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 the favorite attraction at the fair?

2. How does Millet die aboard the Titanic?

3. What hits the Ferris Wheel?

4. Who refuses to give the Retrenchment Committee control of expenditure?

5. Who leaves before the closing ceremony?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Burnham's role in making the Exposition a success.

1) Should Burnham should be regarded as a hero for how he persevered with the Exposition?

2) What role did the other workers play in the success? What do the students think would have happened if Burnham had given up?

3) How important is a leader to such an effort?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the characters in the book and examine his/her real life. How does Larson represent him/her in the novel? Is this an accurate representation of the character?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways has Chicago always been linked with crime? What other criminals are linked with the city? How is Chicago's reputation for crime influenced through its representation in popular culture? What difference do the students think the Exposition made to crime in the city?

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