C. The lower class women D. The British government
3. Which of the following correctly tells the different ways Matilda’s mother & grandfather feel about the disease?
A. Matilda’s mother and grandfather both feel safe in the city as long as they stay away from the wharves.
B. Matilda’s mother wants to go to the country and her grandfather wants to stay in the city.
C. Matilda’s mother wants to stay in the city and her grandfather wants to go to the country.
D. Matilda’s mother and grandfather both want to go to the country for safety.
4. What grand idea does Matilda have to get more business at the coffeehouse?
A. Have doctors eat at the coffeehouse to help give customers advice on how to stay safe from the spreading disease.
B. Have Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington eat at the coffeehouse to attract customers.
C. Have a party with all the upper-class people of society to attract customers who will spend more money.
D. Convince the wagon driver who takes people out to the country to pick up at their coffeehouse so people
will stop there and spend money before leaving.
5. Why is Matilda’s mother so eager to have tea with Mrs. Ogilvie?
A. She hasn’t been invited to a party since the death of her husband.
B. She wants Matilda to be friends with Mrs. Ogilvie’s daughters.
C. She is excited to eat the delicious food that will be served.
D. She wants Matilda to become engaged to Mrs. Ogilvie’s son.
6. How do the Ogilvie daughters regard Matilda?
A. They stick their tongues out at her, prevent her from eating, and insult her.
B. They insult her at first but then invite her to come back again after they got to know her.
C. They compliment her at first but then stick their tongue out at her after they hear Matilda’s mother talk.
D. They compliment her hair, give her a small gift, and invite her to come back.
7. Which of the following shows the differences between the lower, middle & upper-class people in Philadelphia?
A. The lower-class have no where to get health care, the middle-class can’t decide whether to leave their
businesses or stay to make money, and the upper-class flee to the country for safety.
B. The lower-class are all dying quickly, the middle-class are able to get health care and survive without any
problems, and the upper-class are fleeing to the country.
C. The lower-class are fleeing to the country, the middle-class can’t decide whether to leave their businesses or stay to make money, and the upper-class can afford good health care while remaining in the city.
D. The lower-class are all dying quickly, the middle-class are fleeing to the country, and the upper-class can
afford good heath care while remaining in the city.
8. Matilda starts to think that maybe going to live on a farm in the country wouldn’t be that bad after all. What
2. What does Joseph bring the boys and Nell when he comes to visit?
A. Food B. Toys C. Medicine D. Clean clothes
3. Why does Matilda go to the market?
A. To get food before Eliza and the children die of starvation C. To look for Nathaniel
B. To see if there is any news about her mother D. To get away from the sick children
4. What are the prices at the market?
A. Very high since the market has just reopened and people are desperate for food
B. Moderate since farmers know the people of Philadelphia have suffered so much
C. Very low since there is plenty of food
D. Variable since some farmers are desperate for money while others are more charitable
5. Nathaniel stayed locked in a house with his employer, Mr. Peale, during the plague. Since they never left or let
anyone enter, how did they survive with the food shortage?
A. Mr. Peale had such a thriving garden, the family could eat the vegetables for several months.
B. Mr. Peale had live chickens & horses in his parlor. He killed them when the family needed more meat.
C. Mr. Peale collected and stuffed exotic animals. He saved the meat from the animals before he stuffed them
so the family ate odd animals like possums.
D. Mr. Peale dug an underground tunnel. He hired farmers to smuggle food to him through the tunnel.
6. Why is Matilda annoyed at all the people returning from the country?
A. She feels like they are happy, well-fed, and giving no thought to the suffering anyone else endured.
B. She feels like they are bragging about how rich they are and how much fun it was to take a vacation from
the city; she is a little jealous.
C. She hears them saying bad things about black people and gets defensive since she has been living in the
black community for the last couple of months.
D. She liked the city when it wasn’t so crowded and noisy.
7. What does Matilda enjoy at the end of each day?
A. A hot cup of fresh coffee B. A piece of whatever dessert Eliza has made
C. Taking a walk with Nathaniel D. Reading Nell a bedtime story
8. Why hasn’t Matilda received a letter from her mother?
A. Her mother is dead. B. Her mother cannot write and therefore cannot send a letter.
C. The post office is closed. D. Eliza is secretly stealing her mail.
9. What chore do Matilda and Eliza give to the children to keep them busy and out of trouble?
C. Getting water from the well to take care of the garden D. Using the butter churn to turn milk into butter
10. What does Joseph want Matilda do to with the coffeehouse?
A. Sell it so she can use the money to follow her dreams and go to Paris
B. Sell it so she will have money for a dowry to get married
C. Keep it and try to restore it to the successful business it once was
D. Give it to him so that he can restore it to the successful business it once was
11. Why does Matilda need a lawyer to make Eliza a full partner of the coffeehouse?
A. Matilda is drawing up a complicated plan that will make Eliza a partner. However, the first several years of
her profits will go straight to Matilda until she has paid for her half of the coffeehouse. Since this may be
confusing, a lawyer is needed to keep it straight.
B. There is worry about what will happen if Matilda’s mother comes back or Matilda changes her mind. In
order to make sure Eliza gets what she deserves, a lawyer is needed to make permanent changes.
C. With the establishment of the new American government, there is now a law requiring all business owners
to register and pay taxes. A lawyer is needed to make sure the proper paperwork is filled out.
D. Many people will think that Eliza, being black, took advantage of a young, white girl. White people don't usually like to see black people move up in society so to avoid trouble, a lawyer has to make it official.
12. What does the messenger bring during Thanksgiving dinner?
A. A letter from Matilda’s mother B. Flowers from Nathaniel
C. A free sample of coffee beans D. News that Matilda’s mother is dead
13. Describe business at the coffeehouse.
A. Every chair in the coffeehouse is full. They have expanded the menu, and Matilda has proven to be a very successful businesswoman.
B. Business starts to pick up. The coffeehouse isn't full, but Eliza & Matilda are able to support themselves.
C. Business is slow since many people have not yet returned from the country.