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. Why does Joseph not come to the coffeehouse?

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

3. At the end of chapter 17 what does Mattie do?

4. Where does Nell sleep?

5. Who does Mattie walk home with?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Mattie get rid of the robbers?

5. What happens when Grandfather comes downstairs?

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

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

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

9. Why does Eliza move the furniture outside?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast Eliza and Mrs. Cook. In your essay:

1) Describe Eliza (focus on her physical appearance as well as her personality).

2) Describe Mrs. Cook focus on her physical appearance as well as her personality).

3) Analyze their similarities and differences.

Use specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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