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Chicago Trivia Quiz

Name these facts about the city of Chicago.
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First submittedAugust 1, 2011
Last updatedNovember 3, 2016
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Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
Tallest building
Willis Tower
U.S. president / Chicago
community organizer
Barack Obama
Chicago is on the coast of this lake
Lake Michigan
Most famous comedy club
Second City
Most famous TV host
Oprah Winfrey
Mayor 1989-2011
Richard M. Daley
Mayor 2011-
Rahm Emanuel
Most famous rapper
Kanye West
Chicago's most famous nickname
The Windy City
Nickname of the metro area
Chicagoland
University located in Evanston
Northwestern
Singer who said Chicago is his kind of town
Frank Sinatra
Woman whose cow supposedly
started the Chicago fire
Mrs. O'Leary
Above-ground railroad
The El
The baddest part of town, according to Jim Croce
The South Side
Park where Buckingham Fountain is located
Grant Park
Park where the Bean is located
Millennium Park
Highest circulation newspaper
The Chicago Tribune
Chicago's central business district
The Loop
Movie character who skipped school
to experience Chicago
Ferris Bueller
Pro Sports Teams
Baseball
Cubs
White Sox
Football
Bears
Basketball
Bulls
Hockey
Blackhawks
 
 
Chicago-style Hot Dog Toppings
Yellow mustard
Chopped white onions
Sweet pickle relish
Dill pickle spear
Tomato slices
Sport peppers
Celery salt
 
Major Airports
Midway
O'Hare
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level 55
Aug 1, 2011
lol got Grant Park by typing in Grant for US president.
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level 79
Nov 5, 2016
I don't know how you went to Grant, since he was from Ohio.
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level 67
Nov 26, 2016
In Grant's later years he moved to Galena, Illinois... which is still pretty far from Chicago though.
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level 61
Aug 12, 2011
No ketchup for hot dogs in Chicago?
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level 83
Apr 7, 2013
Those are fighting words.
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level 41
Apr 16, 2014
Might get beat up.
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level 62
Feb 26, 2018
Wrong! No one in Chicago cares if you put ketchup on your hot dogs! No one here actually makes "Chicago style hot dogs".
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level 68
Aug 14, 2018
Guam is wrong. While it might not be everyone, the traditional Chicago dog does not require ketchup due to the presence of tomatoes. Not everyone orders Chicago style, but it still is tradition. Don't listen to him
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level 70
May 4, 2014
Ketchup on a hot dog?? That's just gross!
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level โˆž
Nov 3, 2016
NK-17
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level 67
Nov 26, 2016
"No ketchup" is pretty much the defining feature of a Chicago-style hot dog.
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level 38
Feb 11, 2017
When I was in Chicago I learned about this. During some war they couldn't use one of the ingredients in ketchup, so they didn't put it on their hot dogs. Most places don't even have ketchup for visitors to use.
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level 72
Jul 1, 2018
Reagan said it was a vegetable just like tomatoes, so they figured, hey, same thing.
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level 16
Jul 9, 2012
i live in chicago.. i am ashamed of my score...
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level 40
Feb 4, 2013
There are a lot of celebrities I'd put on this list way before Kanye West.
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level 77
May 4, 2014
but can they rap?

oh wait, Kanye can't rap either. Nevermind.
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level 41
May 3, 2014
34/35 Love this city!
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level 62
Feb 26, 2018
Welcome to the cause.
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level 62
Feb 26, 2018
We must defeat the haters who think Chicago is a terrible, ugly, dangerous, criminal-full city.
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level 44
May 3, 2014
33/35 - got all but Sinatra and I forgot relish. But I was born in Chi and most of my family's from there
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level 76
May 3, 2014
Siskel & Ebert!!
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level 33
May 3, 2014
I've seen it spelled the "L Train" before.
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level 58
Oct 20, 2016
...but it stands for "elevated train."
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level 61
May 5, 2014
Moved here two years ago, and I got everything except the aquarium (which I am fairly certain I have only ever heard as simply "the aquarium"). In any case, I feel like I can start to call myself a Chicagoan. I still put ketchup on my hot dogs though...
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level 77
May 6, 2014
Probably more a tourist thing, anyway..
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level 64
Nov 4, 2016
Not really. There are many "diehard" hot dog fans who will criticize you. But plenty of local people use ketchup too. //born and raised in Chicagoland
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level 77
Nov 10, 2016
when people get all snooty about the proper way to eat your food or drink your beer or stir your tea or whatever I can't stand that. I understand regional traditions can be fun sometimes but are you actually going to get upset by what I want to put in my mouth or how I go about getting it there? then get a life.
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level 58
May 5, 2014
Greatest city in America!
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level 41
Jul 9, 2014
Second that
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level 62
Feb 26, 2018
WOOHOO! Go Chicago.
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level 60
Mar 17, 2015
grew up on the South side, missed Chicagoland and Bueller. No ketchup on the Vienna beef and suprisingly no Pizza question.
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level 76
Nov 3, 2015
I credit radio station WLS with many of the answers I knew. When I was a kid in the 1960s it was the only Top 40 music station we could get after 10 pm in the Mid-south, and I fell asleep most nights listening to it. Art Roberts was great.
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level 10
Aug 29, 2016
Ketchup on a hot dog makes it go down a lot easier. Otherwise, its just nasty๐Ÿ˜€. I tries millinnium 20 differebt ways and gave up, and i live here too.
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level 10
Aug 29, 2016
Oops, evidently need to use spellcheck b4 commenting.๐Ÿ‘…
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level 47
Nov 5, 2016
I answered two cities...
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level 49
Nov 5, 2016
Celery salt is coming in last? That's the first ingredient I ever learned for a Chicago dog.
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level 48
Nov 5, 2016
I knew about Chance the Rapper.....had no idea Kanye's from Chi-Town.....sorry for that ;)
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level 65
Nov 7, 2016
Football team from Chicago? Chicago Fire! No? Oh, wait, that kind of "football"...
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level 67
Nov 26, 2016
For someone who has lived my entire life just a couple miles outside of Chicago, I probably should have done better than 28/35. But then I don't eat hot dogs and like half the ones I missed are toppings for that. Would love to see a question about deep dish pizza on here - if we're going to be represented by a food then how about a GOOD one?
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level 40
Feb 15, 2017
I'm honestly a little disappointed with how few people got some of these answers, I mean... Obama, and the cubs, or sears tower! Those should really be in the upper nineties.
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level 67
Oct 17, 2018
Would it be possible to change the "Pro Sports Teams" heading to "Major League Sports Teams" or something to that effect? Chicago technically has a second pro hockey team, the Chicago Wolves, a professional soccer team, the Chicago Fire, and a women's pro basketball team, the Chicago Sky, but I can absolutely understand why you wouldn't want to add those.
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level 38
Sep 24, 2019
I refuse to call it the W***** Tower so thank you for accepting Sears
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level 38
Sep 24, 2019
Homecoming by Kanye is one of the best Chicago songs ever