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H.H. Holmes and his Murder Castle
"Holmes is considered one of the biggest serial killers in history. He murdered for four years and had countless victims. No one suspected a thing until he made his mistake. Learn more about him and take this quiz."
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H.H. Holmes was the name he went by, but what was his real name?
Herman W. Mudgett
He was always getting in trouble as a young boy and while in medical school he was involved in an insurance scam in which he was almost caught. What was it?
Insured and killed horses.
Setting buildings on fire that he owned.
Stealing and insuring cadavers.
Faked a suicide.
H.H. Holmes was not seen for five years after he left medical school. He eventually showed up in Wilmette, Illinois in 1885 posing as an inventor. Where was he and what was he doing during that time he was missing?
Selling farm equipment.
No one knows.
Holmes then moved to Chicago where he began a copier business that went belly up. He then moved to the Englewood section of Chicago becoming a pharmacist. Quickly he became the proprietor and then owner of the pharmacy when the real owner disappeared. What did he tell everyone about her disappearance?
She moved out west.
Problems with her family back east.
He did not know.
Once he owned the pharmacy he used the profits to build a hotel across the street. What did he call it?
He never named it,
Holmes opened his hotel in 1892 but there was something unusual about it that no one ever questioned. What was it?
Iron plates blocking some of the guest windows.
Some of the guest rooms had their drapes drawn constantly.
Some of the rooms' doors were locked from the outside only.
All of these.
After the Columbia Exposition closed there was a long list of missing people. How many were traced back to Holmes Hotel?
No fewer than 25
At least 72
At least 50
Once the Exposition closed he took ads out in small town newspapers around the Midwest advertising what?
Lodging for the night
Proposals of marriage
All of these
Holmes was finally arrested in 1894 but not for murder, what was it that he was charged with?
Income tax evasion
What happened to the hotel?
It became a bed and breakfast.
It became a church.
It was turned into a YMCA.
It burned down.
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