Short Essay Questions
1. What crime is Harry K. Shaw accused of committing?
2. What infatuation comes over Mother's Younger brother?
3. How is Father sent off on his trip with the Perry expedition to the North Pole?
4. What sight as they sail out of New York Harbor depresses Father?
5. How do the second generation Irish feel about the new immigrants?
6. What does newspaperman Riis find when he goes to the docks to interview Stanford white about housing for the poor?
7. What does Younger Brother do for a political rally in Rye, New York?
8. What causes Harry K. Shaw to propose marriage to Evelyn Nesbit?
9. Explain how Harry K. Shaw gets to see Harry Houdini.
10. Why does socialite Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish bring Houdini and circus freaks to her house?
11. Who are the famous psychologists who visit New York at this time and what is their reaction?
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