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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Millet die aboard the Titanic?

2. Which small town outside Indianapolis does Geyer visit?

3. Who does Susan Anthony meet at the fair?

4. With how many cars does the Ferris Wheel begin?

5. What does Holmes ask Anna to get from his vault?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What difference did the fair make to Chicago? Did Chicago need to change? Were there negative effects of the fair as well as positive affects? How can such an event affect the mindset and confidence of a population?

Essay Topic 2

How was Chicago different in the 1880's to what it is now? What kind of people lived there and what sort of jobs did they have? In what ways did the exposition make a big difference to the city?

Essay Topic 3

Devil in the White City is part of the true crime genre.

1) What are the conventions of the true crime genre in terms of character, language and plot?

2) In what way did White City help to set the template for similar novels? Do modern novels still use the ideas used in White City?

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