Dorothea Dix

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Dorothea Dix.

1. Where was Dorothea Dix born?
a. Maine
b. New York
c. Pennsylvania
d. Georgia
e. Virginia

2. Which of the following best describes Dorothea Dix's early life?
a. She was a slave in the South
b. She came from a wealthy family that owned several businesses
c. Her father was a powerful politician
d. She was from a poor family and had to help raise her siblings
e. She spent much of her childhood traveling around Europe

3. Which of the following was one of Dorothea Dix's first jobs?
a. Secretary
b. Mill worker
c. Teacher
d. Field hand
e. Miner

4. After visiting England, Dorothea Dix decided she wanted to help what group of people?
a. Slaves
b. Miners
c. Veterans
d. Child workers
e. Mentally ill

5. True or False: Dorothea Dix's work had little impact on helping to improve the quality of mental hospitals in the United States.

6. During what war did Dorothea Dix serve as the Superintendant of Army Nurses?
a. Civil War
b. World War I
c. Revolutionary War
d. War of 1812
e. World War II

7. Which of the following was NOT a requirement for army nurses set by Dorothea Dix?
a. Nurses must be plain-looking
b. Nurses were not allowed to wear jewelry
c. Nurses had to wear plain dresses
d. Nurses had be younger than 25
e. None of the above

8. True or False: The nurses working for Dorothea Dix helped both Union and Confederate soldiers.

9. What president of the United States vetoed the mental health bill that Dorothea Dix worked to get passed in Congress?
a. Andrew Johnson
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. James Buchanan
d. Millard Fillmore
e. Franklin Pierce

10. How many children did Dorothea Dix have?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 4
d. 7
e. None, she never married or had children

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