Statistics for History of Illinois

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  • The average score is 14 of 20

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Question Answer % Correct
What President was born in a Kentucky log cabin, but built his political career in Illinois?Abraham Lincoln
98%
What Illinois resident became the first African-American President in 2008?Barack Obama
98%
What 1871 disaster was falsely blamed on an Irishwoman's cow kicking over a lantern?Great Chicago {Fire}
97%
Who was the Chicago area's most notorious gangster during Prohibition?Al Capone
93%
What Chicago talk show host is currently the richest African-American person?Oprah Winfrey
91%
What was the world's tallest building from 1973-1998?Sears Tower
85%
What historic highway starts in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica, California?Route 66
83%
What team was accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series?Black Sox
81%
What Civil War general lived in Galena, Illinois?Ulysses S. Grant
78%
What city was that President a resident of?Springfield
75%
What event, also known as the Columbian Exposition, was held in Chicago in 1893?World's Fair
73%
What ethnic community celebrates Casimir Pulaski day on the first Monday of every year?Polish Community
71%
What "shoeless" player was the best player on that team?Shoeless Joe Jackson
64%
What notable novelist was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899 before traveling to
Missouri, Italy, France, Spain, Cuba, and Africa?
Ernest Hemingway
63%
What Mormon prophet was mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois and was killed by an angry mob?Joseph Smith
63%
What genre of music was played by Howlin' Wolf and Buddy Guy?Blues
61%
And what "untouchable" federal agent brought him down?Elliot Ness
54%
What industry was centered around Chicago's Union Stock Yards?Meatpacking
48%
What Italian physicist built the world's first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago?Enrico Fermi
39%
What Illinois socialist ran for President five times, winning 6% of the vote in 1912?Eugene V. Debs
20%

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