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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Toward Triumph | Part 3, Departures.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does McKim leave so early?
(a) His wife is sick.
(b) He hates the idea of the Exposition ending.
(c) He has a new job.
(d) He has an argument with Burnham.

2. Who does the fair hire to keep fairgoers safe?
(a) Canadian Rockies
(b) The Columbian Guard
(c) The military
(d) NYPD

3. What does Carter Harrison urge businesses to do on Chicago Day?
(a) Close
(b) Donate their profits to the fair
(c) Open longer
(d) Hang out flags and other decorations

4. How many weeks are left to the end of the Exposition?
(a) 5
(b) 3
(c) 7
(d) 2

5. Where does Holmes say Julia has gone?
(a) Iowa
(b) Evanston
(c) Dwight
(d) London

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does the murder rate rise in America as the economy falls?

2. Whose World's Fair attendance record does Chicago beat?

3. To whom does Prendergast send a postcard?

4. When does Holmes say he will perform the abortion?

5. What is the name of the new family that moves into Holmes' apartment?

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