The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does the murder rate rise in America as the economy falls?

2. Why does Anna accept the invitation?

3. Who tells Emeline to get away from Holmes?

4. Who are the lead architects of the Exposition?

5. Where was the Exposition of 1893 held?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to George Ferris?

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

3. How is Prendergast beginning to show that he is insane?

4. Describe the first test runs with the Ferris Wheel.

5. How does Holmes seduce Georgianna?

6. What difference does the painter Millet make?

7. What does Geyer find in Toronto?

8. How is the city of Chicago preparing for the fair in Dreadful Things Done By Girls?

9. How does Holmes kill Anna?

10. Who does Burnham invite to work on the designs for the World Exposition Fair?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare the city of Chicago before the fair to the city of Chicago after the fair. How did the fair affect the city in terms of the following:

1) Crime

2) Jobs

3) Tourism

Essay Topic 2

Why did Holmes choose the women he did as his wives? What similar characteristics did they have? What kind of woman would have proven to be Holmes' downfall?

Essay Topic 3

What influence did Mayor Harrison Carter have on Chicago? Is his influence still felt? What kind of people do the students think Harrison appealed to and why?

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