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The Great Fire By Jim Murphy

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The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
Quiz from the book The Great Fire by Jim Murphy.

  
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1.  The fire started where?
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2.  Where did another devastating fire begin on that same day?
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3.  What were some of the groups blamed for the spread of the "great conflagration"?
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4.  How many people were left homeless in Chicago?
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5.  Who first discovered the fire?
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6.  Who used explosives to create a firebreak?
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7.  What was the weakness of "fireproof" buildings?
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8.  How did some people make money after the fire?
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9.  How was the debris from the fire dealt with?
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10.  Officials estimated that __ people died in the fire.
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11.  What were some of the things that contributed to the early spread of the fire?
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12.  Who was a twelve year old who was separated from their family during the fire?  They later found their father at the remains of their home.
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13.  The miracle that ended the fire was ___.
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14.  In July 1874 the city of Chicago outlawed ___.
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15.  The Chicago School evolved after the fire.  What was it referring to? 
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16.  After the fire, William Kerfoot painted a sign that said ___ on his quickly built real estate office.
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