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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Anna's nickname?

2. The Royal Emissary looks upon Mrs. Palmer as _______________.

3. Who leaves before the closing ceremony?

4. When is Prendergast told to arrive back at Harrison's house?

5. What is the name of the woman Harrison is marrying?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What position does Dr. Holmes hold in American popular culture? How was he able to go undetected for so long? Does the author present him as someone with a motive or does he portray him as completely evil?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the Chicago weather.

1) For what kind of weather is Chicago famous? What role does the weather play in the book?

2) Why did such experienced architects not take into account the effects of the snow? How are today's buildings in Chicago built specifically to handle the Chicago weather?

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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