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The Devil In The White City Quizzes & Trivia

So you've read the book. . . But, how much do you know about it? Take this quiz and find out! If you get eight out of ten correct, you can win an All Pikes Peak Reads tote bag! Just print out the certificate after you take the quiz, and bring it into any PPLD library to exchange it for your bag (while supplies last). You can only receive one bag per person.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the lead architect for the World’s Columbian Exposition?
    • A. 

      Richard Morris Hunt

    • B. 

      Daniel Burnham

    • C. 

      Patrick Prendergast

  • 2. 
    What was Dr. H.H. Holmes’ real name?
    • A. 

      Harrison Walter Miller

    • B. 

      Harvey Warren McDoogal

    • C. 

      Herman Webster Mudgett

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was unveiled at the World’s Columbian Exposition?
    • A. 

      Cream of Wheat

    • B. 

      Cotton gin

    • C. 

      X-ray machine

  • 4. 
    What was the largest building in the White City?
    • A. 

      The Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building

    • B. 

      The Woman's Building

    • C. 

      The Machinery Building

  • 5. 
    What two people won the bid to light the Chicago World’s Fair?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan

    • B. 

      Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse

    • C. 

      Guglielmo Marconi and Alexander Stepanovich Popov

  • 6. 
    Name three figures mentioned in the book that have a connection to Colorado Springs.
    • A. 

      Mark Twain, Lon Cheney, Spencer Penrose

    • B. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright, Teddy Roosevelt, Winfield Scott Stratton

    • C. 

      Nikola Tesla, Katharine Lee Bates, George Ferris

  • 7. 
    What entertainer made over a million dollars at the World’s Fair?
    • A. 

      George Gershwin

    • B. 

      Buffalo Bill Cody

    • C. 

      Annie Oakley

  • 8. 
    What is one way Holmes disposed of his victims’ bodies?
    • A. 

      Cremation

    • B. 

      Dumping in Lake Michigan

    • C. 

      Hiding in Chicago meat packing plants

  • 9. 
    Which groups were more influential after construction of the White City?
    • A. 

      Medical associations

    • B. 

      Women’s rights groups

    • C. 

      Labor unions

  • 10. 
    What detective connected the clues that lead to Holmes being brought to justice?
    • A. 

      Francis Dyer

    • B. 

      Frederick Garrison

    • C. 

      Frank Geyer

  • 11. 
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