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Fever, 1793

Fever, 1793

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Fever, 1793: Leave it to Fever True or False

1. Which of the following is one of the family pets?A ferret named Uncle Moojibur
2. What is underneath Matilda’s home?Considering how effortlessly she dissected that frog in biology, I would guess about twenty human skeletons
3. What happens to Polly?She comes down with a fever but pulls through
4. What does Matilda think of Nathaniel Benson?She thinks he could probably benefit from using some teeth whitening strips
5. What do the doctors do in an attempt to cure Lucille?Drain her blood
6. What do Matilda and her grandfather do to avoid infection?Leave town
7. Where does Matilda wake after falling ill with the fever?A hospital
8. Of what does Matilda’s grandfather die?Injuries sustained in a fight
9. What do Matilda and Eliza do together?Care for fever patients
10. What happens to Lucille?She lives through the fever and is reunited with Matilda

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