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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