An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what part of the state house building were the rooms of Joseph Fry, the doorkeeper who died from the fever?
(a) West.
(b) North.
(c) South.
(d) East.

2. How much money was donated to refugees from Santo Domingo?
(a) $5,000.
(b) $10,000.
(c) $15,000.
(d) $20,000.

3. What was the name of the newspaper that was printed at the beginning of Chapter 3?
(a) Daily News.
(b) The Federal Gazette.
(c) Inquirer.
(d) City Paper.

4. How many Guardians were in charge of caring for the poor who did not live in the city almshouse?
(a) 17.
(b) 34.
(c) 21.
(d) 14.

5. How many watchmen were supposed to watch the streets of Philadelphia at night?
(a) 41.
(b) 37.
(c) 16.
(d) 23.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did George Washington plan to be gone from Philadelphia when he left the city?

2. Where was the militia company stationed that shot off a cannon in Chapter 4?

3. How old was Benjamin Rush in 1793?

4. What was the average yearly income in Philadelphia in 1793?

5. Where did federal department heads move their offices?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Mayor Clarkson concerned about the rising number of penniless people in Philadelphia?

2. What did doctors base their medical thinking upon in the 1700s?

3. Why did Benjamin Rush ask the Free African society to help nurse the sick and attend to the dead?

4. Who decided that a cannon should be fired in the streets of Philadelphia at the end of August?

5. Who were the first two doctors called to see Catherine LeMaigre?

6. Why did the members of the Pennsylvania legislature become fearful two days after they began meeting at the statehouse?

7. What business was conducted by the members of the Pennsylvania legislature before they adjourned?

8. What were the main reasons why people stayed in the city during the plague?

9. Describe Matthew Clarkson's upbringing and career.

10. What did most doctors in Philadelphia believe caused the sickness?

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