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Use the passage below to answer the question. Though he gained fame...
Use the passage below to answer the question.
Though he gained fame as a magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini, born in Ehrich Weisz, was also well-known in skeptic of spiritual practices.
After his mother died in 1913, he tried to contact her through a medium at a séance and saw through the medium's sleight-of-hand tricks.
He launched a public champion against so-called mystics. His 1923 book. A magician among the spirits, accused mediums of defrauding grieving people and explained how common séance Illusions were performed. He put his stage show on hold that year to go on a lecture tour supporting the book.
By 1925, he was offering $10,000 to any medium whose tricks he couldn't figure out. He never had to pay up.
1. Which of the following words from the passage indicates a sequence of events?
2. Which of the following words is a synonym for "defrauding" as used in the passage?
3. Which of the following statements explains why Houdini never had to pay out on his $10,000 wager?
a) He saw through the mediums sleight-of-hand tricks.
b) His book didn't make enough money to fund The Wager.
c) He was never fooled by a medium who challenged him.
d) He explained how mediums performed common séance illusions.
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