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Fever 1793 Chapters 1-5

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  • Q1
    Where does Matilda live?
    New York
  • Q2
    What business does Matilda's family own?
    A dry goods store
    A small printing shop
    A coffeehouse
    A restaurant
  • Q3
    Who is Silas?
    A businessman friend of Matilda's grandfather
    A free black man who helps with running the family business
    A character in Matilda's favorite book
    A cat that lives with Matilda
  • Q4
    What historical event sparked an increase in Matilda's family business?
    A huge battle took place during the War of Independence right outside the business, making it a historical landmark
    All the businesses near the water had to close due to the fever, making people come further into the city
    Someone was murdered just outside the front door, bringing lots of press, gossip and business
    George Washington built his home a few blocks away
  • Q5
    What happened to Matilda's father?
    He was killed by the fever
    He moved to another city to try and open his business in another location
    He died when he fell off a ladder and broke his neck
    He went bankrupt and was put in prison for people who owed debt
  • Q6
    Who is King George?
    A parrot won in a card game
    The new king of Great Britain who wants to regain to control in America
    An old friend of Matilda's grandfather
    A horse that Matilda's grandfather loses while gambling
  • Q7
    What is Eliza's living situation like?
    Her husband was able to buy her out of slavery, making her a free black. She is still treated differently than white people, but is free.
    She's a slave owned by Matilda's family and is happy with her life since they treat her with respect and kindness.
    Her husband was able to buy her out of slavery, making her a free black. She is treated with the same respect as while people.
    She is a slave owned by Matilda's family. She is trying to buy her way out of slavery.
  • Q8
    What future does Matilda dream of for herself?
    She wants to move the country where she can enjoy the scenery and fresh air.
    She wants to be married to a rich and noble gentleman.
    She wants to take over the family business and eventually pass it on to her children.
    She wants to travel to France and one day own several business of her own.
  • Q9
    Why doesn't Polly show up for work?
    Her parents decided she is to marry a wealthy man who can support her.
    She hears rumor about the fever and is too scared to leave the house.
    She died overnight due to a fever.
    She was too busy flirting with Matthew, the blacksmith's son.
  • Q10
    Describe the atmosphere at Matilda's family business in the afternoon.
    The business is closed to clean up from the lunch crowd and prepare for the upcoming dinner crowd.
    The business is packed with people talking about politics and news.
    The business is full of children wanting after school snacks.
    The business has slowed down since the most people are at work.
  • Q11
    What rumor is circulating through the city?
    The British people are planning another attack.
    The market is suffering because the weather has been so dry.
    A fever is plaguing people, and it is originating from the area around the docks.
    Matilda will soon be married to Nathaniel Benson.
  • Q12
    Why is Matilda's mother thinking of sending her to live with a family friend in the country?
    He mother is tired of Matilda's attitude and laziness and wants to punish her.
    Her mother is afraid that Matilda will catch the fever and die if she stays in the city.
    Her mother is worried Matilda will try to run off with Nathaniel Benson.
    Her mother cannot support her any longer due to the rising cost of owning a business.
  • Q13
    How does Matilda's mother feel about the boy Matilda has a crush on?
    She likes him and thinks it is a good match.
    She fears he is too old for her daughter and will die much sooner than Matilda.
    She thinks he is too easily angered and may end up hurting her daughter.
    She thinks he is going nowhere in life and is therefore not a suitable match.
  • Q14
    Aside from telling the time, why do the church bells ring?
    To signify someone has just been married.
    To signify another person has died.
    To signify someone has just given birth.
    To signify the start of another church service.
  • Q15
    How is the community dealing with the many deaths that have been occurring?
    They are all fleeing to the country to avoid the possibility of death and the city is becoming abandoned.
    Many people don't believe a fever is spreading They say those who are dying are sinners or the deaths are just a coincidence.
    They are trying to find doctors from other cities to help treat people and figure out a cure for the fever.
    People are very sad and upset, wearing all black to show they are in the mourning.

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