Fever 1793 Chapter One 1. Describe what Mattie’s and her mother’s room, above the coffee house, looked like. 2. What is the simile on page 3? 3. Where was Mattie’s favorite place? 4. What does the phrase, “hurried downstairs before Mother boiled,” mean? What type of figurative language is this? Chapter Two 1. What happened to Mattie’s father? 2. Who is Eliza? Describe her character. 3. Mattie’s first chore was to tend to the garden. Describe the garden. 4. Why didn’t Mother want Mattie to go looking for Polly? 5.
Why was Polly late to the coffee house? Chapter Three 1. Find an example of figurative language on page 14.
What type is it? 2. Why didn’t Mother want Mattie to take a ham to Polly’s house? 3. Why didn’t Mother want Mattie to attend the funeral? 4. What angry words did Mattie scream at her mother? Chapter Four 1. Describe the atmosphere of the coffee house by mid-afternoon. 2. Who was King George? To whom did he belong? 3. What did the customers think was spreading through Philadelphia? 4.
What responsibilities did Mattie have to assume now that Polly was gone? 5. What mistake did Mother make as she put away the china? 6. After the house was silent, what was the only noise that Mattie heard?
Chapter Five 1. In chapter five, how many people in Philadelphia had died of yellow fever? 2. In order to help her mother rest, what errand did Mattie run for her mother? 3. According to the Eplers, why did people catch the fever? 4. Who took Mattie’s basket at the market? Why did he do this? 5. Why were the church bells rung? Chapter Six 1. Who was Nathaniel Benson? Why didn’t Grandfather like him? 2. What did Mattie think they should do with the extra money from the coffee house? 3. Where did the fever come from thirty years ago? 4. What did the messenger tell Grandfather? 5.
Why didn’t Mattie want to go to tea? 6. Why did Mattie finally give in and go to tea? Chapter Seven 1. Who were the Ogilvie daughters? Describe them. 2. Why was Mattie so careful with her dress? 3. What was the real reason why Mattie didn’t speak French? 4. Colette was engaged to whom? 5. What did Jeannie say to Mother about Mother’s coffee house that was insulting? 6. At the end of the chapter, what did everyone think had happened to Colette? Chapter Eight 1. What was the estimate of the number of people that would die in Philadelphia by the the time the fever was over? . Why did the Evans choose to close up shop? 3. What was always believed to kill the fever? 4. Who was dumped out of the wheelbarrow at the end of the chapter? Chapter Nine 1. What clues were revealed that Mr. Rowley wasn’t a real doctor? 2. What are the symptoms of yellow fever? 3. In 1793, what was the common treatment of yellow fever? 4. Where was Eliza when Mother got really sick in the middle of the night? 5. Why did Mother refuse Mattie’s help and not let her into the bedroom? Chapter Ten 1. How many ounces of blood a day did the doctor take from Mattie’s mother? 2.
Why didn’t Mother want Mattie near? What was wrong with Mother? 3. Where did the family want Mattie to go in order to be safe from the fever? 4. Describe the gift Nathanial gave Mattie. 5. How long will Grandfather and Mattie stay away before they can return to the coffee house? Chapter Eleven 1. What three things does a soldier need to fight? 2. Why did the wagon have to stop outside of town. Who were the men that stopped Mattie and her grandfather? 3. Find an example of hyperbole on page 80. What is it? Chapter Twelve 1. How did Mattie make a pillow for Grandfather? 2.
How did Mattie find water? 3. What did Mattie and Grandfather eat for strength? Chapter Thirteen 1. Find an example of figurative language on page 88. What kind is it? 2. Why was Mattie so angry at herself? 3. Explain how Mattie attempted to catch a fish. Was she successful? 4. What normally happens to a person whose body temperature drops to an unsafe level? Chapter Fourteen 1. Where was Mattie sent? 2. What was wrong with Mattie? 3. Describe the scene when Mattie finally awoke. 4. How did Bush Hill differ from the rumors of it? 5. What was so special about the doctors at Bush Hill?
Chapter Fifteen 1. Who was Mattie’s nurse? 2. How did Grandfather occupy his time at Bush Hill while Mattie was ill? 3. What did Mattie eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? 4. What good news did Mattie hear from the French doctor? 5. What horror stories was Mattie told at Bush Hill? Chapter Sixteen 1. What suggestion did Mrs. Bowles make to Mattie? 2. Find an example of a simile on page 115. 3. What was in the bundle of linens thrown out the windows? 4. Describe the Orphan House. Chapter Seventeen 1. When Mattie returned home, what was still tied to the door handle? . Describe the appearance of the coffee house upon Maggie’s arrival. 3. Whose friendly face did Mattie and Grandfather find in the coffee house? 4. Where did Grandfather place his sword? 5. What did Mattie prepare for dinner? Chapter Eighteen 1. What did Mattie do differently now that mother wasn’t there? 2. What clothes did Mattie wear now that she was home? 3. Find an example of figurative language on page 132. What kind is it? 4. Where did Mattie finally go to sleep? Chapter Nineteen 1. Who woke Mattie up? 2. What did the thieves take that made Mattie angry? 3.
Who was standing in the doorway of the coffee house? What was he holding? 4. How did Mattie defend her grandfather? 5. At the end of the chapter, what happened to Grandfather? Chapter Twenty 1. What special item was Grandfather buried with? 2. What was the difference between Grandfather’s burial and a traditional burial? 3. Why did Mr. Brown refuse to print an advertisement for Mattie? 4. What do you think the little girl meant when she said, “Mama is broken too? ” Chapter Twenty-One 1. What did Mattie see in the beginning of the chapter? 2. Why couldn’t Mattie care for Nell? 3.
Who did Mattie see near the alley way? Why didn’t they stop? 4. What happened to Mattie as she walked by the tavern? Chapter Twenty-Two 1. Find an example of a metaphor on page 171. 2. Name and describe Eliza’s nephews. 3. How does Mother Smith threaten the twins? 4. What did Eliza tell Mattie that she needed to do with Nell? Chapter Twenty-Three 1. Do you agree with Mother Smith that Mattie wasn’t “doing any favors” to Nell by keeping her instead of dropping her off at the orphan house? Why or why not? 2. What unexpected news did Mrs. Bowles tell Mattie 3. Explain what happened to Colette and her mother. . How did Mattie earn her keep while staying at Eliza’s home? Chapter Twenty-Four 1. What type of food was in short supply? What was used in its place? 2. How did Mattie and Eliza occupy their time from dawn until night? 3. What happened to the twins? Where were they taken? Chapter Twenty-Five 1. In 1793, what type of oil was used for fuel in the street lanterns? 2. Who did Mattie trust more: Dr. Rush or the French doctors? Why did she feel that way? 3. According to Dr. Rush, what was the best way to cure yellow fever? Chapter Twenty-Six 1. What caused Mattie to become so excited? . What items did Joseph send with the messenger to the coffee house? 3. Why did Mattie and Eliza take all of the furniture and place it in the yard? 4. Who was Mattie’s long awaited special visitor? 5. Due to the food shortage, what did Nathaniel eat during the epidemic? Chapter Twenty-Seven 1. Find an example of a simile on page 219. 2. What was Mattie’s favorite time of day? 3. Who did Mattie take on as a business partner in the coffee house? Why did this make good business sense? Chapter Twenty-Eight 1. In the beginning of chapter 28, what did Mattie say filled the air? . Who was the part time taste tester? 3. Why did everyone crowd the streets outside? Describe the scene. 4. How did Mattie show Nathaniel affection? What was his response? 5. At the end of the chapter, who came home? Describe her condition. Chapter Twenty-Nine 1. Find an example of a simile on page 234. 2. Why did Mother require a nap each day? 3. Where did Mother stay while away from the coffee house? Epilogue 1. On page 242, the book said it would only take three or four years for Nathaniel to support himself, and that wasn’t too long to wait. What will happen then?
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