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Fever, 1793

Fever, 1793


by Laurie Halse Anderson

Fever, 1793: Leave it to Fever Quiz

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Q. Which of the following is one of the family pets?

A ferret named Uncle Moojibur
A pony named Sir Winks-a-Lot
A gerbil named Paula Pinkie
A parrot named King George
A saber-toothed tiger named Captain Anachronism
Q. What is underneath Matilda’s home?

A funeral parlor
Considering how effortlessly she dissected that frog in biology, I would guess about twenty human skeletons
An ice cream shop
A coffeehouse
Q. What happens to Polly?

She comes down with a fever but pulls through
She comes down with a fever and dies
She comes down with boogie fever, even after being warned by her doctor to stop doin’ the bump bump bump
Q. What does Matilda think of Nathaniel Benson?

She thinks he’s a terrible bully
She is developing romantic feelings for him
She thinks he could probably benefit from using some teeth whitening strips
She is creeped out by the fact that he follows her everywhere she goes
Q. What do the doctors do in an attempt to cure Lucille?

Drain her blood
Amputate her arm
Bathe her in ice
Not especially encouraged by the prognosis, they advise her to say ten Hail Marys and call them in the morning
Q. What do Matilda and her grandfather do to avoid infection?

Quarantine themselves in their bedrooms
Get the old hazmat suits out of storage
Leave town
Cover their bodies with an ointment that is supposed to protect against mysterious illnesses
Clean out Walgreen's of all doses of Cipro
Q. Where does Matilda wake after falling ill with the fever?

The side of the road
Her home
A jail cell
A hospital
Outer space. Or, possibly, that’s just the fever talking.
Q. Of what does Matilda’s grandfather die?

Old age
Injuries sustained in a fight
Choking on a candy, which is ironic, as he had always said that chocolates would be the death of him
The fever
Q. What do Matilda and Eliza do together?

Care for fever patients
Flee the country
Open a new coffeehouse across the street from the old one
Enter themselves into a series of tag team competitive eating contests as a bonding exercise
Q. What happens to Lucille?

She dies from the fever
She lives through the fever, but is killed by looters
She lives through the fever and is reunited with Matilda
I don’t know - I only skimmed that part