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A Journal of the Plague Year
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What did the infected people find on themselves?
Gangrene spots/mortified flesh
What did Defoe see on the way to his brother's house?
People dying in the street (also women crying in pain)
Describe what happened when the woman screamed out of her window, "Oh! Death, death, death!"
There was no reaction from anyone
What terrible things did the infected accomplish due to their disease?
They killed themselves, murdered their children, dying of grief
In the end, what was the result of the illness?
All cases ended in death, whether or not symptoms showed up first.
Why had the first two inns refused the man service?
He was infected with the plague.
Why did the third place not refuse the man a room for the night?
Because he lied and said that he was healthy and unaffected.
What did the maid find when she went to check on the man?
He was lying dead, naked and eyes wide open.
Why was the man in the churchyard distraught?
His wife and children had died
What was the churchyard being used for?
A mass grave
What was the cart with the bodies in it called?
The "Dead Cart"
How many bodies were in the cart?
16 or 17
Why weren't people being buried normally?
There were too many dead to find coffins for
What instrument does a piper play?
What were the duties of an undersexton?
Transporting the dead to the grave
Why was the piper placed into the dead cart?
He was asleep and presumed dead
How did the piper get Hayward to realize he was alive?
What exaggeration of this story was commonly told?
That the piper had scared away the undersexton by playing his pipes from the dead cart
Why many "swellings" did the infected man have?
Who did the infected man knock over to get out of his house?
Which river did he swim across?
The Thames River
What was the man's condition when he arrived back home?
He was cured
Which medicine helped abate the plague?
No medicine could help.
By how many did the week's death count decrease?
What was the reaction of the people when the number of dead decreased?
They were overjoyed
How many people died, total, in London due to the plague?
One hundred thousand
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