The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: Summary & Analysis


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Why was Chicago nicknamed The White City?

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1. Dr. H. H. Holmes is a famous figure in American history because:

2. Neoclassical architecture refers to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The aim of this quiz/worksheet is to assess your knowledge of topics like Chicago's nickname, the significance of Dr. H. H. Holmes, neoclassical architecture, the Chicago World's Fair, and the work of Daniel H. Burnham.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be examined more precisely on:

  • Reasons Chicago was called The White City
  • The fame of Dr. H. H. Holmes
  • What neoclassical architecture is
  • Qualities of the Chicago World's Fair
  • Specific designs of Daniel H. Burnham

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about literature in a different way
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of The Devil in the White City
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Dr. H. H. Holmes and Daniel H. Burnham and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out what other information is available regarding The Devil in the White City by checking out our corresponding lesson, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers:

  • The novel's structure
  • An analysis of the book
  • The characters and setting of the novel