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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Prendergast thinks he is about to be appointed as ________________.
(a) Chief architect
(b) President
(c) Corporate counsel
(d) Chief engineer

2. Who does Emeline meet just before Christmas?
(a) Daniel Burnham
(b) Mrs. Lawrence
(c) Pearl
(d) Ned

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

4. Who disembarks from a train in this chapter?
(a) Daniel Burnham
(b) John Root
(c) Hannah Clarke
(d) H.H. Holmes

5. What do they decide is the best site for the exposition?
(a) Washington Park
(b) Jackson Park
(c) Central Park
(d) Lincoln Park

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Holmes sell the articulated skeleton?

2. What does Mrs. Lawrence think has happened to Emeline?

3. Who is Holmes paying attention to in this chapter?

4. From what illness is John Root suffering?

5. What is the name of this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Holmes start making good money?

2. What does Burnham concede in his negotiations with the unions?

3. Why does Mrs. Lawrence not go to the police in Chappell Redux?

4. What event does the Chicago Exposition celebrate?

5. What problems is Chicago having in the Convocation?

6. What problems is Burnham facing in Gauntlet Dropped?

7. What do the architects want to achieve from the Exposition?

8. Why is Burnham glad Carter Harrison loses the mayoral election?

9. What difference does the painter Millet make?

10. How does Gertrude's attitude towards Holmes change in the Cuckolding?

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