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Fever 1793 - All Chapters
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What's the setting of Fever 1793?
Philadelphia during the summer of 1793
What type of business do the Cooks own?
Why does Mattie chase Silas off of her mother's quilt?
He's about to eat a dead mouse on Mother's best quilt.
Why does Polly Logan often visit the blacksmith's shop?
to see his son, Matthew
What does Mattie enjoy more than anything else in the city?
What does Nathaniel Benson serve as?
What does Mattie do with the dead mouse?
throws it into the garden for Silas
According to Mattie, how many could be fed in the roomy kitchen?
about 100 people a day
Name of the family's coffeehouse
Who build the kitchen and the room where the Cooks served customers?
What's Eliza's role?
cook at the coffeehouse
What is Mattie's comment on her mother's ability?
her mother's ability is poor
Why did Mother's family disown Eliza?
b/c she married a carpenter
What is the Quakers' view of slavery?
slavery is against God's will
Eliza's best day of her life?
her husband saved money and bought her freedom
How would you describe Mattie's temperament?
not good; moody
What was Polly's job at the coffeehouse?
What does Mattie dream to accomplish some day?
some day she will own several successful businesses
What does Mattie's mother find odd about Polly's death?
Polly was a healthy, robust girl
What does Eliza suggest to send something to the Logan family?
to send ham
Why is Mattie angry with her mother?
b/c she won't let Mattie visit the family or attend the funeral
What does Mr. Carris believe the cause of a killer miasma is?
rotting coffee beans on Ball's Wharf
What does Mattie's grandfather believe about Mr. Carris's belief?
that bad coffee is a nuisance, but it won't kill anyone
When Mattie offers to put away the dishes, what does her mother say?
Mother says that Polly will do it in the morning
How many Philadelphians dies between Aug. 16 and Aug. 17?
Why does Mother consider sending Mattie to Gwynedd ?
so she wouldn't have to go deeper into town
Who are the Eplers?
German farmers who brought their eggs and chickens to market 3 times a week
According to Mrs. Epler, why have some people been struck by the fever?
they don't visit the church
Give 2 examples which show that Mattie's mother is overly possessive.
What offer does Nathaniel make to Mattie?
Why doe the Christ Church bells toll frequently?
it represents each year the deceased person lived
What seasons do Mattie and Grandfather each prefer?
How does Grandfather view Nathaniel Benson's apprenticeship?
it's a waste of time
What does Grandfather think the father should do w/ the profits from the coffeehouse?
go into trade
Some of Mattie's ideas for the coffeehouse.
-buy another coffee urn
-expand into Mr. Watson's lot
-have an upstairs meeting room for gentlemen
-sell some paintings
What invitation do Mattie and her mother receive from Pernilla Ogilvie?
have afternoon tea
Why is Mother excited at the invitation?
b/c she thinks Edward Ogilvie would be a fine match for Mattie
How does Mattie feel about the Ogilvie girls?
What does Grandfather say that convinces Mattie to go to the Ogilvies?
by saying that she would stay home and do chores like scour the kettle; they have a great cook; deserves a day off
Who is the 'miserable spinster'?
What insensitive remark remark does Mrs. Ogilvie make about Mattie's father?
saying he would have become successful if he was educated
List 2 mean things that Jeannine does to Mattie.
-stuck her tongue at her
-passed the plate of desserts the opposite way to her
Why does Mother ask if the Ogilvie boys are in town?
she wanted one of them to be with Mattie
Where are the Ogilvie boys?
away at school
What does Mattie wanna do to Jeannine?
What does Jeannine say to anger Mrs. Cook?
said that the coffeehouse was a grog shop/filthy tavern
How do city officials 'purify' the air?
guns were fined on the street corners, and a cannon blasted in the public square
How do most of the wealthy families cope with the disease?
Where does Eliza attend a meeting about yellow fever?
'The Free African Society"
Why have city officials closed the almshouse?
to protect their residents from the disease.
What has happened to Mother?
was overcome by the heat
Name 2 things about Mr. Rowley the upset Mattie
-smelled like rum
Why does Mother command Mattie to leave her?
she doesn't want Mattie to get sick and see her suffer
What's Dr. Kerr's diagnosis of mother's illness?
she has yellow fever
According to Grandfather, what 3 things does a soldier need in order to fight?
-sturdy pair of boots
-decent night's sleep
What does Dr. Kerr believe is the only thing that will save Mother?
What is placed outside a house to indicate that someone has yellow fever?
tying a yellow cloth
Why do the 4 horsemen stop the wagon?
to keep out fever victims out
Why are Mattie and Grandfather forced off the wagon?
doctor believes Grandfather has yellow fever
What is a soldier's trick for finding water?
find willow trees and you'll find some water
What does Matter gather for food?
Who must formulate the 'battle plans'?
What does Mattie use to catch fish?
What happens to Mattie at the end of chapter 13?
faints b/c of the heat
Who cares for Mattie?
How does Mattie get to Bush Hill?
Grandfather carried her
Now that Mattie is recovering, where does Dr. Deveze say she should be moved?
to the barn
Why does Mattie fear Bush Hill?
b/c it use to be a place for criminals and dead bodies
Who helped transform Bush Hill into a hospital?
Mr. Stephen Girard
What does Grandfather find when he visits the house in Philadelphia?
the house is locked up tight
Where does the clerk suggest that Mattie go?
What does Mrs. Flagg say that displeases the clerk?
that Mattie had a living relative
What suggestion does Mrs. Bowles make to Mattie?
stay with her and help out in the orphan house
What warning does Mrs. Bowles give to Mattie?
not wander around during the epidemic
Why isn't mail delivered?
post office closed down
How many Philadelphians died since Mattie and Grandfather have been away?
Where and how are yellow fever victims being buried?
buried at Potter's Field by preachers saying a prayer and someone throws a layer of dirt on top
What has happened to the coffeehouse since Grandfather checked it a few days earlier?
What happened to the strongbox?
was untouched and still the same
How often hoes Mattie usually bathe?
once a month or special occasions
What made Mattie's skin crawl after she bathed?
thought of putting her dirty clothes on again
What does Mattie decide to wear?
Mother's shift and blue & white striped overskirt
What awakens Mattie?
sound of a heavy footstep by the window
Which of Grandfather's possessions foes a thief take and plan to sell?
his chess set
How does Mattie vent her frustration when Grandfather dies?
by attacking a chair with the sword
How are the dead transported to their graves?
by a large cart
What causes Mattie to yell 'Stop!' to the grave diggers?
she wanted a proper burial w/ a minister & prayers
What does Mattie find when she goes to the market?
basket w/ rats
How many people lived in Philadelphia in Aug. 1793?
As of late Sept., how many people are left in the city?
How many have died?
more than 3,000
Mattie need someone to care for Nell. What group may be able to help?
Reverend Allen's group
Whom does Mattie find?
Where does Eliza lead Mattie?
to her brother's small apartment
What information does Mattie believe that Eliza is keeping from her?
info about her mother
Who are Robert and William?
Eliza's plump-cheeked, twin nephews; Joseph's sons
Why does Dr. Rush contact Richard Allen?
b/c he needs help to care and visit the sick
Why does Mother Smith accuse Mattie of being cruel?
she's falling in love w/ Nell and she'll send her to the orphan house
Why is Mrs. Bowles meeting with the mayor's committee?
she explains how they need space and money to feed the kids
Which Ogilvie daughter contracted yellow fever?
Colette's french tutor and husband
What is being added to wheat to make bread?
According to Eliza, who are the only people profiting from the plague?
pharmacists and coffee makers
Why does Mattie suggest taking the boys to the coffeehouse?
b/c it's away from the worst heat
Why is Mattie reluctant to open the coffeehouse windows at night?
she doesn't want thieves to get in
What does Mattie say to Eliza regarding the French doctors?
patients died from bleeding them
What awaken Mattie?
What's the 'fine white flour' covering Mattie's skirt?
Why does Eliza enlist Mattie's help in bringing the furniture outside?
it's the only way to destroy the pestilence
Why does Joseph suggest that Mattie visit the market?
b/c it's thriving w/ food
What promise does Mrs. Epler make to Mattie?
she'll spread the news that Mattie's looking for her mother
Mother is dumped in the street and left for dead
What happens to Mother in Chapter 8?
Eliza returns to her brother's house to care for them; Grandfather feels uncomfortable staying at the house because mother will be moving into his room and will need to be bathed four times every day; Mother was not diagnosed with Yellow Fever at this point
Why is Mattie left alone to care for her mother in Chapter 9?
What is the name of the doctor who arrives and declares Mother has Yellow Fever?
Mattie will go to stay at the Ludingtons
What decision is made by the doctor, mother, grandfather, and Eliza?
Grandfather begins to cough and is thought to have Yellow Fever
Why are Mattie and grandfater kicked off the cart?
She tries to fish for food, and finds raspberries, pears, and water to bring to her grandfather
What does Mattie do to try and care for Grandfather?
raspberries and pears
what two types of fruit does Mattie find for her Grandfather to eat?
She is beginning to get sick with the flu
What is happening to Mattie at the end of chapter 13?
The farmer is afraid she has the fever, and shoos her away
Why does the farmer digging up potatoes run away from Mattie?
Grandfather carries Mattie to the hospital
How do Grandfather and Mattie end up in the hospital?
They are being treated for Yellow Fever
Why are Mattie and Grandfather in the hospital?
Bush Hill Hospital
What is the name of the hospital?
She has heard negative things about it, but Mrs. Flagg explains that a new owner took over, and she is in good hands
Why does Mattie not want to stay in Bush Hill?
A building where people who were getting better could go to finish their recovery
What is the "Barn?"
How do Mattie and her Grandfather get back to the city?
5th & Walnut
Where is the Orphanage located?
The bodies are just dumped in dug out trenches, and not buried with care or properly
What disgusts Mattie about the Potter's Field?
serving girl; likes Matthew, the blacksmith's son
carpenter by trade; dies by falling off a ladder and breaking his neck
Mr. & Mrs. Epler
German immigrants who sell eggs and chickens at the market
a famous balloonist
William Farnsworth Cook
Grandfather; serves under general Washington
painter's assistant at the Peale house
snobby, rich girl
Charles Wilson Peale
came from a wealthy family; owns coffeehouse
works at coffeehouse as a cook; born a slave; husband bought her freedom
age 14;outspoken; has big dreams for the future
Bleed many of his Yellow Fever patients
The coffeehouse was robbed
What do Mattie and her grandfather discover when returning to the coffee shop in ch. 17?
Silas, the cat
Who was waiting for Mattie and Grandfather upon their return to the coffeeshop?
The strongbox with their money
What does Mattie find under the stair of the coffee shop?
Mother, Eliza, Grandfather, Nathaniel
Who does Mattie pray for at the end of ch. 17?
Her mother's blue and white striped overskirt and shift
What does Mattie wear while gardening in ch. 18?
Once per month or special occassions
How often does Mattie bath?
He does not want her to get hurt
Why doesn't Grandfather want Mattie to leave the house?
What does Mattie find in the garden which makes her so happy?
Food (Roast beef, butter, mashed potatoes)
What does Mattie dream about at the start of ch. 19?
She has not eaten in a long time
Why does Mattie dream about food in the beginning of ch. 19?
She leaves the shutters/windows open, and the coffee shop is robbed as a result
What mistake does Mattie make at the end of ch. 18, which impacts ch. 19?
Grandfather's chess set and sword
What two items do the thieves touch that make Mattie angry?
What does Mattie's refuseal to help the thieves tell you about her character?
He was attacked by the tall robber; he may have suffered a heart attack after the attack
How does Grandfather die?
Pull the tablecloth over his face to cover his face
What can't Mattie bring herself to do after Grandfather died?
An undertaker yelling to bring out any dead bodies
What awakens Mattie in the beginning of ch. 20?
They throw him in an open grave
How is Grandfather going to be buried?
Mattie says a prayer from the Book of Psalms
Who says the prayer over Grandfather's burial?
Mattie can go to an orphanage, the Ludingtons, or Bush Hill with Mrs. Flagg
What options does Mattie have open to her after grandfather's burial?
Mr. Brown, Grandfather's friend
Who does Mattie visit at the Federal Gazette?
He tells Mattie the number of people who have fled Philadelphia and the number of people who have died from the fever. He also tells Mattie that he is the only newspaper operating for people to get information
What does Mr. Brown share with Mattie when she visits him at the Federal Gazette?
How many people are dead in the city?
How many people have fled the city?
Who has benefitted from the Yellow Fever outbreak?
Rats feed on dead bodies and garbage, both of which cover Philadelphia at this time
Why have rats benefitted from the Yellow Fever outbreak?
Where did Mattie wander to after meeting wtih Mr. Brown?
A broken doll, Nell, and clothes
What three things does Mattie find in teh streets at the end of the chapter?
Her mother is dead
What does the little girl mean when she says, "Mama's broken too"?
The small child who Mattie finds in the streets and begins to care for
To find Eliza
Where is Mattie taking Nell in chapter 21?
Nell bites him for trying to dance with Mattie, and trying to take Nell out of Mattie's hands to dance with her.
By shouting her name in the streets
How does Mattie find Eliza?
Joseph is sick and his wife passed away, so Eliza helps him care for his twin sons
Why does Eliza live with Joseph?
People thought that African Americans could not get the Yellow Fever
Why did people believe that the yellow fever would be a good opportunity for African Americans?
Eliza's friends, family, and acquaintances began to contract the yellow fever
How do we know that the belief about African Americans and the fever is incorrect?
Free African Society
Organization that Eliza works with
The orphanage, under Mother Smith's direction
Where does Mattie take Nell in chapter 23?
She does not want to take Nell to the orphanage because it is overcrowded and cannot care for Nell the way Mattie would like to
How does Mattie feel about taking Nell to the orphange in ch. 23?
Mother died, they moved to Delaware because of embarassment since Colette married her French tutor instead of the rich man she was supposed to marry
What happened to the Oglivie family?
Wanders the town with Eliza to visit and care for fever victims
What does Mattie do as she stays with Eliza?
To the coffeehouse because it has windows to let fresh air in
Where and why do Mattie and Eliza decide to take the sick?
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