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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

Erik Larson
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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. What type of bureau is the police force going to establish?
(a) A fire department
(b) Crimes against the Exposition department
(c) A mysterious disappearance department
(d) A serial killer department

2. What are Burnham and Root's jobs?
(a) Businessmen
(b) Architects
(c) Doctors
(d) Lawyers

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

4. What is the name of the husband of the family that moves into Holmes' hotel?
(a) Frank
(b) Jackson
(c) Ned
(d) Jay

5. What was the Exposition celebrating?
(a) America's independence
(b) Columbus' discovery of America
(c) Prosperity
(d) A new century

Short Answer Questions

1. At what newspaper does Prendergast work?

2. Who are the lead architects of the Exposition?

3. What do they decide is the best site for the exposition?

4. What word best describes Chicago in the late 1880's?

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

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