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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Frank Haven Hall invent?
(a) A machine to type braille
(b) Chewing gum
(c) The telephone
(d) Revolvers

2. What is Holmes trying to get published?
(a) His memoirs
(b) His short stories
(c) His poetry
(d) His diary

3. What country does Geyer travel to in The Tenant chapter?
(a) Brazil
(b) Cuba
(c) Canada
(d) Jamacia

4. What does Holmes do when Anna enters the vault?
(a) Enters with her
(b) Shoots her
(c) Seals the door
(d) Turns on poisonous gas

5. With how many cars does the Ferris Wheel begin?
(a) 8
(b) 9
(c) 5
(d) 6

6. Who does Burnham have to satisfy by keeping the attendance high?
(a) Local businessmen
(b) Himself
(c) Bankers
(d) Investors

7. Where is Burnham buried?
(a) Graceland cemetery in Chicago
(b) Hollywood cemetery in Los Angeles
(c) Leper cemetery in Los Angeles
(d) Horace cemetery in Memphis

8. Which character dies aboard the Titanic?
(a) Burnham
(b) Millet
(c) Olmsted
(d) Holmes

9. Who did Omsted write to say what people thought of the Exposition?
(a) Holmes
(b) Root
(c) Ulrich
(d) Burnham

10. By whose visit is the opening of the Ferris Wheel overshadowed?
(a) The Royal Emissary from Spain
(b) The British King
(c) The American President
(d) Mark Twain

11. Olsted left the completion of the Exposition to _________.
(a) Holmes
(b) Burnham
(c) Ulrich
(d) Root

12. Who of the following is one of the first people to take a ride on the Ferris wheel?
(a) Holmes
(b) Prendergast
(c) Anna
(d) Grounau

13. What is Prendergast's sentence for killing Harrison?
(a) Death by hanging
(b) Community service
(c) Life imprisonment
(d) Death by electric chair

14. What is the role of the retrenchment committee?
(a) To cut spending
(b) To increase attendance
(c) To investigate health and safety
(d) To investigate expenditure

15. Who is Prendergast introduced to at the City Hall?
(a) Harrison
(b) Root
(c) Jackson
(d) Krause

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Holmes write three different versions?

2. Where is the Ferris Wheel reconstructed?

3. How does an official from the railroad commit suicide?

4. How many people arrive for Independence Day at the fair?

5. On what day does Harrison announce his upcoming marriage?

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