Chicago Trivia Quiz #12–Answers

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1.  When was Mother’s Day first celebrated in Chicago?

(C) 1909

2.  What did Chicagoans wear to celebrate their mothers on that first Mother’s Day?

(B) white carnation

3. Who was the first recorded woman to become a mother in what is now Chicago?

(D) Suzanne Pelletier (Du Sable’s daughter—gave birth to daughter in 1796)

4. Why is Sophonisba Harrison a prominent Chicago mother?

(D) She was the first wife of a Chicago mayor to be the mother of a Chicago mayor.

(Carter Harrison Sr. and Carter Harrison Jr.) 

5. What is the “Mother Church” of Chicago’s Polish Catholics?

(B) St. Stanislaus Kostka


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