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

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

3. To whom does Prendergast send a postcard?
(a) Jesse Jackson
(b) Grover Cleveland
(c) W. F. Cooling
(d) Daniel Burnham

4. How much does the murder rate rise in America as the economy falls?
(a) 28%
(b) 62%
(c) 30%
(d) 40%

5. In which state does Minnie have land?
(a) Louisianna
(b) North Carolina
(c) New York
(d) Texas

Short Answer Questions

1. Who leaves before the closing ceremony?

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

3. Where does Holmes say Julia has gone?

4. To whom does Holmes sell the articulated skeleton?

5. Who does Prendergast want to become his assistant?

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