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Chicago A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the city of Chicago or its suburbs.
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First submittedAugust 21, 2019
Last updatedAugust 21, 2019
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Answer
A
Chicago has two: O'Hare and Midway
Airport
B
Genre of music exemplified by Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters
Blues
C
Baseball team that ended a 108 year championship drought in 2016
Cubs
D
Last name of father/son mayors who, between them, led Chicago for over 40 years
Daley
E
The University of Chicago has won 13 Nobel Prizes in ...
Economics
F
Disaster of 1871: Great Chicago ____
Fire
G
This nearby Indiana city was the birthplace of Michael Jackson
Gary
H
Many of this director's movies were set in Chicago including "The Breakfast Club"
and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Hughes
I
Type of comedy that "The Second City" is famous for
Improv
J
This "Presidential" park was the site of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
Jackson
K
Never put this on a Chicago style hot dog
Ketchup
L
Name for Chicago's downtown core: The ____
Loop
M
Chicago is located on this lake
Michigan
N
Prestigious university located in Evanston
Northwestern
O
President who lived in Chicago
Obama
P
Chicago is famous for a deep dish variety of this
Pizza
Q
Chicago-born producer of "We Are the World" and "Thriller": ______ Jones
Quincy
R
Mayor from 2011-2019: ____ Emanuel
Rahm
S
Former name of Chicago's tallest building: _____ Tower
Sears
T
Chicago's biggest newspaper
Tribune
U
Name for the group of Prohibition agents, led by Elliot Ness, who took
down Al Capone in the early 1930s
Untouchables
V
Quote about Chicago political corruption: "___ early, ___ often"
Vote
W
Nickname: The _____ City
Windy
X
The Bears won this Super Bowl, the 20th
XX
Y
Former meatpacking district, once the world's largest: Union Stock ____
Yards
Z
Leading actress of the 2002 movie "Chicago"
Zellweger
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level 60
Aug 21, 2019
Tried Yard and couldn't think of anything else. Why this time are we requiring the plural added s?
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level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Yard will work now.
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level 72
Aug 21, 2019
Nice one, though a little sad that barely 2/3 of people got my alma mater.
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level 65
Oct 6, 2019
I bet that most non-Americans assume that Northwestern is farther North and West than Chicago (if they’ve heard of it at all).
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level 83
Aug 21, 2019
The producers of Chicago (2002) may have run Catherine Zeta-Jones in the supporting category to put her in a better position for an Oscar, but for all intents and purposes, she was a co-lead in that film. I'd recommend plugging her in as an alternate answer to Z.
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level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Okay
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level 65
Sep 1, 2019
Another fun thing to think about... how many famous "Z" actresses have their ever been? And here they are both as a quiz answer.
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level 82
Aug 21, 2019
Not fair you have to add the "s" on the Y-question. Nothing else ever requires an "s" at the end.
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level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Except for Cubs and Untouchables... And Blues and Sears and Economics. Wait a sec... All the other answers that end in an S require it.
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level 80
Aug 21, 2019
Accepting "Northwest" for "Northwestern"?
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level 79
Aug 21, 2019
If this were a quiz about Seattle, then yes, absolutely https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_University_(United_States).
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level 83
Aug 23, 2019
No, he meant that it's weird that the quiz DOES accept Northwest for Northwestern. It probably shouldn't.
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level 74
Aug 25, 2019
The Nobel for Economics isn't a real Nobel established by Alfred Nobel. Instead it was created by the Swedish central bank in 1968 to give economics greater prestige.
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level 65
Sep 1, 2019
Yep, they gave (and give) enough money and the Nobel Foundation is more than happy to cash the checks in perpetuity.
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level 46
Oct 3, 2019
Dang, spelled Quincy as Quincey.
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level 61
Oct 5, 2019
I think a better clue for G would be Grant Park. It's the huge downtown park that hosts Millennium Park, the Art Institute, and Buckingham Fountain (the "Married with Children" fountain). Lots of festivals are held there every year, including Lollapalooza. You could also use (Operation) Greylord for G, which gives a nod to Chicago's history of political corruption. Not our proudest attribute, but it's a pretty significant part of the city's fabric and history. Otherwise I think these are all really great answers.
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level 50
Oct 5, 2019
For H, how about the settlement house that Jane Addams established in the 1880s to bring social and educational programs to a Chicago neighborhood with many new immigrants: ____ House?
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level ∞
Oct 5, 2019
Don't think it's particularly well-known outside of Chicago. Interestingly, Jane Addams is a distant relative of mine.
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level 77
Oct 5, 2019
Also a distant relative of everyone else.
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level 76
Oct 5, 2019
I've never been to Chicago but I would have gotten Hull House. I had no idea about the director.
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level 65
Oct 6, 2019
I wouldn’t have been able to guess Hull or Hughes, but I would’ve facepalmed both times after seeing the answers.
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level 72
Oct 6, 2019
should have remembered hughes, would never have gotten hull
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level 61
Oct 7, 2019
"Vote early, vote often" is not just a Chicago thing. It's an Illinois state thing. It is said all over the state because the whole state is corrupt. Although, Chicago can easily be blamed for most of the corruption as most of the high politicians are from there, or have political ties to there.
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level 58
Oct 9, 2019
Why on earth would you accept "Zeta Jones" for "Zellweger"? :D