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The Ultimate Hidden Passageway Quiz
by Staff
Eccentric wealthy people have the means to pay for whatever they want, including the building of secret passageways in their homes. If you want to be shocked, learn about these hidden passageways and the legends that go with them. Take this quiz to see how much you know about hidden passageways.

The Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont Hotel has a dining table with seating for:

  • 20
  • 30
  • 50

Commodore Frederick G. Bourne used his secret passageway to:

  • spy
  • hide gold
  • hide slaves

Commodore Frederick G. Bourne made enough money to build a five-story castle by being:

  • president of IBM
  • president of Singer Sewing Machine Company
  • U.S. secretary of state

Now known as Singer Castle, where is Commodore Frederick G. Bourne's castle located?

  • Dark Island, NY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Boston, MA

What self-made millionaire might have been present as a party guest at the castle that Singer Sewing Machines built?

  • Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Vincent Astor
  • both answers

The turret in Wolf's Lair Castle was especially designed for what "family" member?

  • gibbon ape
  • daughter
  • maiden aunt

At Wolf's Lair Castle, how was the pool shaped?

  • rectangle
  • diamond
  • heart

What did L. Milton Wolf allegedly use his secret passageway for?

  • meet young women
  • hide money
  • spy on guests

According to local gossip, where was Wolf's wife while he was rendezvousing with young women in the secret apartment?

  • sleeping
  • eating
  • watching TV

When it went on the market in 2008 , what was the asking price for Wolf's Lair Castle?

  • $2.5 million
  • $5.5 million
  • $7.5 million

What is the rumor about Cleveland Ohio's Franklin Castle?

  • haunted
  • riddled with termites
  • filled with happy children

According to legend, why did Tiedemann hang his niece from the rafters of Franklin Castle?

  • insane
  • promiscuous
  • both answers

How did Tiedemann build his fortune?

  • textiles
  • millinery
  • neither answers

What was the reason that Tiedemann may have murdered a servant?

  • The servant may have spurned his amorous advances.
  • The servant refused to wash windows.
  • The servant stole the silver.

In the dungeon of Britannia Manor, what might you find?

  • human skeleton
  • speakeasy
  • video games

How often does Britannia Manor host a four-night haunted house event?

  • twice a year
  • every year
  • every two years

Who may still haunt the hidden passageways of Smith College's Sessions House?

  • two lovelorn ghosts
  • an angry widow
  • a murdered servant

According to legend, why did a mother commit suicide in the Sessions House?

  • She was inconsolable because she killed her children.
  • She was inconsolable because she killed the intruders.
  • She was inconsolable because she killed her husband.

How was the Sessions House passageway possibly used to help slaves?

  • part of the Underground Railroad
  • place for fun parties
  • hiding place for criminals

When was the Sessions House constructed?

  • 1690
  • 1710
  • 1850