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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

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Chicago Trivia Quiz #13

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As we celebrate America’s birthday, a quiz on some notable Chicago celebrations—

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

(A) bicycle

(B) roller coaster

(C) Ferris wheel

(D) Chicago-style pizza

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

(A) the founding of Chicago

(B) the founding of the United States

(C) Illinois statehood

(D) the Great Chicago Fire

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

(A) Billy Goat

(B) McCuddy’s

(C) Little Jack’s

(D) Berghoff

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

(A) taverns were allowed to stay open all night

(B) the air raid sirens were sounded

(C) public schools were given a vacation during World Series week

(D) CTA gave free rides to anyone wearing a Sox cap

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

(A) State and Madison

(B) Daley Center Plaza

(C) Grant Park

(D) in front of his home in Kenwood

ANSWERS POSTED AT 5 P.M.

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

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”)


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