Chicago Taxi Aug.2013 - Geography

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Geography questions from the final exam


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    From downtown, what expressway would you take to go to Oak Park, Maywood or Brookfield ?

    • A.

      Eisenhower

    • B.

      Kennedy

    • C.

      Dan Ryan

    • D.

      Stevenson

    Correct Answer
    A. Eisenhower
    Explanation
    To go to Oak Park, Maywood, or Brookfield from downtown, you would take the Eisenhower Expressway.

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  • 2. 

    President Obama’s Chicago Home is at 5046 S. Greenwood  Ave. (1100E) . What neighborhood is this ?

    • A.

      North Lawndale

    • B.

      Grand Crossing

    • C.

      Albany Park

    • D.

      Kenwood

    Correct Answer
    D. Kenwood
    Explanation
    Kenwood is the correct answer because President Obama's Chicago home is located at 5046 S. Greenwood Ave, which is in the Kenwood neighborhood.

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  • 3. 

    Columbus Dr. north of ____________ is called _____________ .

    • A.

      The Chicago River, St. Clair

    • B.

      Kinzie, MVDR

    • C.

      Grand Ave., Fairbanks Ct.

    • D.

      North Water St., Dewitt

    Correct Answer
    C. Grand Ave., Fairbanks Ct.
    Explanation
    Columbus Dr. north of Grand Ave. is called Fairbanks Ct.

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  • 4. 

    Roosevelt Rd. is an alternate route for I-290. What other street can be used as an alternate route ?

    • A.

      Pershing Rd.

    • B.

      Pratt Ave.

    • C.

      Randolph St.

    • D.

      Washington Blvd.

    Correct Answer
    D. Washington Blvd.
    Explanation
    Washington Blvd. can be used as an alternate route because it is mentioned as one of the options in the given list of streets. Since the question asks for another street that can be used as an alternate route, and Washington Blvd. is one of the options provided, it can be inferred that Washington Blvd. is a valid alternative to Roosevelt Rd.

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  • 5. 

    What street is used to arrive at Merchandise Mart ?

    • A.

      LaSalle

    • B.

      Clark

    • C.

      Wacker Dr.

    • D.

      Wells

    Correct Answer
    D. Wells
    Explanation
    Wells is the correct answer because it is the street used to arrive at Merchandise Mart.

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  • 6. 

    The Duchossois  Center, Bernard Mitchell and Comer’s  Children Hospitals are all located ?

    • A.

      59th St. & Cottage Grove

    • B.

      Ogden & Damen

    • C.

      75th & Stony Island

    • D.

      25th St. & Michigan

    Correct Answer
    A. 59th St. & Cottage Grove
    Explanation
    The Duchossois Center, Bernard Mitchell, and Comer's Children Hospitals are all located at 59th St. & Cottage Grove.

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  • 7. 

    What point of interest is directly in front of Navy Pier ?

    • A.

      Harbor Point

    • B.

      Lake Point Tower

    • C.

      Navy Pier Points

    • D.

      Chicago Points

    Correct Answer
    B. Lake Point Tower
    Explanation
    Lake Point Tower is directly in front of Navy Pier.

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  • 8. 

    How far west is Cumberland ?

    • A.

      2800

    • B.

      8400

    • C.

      7200

    • D.

      4400

    Correct Answer
    B. 8400
    Explanation
    Cumberland is located 8400 units west.

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  • 9. 

    How far west is Narragansett ?

    • A.

      6800

    • B.

      6400

    • C.

      5600

    • D.

      4800

    Correct Answer
    B. 6400
    Explanation
    Narragansett is located 6400 units west from the reference point.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is the best route from City Hall to Wrigley Field ?

    • A.

      LaSalle n/b to Randolph w/b to I-90/94, exit e/b on Addison to destination

    • B.

      LaSalle s/b to Madison s/b to I-90/94 , exit 35th St. to destination

    • C.

      LaSalle n/b to Clark to destination

    • D.

      LaSalle n/b to Addison to destination

    Correct Answer
    C. LaSalle n/b to Clark to destination
    Explanation
    The best route from City Hall to Wrigley Field is to take LaSalle northbound and then turn onto Clark Street to reach the destination.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the best route from Harold Washington College to The New Regal Theater

    • A.

      Lake St. e/b to Michigan s/b to Columbus s/b to LSD s/b to 75th St. w/b to Cornell Dr. to Stony Island s/b to 79th St. e/b to theater

    • B.

      Lake e/b to Michigan n/b to Wacker e/b to LSD (lower – s/b) to Jeffery s/b to 79th St. e/b to theater

    • C.

      Lake St, e/b to Michigan s/b to Wacker e/b to LSD (lower –s/b) to South Shore Dr. s/b to Yates s/b to 79th St. w/b to theater

    • D.

      Lake St. e/b to Michigan s/b to Monroe e/b to Columbus s/b to LSD s/b to 57th Dr. w/b to Cornell Dr. s/b to Stony Island s/b to 79th St. e/b to theater

    Correct Answer
    D. Lake St. e/b to Michigan s/b to Monroe e/b to Columbus s/b to LSD s/b to 57th Dr. w/b to Cornell Dr. s/b to Stony Island s/b to 79th St. e/b to theater
    Explanation
    The best route from Harold Washington College to The New Regal Theater is to take Lake St. eastbound to Michigan Ave. southbound. Then, continue on Monroe St. eastbound to Columbus Dr. southbound. From there, take LSD (Lake Shore Drive) southbound to 57th Dr. westbound. Next, take Cornell Dr. southbound to Stony Island Ave. southbound. Finally, take 79th St. eastbound to reach the theater.

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  • 12. 

    What university is located at Michigan & Congress ?

    • A.

      DePaul

    • B.

      Loyola

    • C.

      Northwestern

    • D.

      Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    D. Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Roosevelt University is located at Michigan & Congress in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • 13. 

    How far north is Devon ?

    • A.

      6400

    • B.

      5500

    • C.

      3200

    • D.

      1600

    Correct Answer
    A. 6400
  • 14. 

    Going from Midway to U.S. Cellular Field   …

    • A.

      Exit airport onto Kilpatrick n/b to 55th St. e/b becoming Garfield Blvd. w/b to I-90/94 n/b to 35th St. w/b to location

    • B.

      Exit airport onto Cicero n/b to Archer Ave. NE to 35th St. e/b to location

    • C.

      Exit airport onto Cicero n/b to I-55N to I-90/94 s/b to 35th St. to location

    • D.

      All of the above can will get you to U.S. Cellular Field

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above can will get you to U.S. Cellular Field
    Explanation
    All three options mentioned in the question can lead to U.S. Cellular Field. The first option suggests taking Kilpatrick northbound to 55th St, which then becomes Garfield Blvd, and finally taking I-90/94 northbound to 35th St. The second option suggests taking Cicero northbound to Archer Ave, then heading northeast to 35th St. The third option suggests taking Cicero northbound to I-55N, then taking I-90/94 southbound to 35th St. All three routes ultimately lead to the same destination, U.S. Cellular Field.

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  • 15. 

    Which is the best route the Art Institute to Museum of Contemporary Art ?

    • A.

      Michigan n/b to Pearson e/b to MVDR s/b to museum

    • B.

      Michigan n/b to Monroe e/b to LSD n/b to Chicago e/b to MVDR n/b to Museum

    • C.

      Michigan n/b to Chicago e/b to MVDR n/b to museum

    • D.

      Michigan s/b to Balbo e/b to LSD n/b Oak w/b to Michigan s/b to Chicago e/b to MVDR to museum

    Correct Answer
    C. Michigan n/b to Chicago e/b to MVDR n/b to museum
  • 16. 

    Peterson Avenue is …

    • A.

      6000N

    • B.

      4500N

    • C.

      South of Devon Ave.

    • D.

      Both 1 & 3 are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Both 1 & 3 are correct
    Explanation
    Peterson Avenue is both 6000N and south of Devon Ave. This means that Peterson Avenue is located at a latitude of 6000N and is positioned to the south of Devon Ave.

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  • 17. 

    Does Congress (500S) connect Michigan Ave. with Lake Shore  Drive ?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Sometimes

    • D.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The given answer "No" indicates that Congress (500S) does not connect Michigan Ave. with Lake Shore Drive. This suggests that there is no direct route or connection between these two locations using Congress (500S) road.

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  • 18. 

    The first mile marker south of Madison is …

    • A.

      Cermak rd

    • B.

      Roosevelt Rd.

    • C.

      Harrison

    • D.

      Garfield Blvd.

    Correct Answer
    B. Roosevelt Rd.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Roosevelt Rd. This is because the question asks for the first mile marker south of Madison, and Roosevelt Rd. is the first option listed that is located south of Madison.

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  • 19. 

    University of Illinois at Chicago is located at …

    • A.

      59th & Cottage Grove

    • B.

      95th & Martin Luther King Dr.

    • C.

      Harrison & Halsted

    • D.

      Devon & Sheridan

    Correct Answer
    C. Harrison & Halsted
    Explanation
    The University of Illinois at Chicago is located at Harrison & Halsted.

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  • 20. 

    The oldest building in Chicago is …

    • A.

      The Water Tower

    • B.

      The Chicago History Museum

    • C.

      The Hotel Florence

    • D.

      The Clarke House

    Correct Answer
    D. The Clarke House
    Explanation
    The Clarke House is the oldest building in Chicago. It was built in 1836 and is a historical landmark. The Water Tower, the Chicago History Museum, and the Hotel Florence are all significant buildings in Chicago, but they are not the oldest.

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  • 21. 

    How far West is Homan ?

    • A.

      2800

    • B.

      3300

    • C.

      3400

    • D.

      4000

    Correct Answer
    C. 3400
    Explanation
    The answer 3400 suggests that Homan is located 3400 units of measurement west of a reference point. This implies that Homan is quite far west from the reference point, indicating a significant distance.

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  • 22. 

    Where are you if you are standing at 4000W and 5200N ?

    • A.

      Pulaski & Foster

    • B.

      Sacramento & Kedzie

    • C.

      Roosevelt & Harrison

    • D.

      Central & Devon

    Correct Answer
    A. Pulaski & Foster
    Explanation
    If you are standing at 4000W and 5200N, you are located at the intersection of Pulaski & Foster.

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  • 23. 

    Which street is south of Madison ?

    • A.

      Washington

    • B.

      Lake

    • C.

      Adams

    • D.

      Randolph

    Correct Answer
    C. Adams
    Explanation
    Adams is the street that is south of Madison.

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  • 24. 

    Which museum is located at 6500 S. Pulaski Rd. ?

    • A.

      Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

    • B.

      Bronzeville Children Museum

    • C.

      The Polish Museum

    • D.

      Museum of Holography

    Correct Answer
    A. Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
    Explanation
    The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is located at 6500 S. Pulaski Rd. This means that it is the museum that is being referred to in the question.

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  • 25. 

    Chicago State University is located at ?

    • A.

      Halsted and Harrison

    • B.

      Pershing Rd. and Halsted

    • C.

      95th and King Drive

    • D.

      Harrison and Ashland

    Correct Answer
    C. 95th and King Drive
    Explanation
    Chicago State University is located at 95th and King Drive.

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