Fever and American Plague Final Quiz
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by Diana Ouellette
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
Fever/An American Plague Quiz
1
8 pts
Yellow fever is a modern-day time bomb.” This is an example of?
A Imagery
B Metaphor
C Personification
D Irony
2
9 pts
One major difference in the New York epidemic of 1858 compared to Philadelphia was?
A fewer people died from the disease
B doctors knew about quarantining ill patients
C it was no longer believed to be imported
D doctors knew the exact cause of the fever
3
9 pts
The most prominent feature of this chapter which the author uses in presenting history includes?
A dialogue
B imagery
C statistics and dates
D informal tone
4
9 pts
The first credible connection between mosquitoes and yellow fever occurred
A when Dr. Jesse Lazear died after allowing himself to be bitten
B when Dr. Josiah Nott noticed yellow fever cases diminished after draining swamps
C when Dr. Carlos Finlay conducted his experiments
D two German scientists discovered disease-causing organisms called viruses.
5
9 pts
Read the following passage:
The Washington Post denounced the findings in a November 2, 1900, editorial: ‘Of all the silly and nonsensical rigamarole of yellow fever that has yet found its way into print---and there has been enough of it to build a fleet---the silliest beyond compare is to be found in the arguments and theories generated by a mosquito hypothesis.’
The best definition of the word “denounced” is
A Supported
B Published
C Announced
D Condemned
6
8 pts
Which statement below is true?
A There is no cure for yellow fever today.
B Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia was unable to recognize the seriousness of the disease.
C There is plenty of available vaccines in the United States today to handle an outbreak of yellow fever.
D Mosquito-borne diseases have changed very little throughout history.
7
9 pts
What is the best choice for a possible Theme for Fever 1793
A Crime doesn't pay
B Perserverance can get one through difficult times
C Love is blind
D Violence doesn't solve anything
8
9 pts
In Fever 1793, the book ends at the same time of day as when it began. Why do you think the author chose to start and end the book when Mattie is waking up?
A The author was illustrating how it was a new day and Mattie is safe
B The author was letting her readers know Mattie is safe
C The author was setting the ending up for a sequel
D The author was showing how Mattie has grown
9
15 pts
Look at the drawing from Harper’s Weekly, September 11, 1858 on page 126. Respond to the following questions:
1. State the setting of this drawing (Include time and specific location).
10
15 pts
Name an emotion being portrayed by the artist which this drawing suggests. Explain your thinking.
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