Quiz Questions for The Great Trouble
1. What did Eel do after coming upon Ned at Blackfriars Bridge?
a. He pushed Ned into the muck for pulling Florrie’s hair.
b. He rescued a cat that Ned had thrown into the water.
c. He hid Ned from Fisheye Bill in his secret tunnel beneath the bridge.
d. He gave Ned the rest of his money after learning Ned’s father had died.
2. Mr. John Huggins suspected Eel of ----.
a. infecting Hugzie with the blue death
b. stealing money from the company
c. breaking the brewery’s pump handle
d. letting mudlarks sleep in his cellar room
3. Why had Eel been giving money to Mrs. Miggle?
a. to pay for the consumption medicine she needed
b. to buy him a share in her uncle’s tailoring business
c. to help pay for the stray animals she took pity upon
d. to take care of his brother and send him to school
4. What was something Eel did to make money during the outbreak of blue death?
a. He sold buckets of clean water from the brewery’s pump.
b. He wrote down wills dictated to him by men on their deathbeds.
c. He worked as a nurse’s assistant at the poorhouse.
d. He helped load carts for people fleeing to escape the disease.
5. Eel turned away and began to stomp off after the doctor---.
a. accused him of taking two rabbits from his pens
b. told him there was no room for Florrie in his hastily built hospital
c. said he would not be able to help Bernie get better
d. posted a message that the mudlarks were likely the source of the disease
6. What was true of Fisheye Bill Taylor?
a. He’d been a constable until Eel got him into trouble for taking bribes.
b. He was a collector who claimed Eel had to pay off his dead father’s debt.
c. He had burned the bakery Eel’s father had owned.
d. He had been a stepfather to Eel and his brother.
7. Dr. Snow said he expected Eel’s parents would be proud of Eel after he----.
a. dove into the Thames to pull Fisheye to shore
b. gave up his room to Jake so he could die peacefully, off the streets.
c. told Betsy that he would take care of her dog
d. found and returned the doctor’s satchel, which Ned had stolen
8. What important information did Eel learn from Gus while visiting Florrie?
a. Gus’s brother had recovered after taking Dr. Farr’s new medicine.
b. A Hampstead woman to whom Gus had been taking Broad Street water had died.
c. Gus had seen Fisheye dump something in the well on two occasions.
d. The Borough had received a beer shipment right before a fresh outbreak.
9. How was Eel able to get away from Fisheye after being taken prisoner?
a. Thumbless Jake arrived and cut the rope that bound him.
b. He pretended to have the symptoms of acute cholera.
c. He rolled out of the covered wagon in the middle of a bustling square.
d. Constable Lewis found the hideout after following Eel’s hastily drawn map.
10. What did Eel and Henry learn one evening when they were at Dr. Snow’s house?
a. Mrs. Miggle had found the tin box their father had hidden before his death.
b. Mr. Edward Huggins wanted the two of them to live with him and his wife.
c. They were to accompany the doctor to the palace, where he would be knighted.
d. They had a wealthy uncle they’d never met who was on his way to get them.
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