Fun facts about Chicago

Test your knowledge of the Windy City.

Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Windy City.

1. Soldier Field is home to which Chicago sports team?

  • The Chicago Cubs
  • The Chicago White Sox
  • The Chicago Bears
  • The Chicago Fire

2. Chicago has two major airports. One is O'Hare International Airport. What is the other?

  • Chicago Midway International Airport
  • Midway International Airport of Illinois
  • Daley Midway International Airport
  • Sears Co. Midway International Airport

3. What year did the Great Chicago Fire take place?

  • 1865
  • 1871
  • 1893
  • 1899

4. What was the first skyscraper built in Chicago?

  • The Home Insurance Building
  • The Aon Center
  • The Tribune Tower
  • The Sears Tower

5. What was Riverview Park?

  • The first ballpark in Chicago
  • A zoo that housed "Pandy," the first panda cub born in the Midwest
  • An unofficial name for the Navy Pier
  • An amusement park

6. The flag of Chicago has four stars. What event is NOT commemorated by a star?

  • The Fort Dearborn Massacre
  • The Great Chicago Fire
  • The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
  • The world's first skyscraper

7. "Chicago" comes from an Algonquin word that means what?

  • Wide lake
  • Wild onion
  • Windy lake
  • Worn land

8. The Museum Campus includes all of the following EXCEPT:

  • The Shedd Aquarium
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • The Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Addler Planetarium

9. What were the first two animals exhibited in the Lincoln Park Zoo?

  • A pair of lions
  • A swan and a bear cub
  • A pair of swans
  • A pair of kangaroos

10. Chicago Pile-1 was what?

  • The world's first artificial nuclear reactor
  • The world's largest recycling plant
  • The world's largest landfill
  • The world's first junkyard

Your Results:

1. Soldier Field is home to which Chicago sports team?
The Chicago Bears

2. Chicago has two major airports. One is O'Hare International Airport. What is the other?
Chicago Midway International Airport

3. What year did the Great Chicago Fire take place?
1871

4. What was the first skyscraper built in Chicago?
The Home Insurance Building

5. What was Riverview Park?
An amusement park

6. The flag of Chicago has four stars. What event is NOT commemorated by a star?
The world's first skyscraper

7. "Chicago" comes from an Algonquin word that means what?
Wild onion

8. The Museum Campus includes all of the following EXCEPT:
The Museum of Science and Industry

9. What were the first two animals exhibited in the Lincoln Park Zoo?
A pair of swans

10. Chicago Pile-1 was what?
The world's first artificial nuclear reactor

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