Great Chicaco Fire (By Jim Murphy) Part 1

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Chicago Quizzes & Trivia

Personal accounts and research about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who's barn started the Great Chicago Fire?
    • A. 

      Cathrine and Peter O'Leary

    • B. 

      Katrina and Paul O' Leary

    • C. 

      Cathrine and Patrick O'Leary

  • 2. 
    Who first noticed the fire in the barn?
    • A. 

      Thomas White

    • B. 

      Daniel Sullivan

    • C. 

      Dennis Rogan

  • 3. 
    What happened to Sullivan when he was in the barn saving the animals?
    • A. 

      He fell and when he got up his wooden leg was stuck between two floorboards.

    • B. 

      He fell and couldn't get up because his wooden leg fell off.

    • C. 

      He fell and broke his knee. He couldn't walk.

  • 4. 
    What was NOT a problem when the Great Chicago Fire occured?
    • A. 

      Many of the buildings in Chicago were made of wood and other flamable materials.

    • B. 

      Chicago had an unusually dry summer.

    • C. 

      Lake Michigan had plenty of water to stop the fire.

  • 5. 
    What drugstore supposely didn't turn off the alarm box (the first error leading to the fire's spread)?
    • A. 

      Gonald's Drugstore

    • B. 

      Smith's Drugstore

    • C. 

      Goll's Drugstore

  • 6. 
    What was the MAJOR problem for the firefighters?
    • A. 

      They were directed to the wrong location based of a signal error, which allowed the fire to spread even more rapidly.

    • B. 

      They had fought a fire the night before and were still tired.

    • C. 

      They didn't know how to stop such a big spread of fire.

  • 7. 
    Who else helped pour water on the fire besides the firemen?
    • A. 

      The civilians

    • B. 

      The army

    • C. 

      The police

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