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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. Whose World's Fair attendance record does Chicago beat?
(a) London
(b) Beijing
(c) New York
(d) Paris

2. Who does Susan Anthony meet at the fair?
(a) Her estranged father
(b) Wild Bill Cody
(c) Theodore Roosevelt
(d) D. W Griffiths

3. To whom does the footprint belong?
(a) Emeline
(b) Howard
(c) Pearl
(d) Mrs. Lawrence

4. Where is the Ferris Wheel reconstructed?
(a) Louisiana
(b) New York
(c) Paris
(d) London

5. What does American want its cities to be after the fair?
(a) Exciting, but safe
(b) Pretty and clean
(c) Big and brash
(d) Peaceful havens

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the wind cause the Ferris Wheel to do?

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

3. Holmes believes he is taking on the characteristics of __________.

4. Who leaves before the closing ceremony?

5. What does Holmes seek to hear in his victims?

Short Essay Questions

1. What tragedy occurs in the Rising Wave chapter?

2. What eventually happens to Burnham and his wife?

3. In what way can the characters of Burnham and Holmes be compared?

4. What happens to George Ferris?

5. What happens in Mr. Chamberlain's office in the Departure chapter?

6. Why does Burnham have to raise attendance?

7. Why does Burnham not listen to advice from Olmsted?

8. What happens to Millet in the Aboard the Olympic chapter?

9. What does Burnham manage to prove to the world?

10. What do Minnie and Anna see at the fair?

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