Instructions: Read the article about the Great Chicago Fire and answer the questions at the bottom of the page



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INSTRUCTIONS: Read the article about the Great Chicago Fire and answer the questions at the bottom of the page.


Questions:



  1. What is credited with causing the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?

  2. List the factors that caused the fire to spread so quickly and so far?

  3. What evidence from the story helps to demonstrate how powerful the fire was?

  4. What was the impact on the citizens of the city?

  5. Who is John R. Chapin? Does his point of view make his story more or less credible?

  6. How does this story relate to what we have been talking about in class?


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