Chicago Trivia Quiz #6

Aldermen Kenna and Coughlin—Hinky Dink and Bathhouse John

For Election Day, a quiz on Chicago politics—

1. Not counting Daley #1 and Daley #2, who served longest as mayor of Chicago?

(A) Carter Harrison Jr.

(B) Edward J. Kelly

(C) John Wentworth

(D) John Western

2. Alderman “Bathhouse John” Coughlin got his nickname because _________.

(A) he always took at least three baths every day

(B) he had worked as a masseur in a bathhouse

(C) he had the contract to build Chicago’s public bathhouses

(D) he owned a vacation house in Bath, England

3. Chicago’s first national political convention was held in the year _______.

(A) 1860

(B) 1896

(C) 1932

(D) 1968

4. Which of these Chicago politicians did NOT spend time in prison?

(A) Otto Kerner Jr.

(B) Thomas P. Keane

(C) Dan Rostenkowski

(D) George Dunne

5. Before Barack Obama, who was the only president who had once lived in Chicago?

(A) Abraham Lincoln

(B) James A. Garfield

(C) Ronald Reagan

(D) Bill Clinton

ANSWERS POSTED AT 5 P.M.

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3 Responses to “Chicago Trivia Quiz #6”


  1. 1 Garry November 6, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    1A Harrison Jr.
    2B Masseur
    3A 1860 in the Wigwam at Madison & Market, now Wacker
    4D Dunne
    5C Reagan, supposedly at 57th & Maryland, when he was maybe 4 years old. U of Chicago tore it down a couple of years ago for a garage, even though the Reagan loonies wanted it saved.

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt November 6, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Garry–

      #1 was a semi-trick question. Harrison Jr was elected five times, but his first four terms were only two years each.

      –JRS

  2. 3 benson November 6, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I had 1, 4 and 5. But missed on 2 and 3. (thought it was a contract to build (how Chicago ) and 1896. Didn’t realize they came that far west as early as 1860.


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