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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Landscape of Regret | Part 1, Vanishing Point.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many architects does Burnham invite to work on the designs?
(a) 3
(b) 18
(c) 5
(d) 12

2. At what newspaper does Prendergast work?
(a) The Chicago Post
(b) The InterOcean
(c) The Chicago Times
(d) The New York Times

3. In what year does Chicago win the vote to hold the Exposition?
(a) 1878
(b) 1890
(c) 1889
(d) 1885

4. What is the title of Burnham's official job?
(a) Chief accountant
(b) Supervising architect
(c) Supervising landscape architect
(d) Chief of construction

5. What do the Chicago architects want to show their Eastern counterparts?
(a) They have money
(b) Chicago is more than cows and pigs
(c) They are better designers
(d) They are better

Short Answer Questions

1. For what day is the opening ceremony scheduled?

2. What are Burnham and Root's jobs?

3. From what city do three of the architects come?

4. Where does Holmes' wife live?

5. What does the author state that Chicago has a lot of during this time?

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