Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Kathryn Gibbs Davis
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For the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, what was announced?
there would be an international parade
there was a nationwide contest
a new skyscraper would be built
a new bridge was planned across Lake Erie
What did the construction chief think of Mr. Ferris' drawings of his idea?
they were brilliant
the structure looked strong
the structure looked strange
the structure would collapse
The judge's finally agree to George Ferris' idea, but . . .
they did not give him any money
they did not think he would make it
he had to use his own money to build ti
no one would invest in his idea
How far down did workers have to dig to find solid ground?
Where did George Ferris get the idea for his structure?
a spinning top
the hands on a watch
What was attached to the huge wheel to carry riders?
merry go round horses
George's wife gave him what to officially start the wheel?
a golden whistle
a loud horn
a bicycle bell
After the first passengers rode the wheel, what happened?
they wanted to get off quickly
they wanted to go around again
they told others not to try it
they left the fair unhappy
How much did it cost to ride the wheel in 1893?
What name did George Ferris give his wheel?
The Giant Wheel
The Monster Wheel
The Chicago Wheel
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