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Jim Murphy

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2014

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. B (Chapter 1)

2. D (Chapter 1)

3. C (All chapters)

4. A (Chapter 4)

5. D (Chapter 6)

6. B (Chapter 7)

7. D (Chapter 8)

8. C (Chapter 10)

9. A (Chapter 11)

10. D (Chapter 11)

Long Answer

1. Murphy’s text is a nonfiction, historical account of a specific era. Since he is reporting on historical facts, Murphy narrates the text from a third-person perspective. (All chapters)

2. Possible answers include loosened government restriction on convening Congress; increased government restrictions on health codes; new health codes at the state and city levels; raised awareness about unsanitary conditions, such as cramped living quarters and poor sanitation; and evidence for increased scientific study of yellow fever. (All chapters)