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Chicago Trivia Quiz #16—Answers

1. Before Old Chicago, what was the flagship beer of the Peter Hand Brewery?

(D) Meister Brau

2. Kroch’s & Brentano’s was a _______________.

(B) book store

3. The auto dealer who sponsored TV wrestling was _______________.

(A) Bert Weinman

4. Which store had the slogan “Where the Models Buy Their Clothes”?

(D) William A. Lewis

5. Which of these was NOT an afternoon newspaper?

(C) Chicago Phoenix

Chicago Trivia Quiz #16

A quiz on departed Chicago businesses—

1. Before Old Chicago, what was the flagship beer of the Peter Hand Brewery?

(A) Tavern Pale

(B) Drewrys

(C) Bullfrog

(D) Meister Brau

2. Kroch’s & Brentano’s was a ___________.

(A) restaurant

(B) book store

(C) tobacco shop

(D) law firm

3. The auto dealer who sponsored TV wrestling was __________.

(A) Bert Weinman

(B) Jim Moran

(C) Morris B. Sachs

(D) Harry Lippe

4. Which store had the slogan “Where the Models Buy Their Clothes”?

(A) Marshall Field’s

(B) Smokey Joe’s

(C) Charles Stevens

(D) William A. Lewis

5. Which of these was NOT an afternoon newspaper?

(A) Chicago Daily News

(B) Chicago Today

(C) Chicago Phoenix

(D) Chicago’s American

ANSWERS POSTED AT 5 P.M.

Chicago Trivia Quiz #15—Answers

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1. The only Chicago mayor to become Governor of Illinois was __________.

(B) Edward Dunne (mayor 1905-1907, governor 1913-1917)

2.  What year did three mayors face off in the Democratic mayoral primary?

(C) 1983 (Harold Washington defeated Jane Byrne and Richard M. Daley)

3. What party did Joseph Medill represent when he was elected mayor?

(D) Fireproof (election was held shortly after the Great Fire of 1871)

4. Which of these distinctions does Fred Busse hold?

(A) He was the first mayor elected to a four-year term (1907-1911)

5. Besides the Daleys, name another father and son who were both mayors.

(B) Carter Harrison Sr. and Carter Harrison Jr.

Chicago Trivia Quiz #15

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A quiz on Chicago mayors—

1.  The only Chicago mayor to become Governor of Illinois was __________.

(A) John Wentworth

(B) Edward Dunne

(C) Adlai Stevenson Sr.

(D) Henry J. Dearborn

2.  What year did three mayors face off in the Democratic mayoral primary?

(A) 1927

(B) 1955

(C) 1983

(D) 1991

3. What party did Joseph Medill represent when he was elected mayor?

(A) Federalist

(B) Progressive

(C) Tribune

(D) Fireproof

4. Which of these distinctions does Fred Busse hold?

(A) He was the first mayor elected to a four-year term.

(B) He was the first mayor to become a U.S. Senator.

(C) He was the first foreign-born mayor.

(D) He was the first mayor removed from office.

5. Besides the Daleys, name another father and son who were both mayors.

(A) Edmund Kelly and Edward Kelly

(B) Carter Harrison Sr. and Carter Harrison Jr.

(C) William Ogden and Archer Ogden

(D) Big Bill Thompson and Little Bill Thompson

ANSWERS POSTED AT 5 P.M.

Chicago Trivia Quiz #14–Answers

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1. The Chicago team in the Federal League was nicknamed the __________.

(B) Whales

2. Which of these incidents helped the Cubs win the 1908 World Series?

(A) The Merkle Boner (allowed Cubs to win N.L. pennant and get to the Series)

3. Why did Sox pitcher Billy Pierce play first base during a 1953 game?

(B) He played first base temporarily, so a right-hander could pitch for awhile.

4. Who was known as The Mayor of Wrigley Field?

(D) Hank Sauer

5. Which three teams did the Sox defeat in the 2005 post-season?

(D) Red Sox–Angels–Astros

Chicago Trivia Quiz #14

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A quiz on Chicago baseball—

1. The Chicago team in the Federal League was nicknamed the __________.

(A) Blue Sox

(B) Whales

(C) Sharks

(D) Fighting Bohemians

2. Which of these incidents helped the Cubs win the 1908 World Series?

(A) The Merkle Boner

(B) The Homer in the Gloamin’

(C) The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

(D) The Strange Death of Big Ed Delahanty

3. Why did Sox pitcher Billy Pierce play first base during a 1953 game?

(A) All of the regular first basemen were either injured or ejected from the game.

(B) He played first base temporarily, so a right-hander could pitch for awhile.

(C) He wanted to become an everyday player and home run hitter, like Babe Ruth.

(D) It was one of Bill Veeck’s stunts.

4. Who was known as The Mayor of Wrigley Field?

(A) Ernie Banks

(B) Jack Brickhouse

(C) Charlie Grimm

(D) Hank Sauer

5. Which three teams did the Sox defeat in the 2005 post-season?

(A) Yankees–Angels–Braves

(B) Yankees–Royals–Mets

(C) Tigers–A’s–Astros

(D) Red Sox–Angels–Astros

 

ANSWERS POSTED AT 5:00 P.M.

Chicago Trivia Quiz #13–Answers

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1. Which of these things made its debut at the World’s Columbian Exposition?

(C) Ferris wheel

2. The Century of Progress Exposition marked the 100th anniversary of  __________.

(A) the founding of Chicago

3. Which Chicago restaurant celebrated the end of Prohibition by obtaining Liquor License #1?

(D) Berghoff

4. To celebrate the White Sox pennant-clinching in 1959, __________.

(B) the air raid sirens were sounded

5. Where did President-elect Barack Obama deliver his victory speech on Election Night 2008?

(C) Grant Park