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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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Chicago Trivia Quiz #12

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A Mother’s Day Chicago Trivia Quiz.  Answers posted at 5 PM!

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

(A) 1837

(B) 1893

(C) 1909

(D) 1921

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

(A) red rose

(B) white carnation

(C) tulip (any color)

(D) ribbon with mother’s name on it

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

(A) Virginia Dare

(B) Therese Wabash

(C) Catherine DuSable

(D) Suzanne Pelletier

4. Why is Sophonisba Harrison a prominent Chicago mother?

(A) She bore the greatest number of children of any Chicago mother.

(B) She gave birth to triplets during the Great Fire of 1871.

(C) She was the only mother of a U.S. President born in Chicago.

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

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

(A) Old St. Mary’s

(B) St. Stanislaus Kostka

(C) St. John Cantius

(D) St. Hyacinth

Chicago Trivia Quiz #11—Answers

A Quiz on Chicago streets (within the city limits)

1. Chicago’s longest street is __________.

(C) Western Avenue—23.5 miles long (Howard Street  to 119th Street)

2. What is the only Chicago street designated North, South, East, and West?

(B) Wacker Drive

3. Which of these streets is part of Illinois Route #1?

(A) Halsted Street

4. Which Chicago street contains the highest address number?

(C) Leyden Avenue—goes to 13785 south

5. Which of these streets begins and ends intersecting the same street?

(D) Elston Avenue—intersects Milwaukee Avenue at 830 north and 6100 north

Chicago Trivia Quiz #11

A Quiz on Chicago streets (within the city limits)

1. Chicago’s longest street is __________.

(A) State Street

(B) Michigan Avenue

(C) Western Avenue

(D) Grand Avenue

2. What is the only Chicago street designated North, South, East, and West?

(A) Lake Shore Drive

(B) Wacker Drive

(C) Ogden Avenue

(D) Clark Street

3. Which of these streets is part of Illinois Route #1?

(A) Halsted Street

(B) Archer Avenue

(C) Cicero Avenue

(D) Mannheim Road

4. Which Chicago street contains the highest address number?

(A) Avenue O

(B) Chippewa Avenue

(C) Leyden Avenue

(D) Higgins Avenue

5. Which of these streets begins and ends intersecting the same street?

(A) Fifth Avenue

(B) Lake Park Avenue

(C) Terra Cotta Place

(D) Elston Avenue

ANSWERS POSTED AT 5 P.M.

Chicago Trivia Quiz #10—Answers

1.  Before O’Hare Airport, where was the official Chicago weather station located?

(B) Midway Airport

2.  The most snow recorded in a single Chicago snowstorm is __________.

(C) 23.0 inches (January 26-27, 1967)

3. The highest official temperature recorded in the City of Chicago is __________.

(B) 105  (July 23, 1934—an unofficial 109 was recorded the same day)

4. What was the Chicago seiche?

(B) a destructive wave on Lake Michigan (June 26, 1954)

5. Why is Chicago known as the Windy City?

(D) None of the above (1890s Chicagoans were said to be braggarts—“windy”)

Chicago Trivia Quiz #10

A quiz on Chicago weather—

1.  Before O’Hare Airport, where was the official Chicago weather station located?

(A) City Hall

(B) Midway Airport

(C) Navy Pier

(D) University of Chicago

2.  The most snow recorded in a single Chicago snowstorm is __________.

(A) 21.5 inches

(B) 22.4 inches

(C) 23.0 inches

(D) 24.7 inches

3. The highest official temperature recorded in the City of Chicago is __________.

(A) 102

(B) 105

(C) 108

(D) 111

4. What was the Chicago seiche?

(A) the first recorded tornado in Chicago

(B) a destructive wave on Lake Michigan

(C) another name for the Great Fire of 1871

(D) a celebrated Potawatomi weather forecaster

5. Why is Chicago known as the Windy City?

(A) Chicago was nearly destroyed by four tornadoes in one month.

(B) Chicago has the highest average wind of any large U. S. city.

(C) The highest single wind ever measured in the U.S. was in Chicago.

(D) None of the above.

ANSWERS POSTED AT 5 P.M.

Chicago Trivia Quiz #9—Answers

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1. The last Republican Mayor of Chicago was __________.

(D) William Hale Thompson

2. Who was the last local winner of the NCAA men’s basketball championship?

(B) Loyola University

3. The last Chicago streetcar ran on what line?

(D) Wentworth Avenue

4. The last movie John Dillinger saw was __________.

(B) Manhattan Melodrama

5. The last year Riverview operated was __________.

(C) 1967


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