disease.

1) Discuss how each of these ideas is presented in the novel.

2) Then examine the author's view on the topics. What commentary do you think she is trying to make about death and disease? Why?

Be sure to support your ideas with evidence from the novel.

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