Chicago Trivia Quiz

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Chicago Trivia Quiz

Think you know Chicago? Think again! A theater hub and the birthplace of improv comedy, Chicago boasts a world-famous skyline, dynamic sports teams, and some of the finest dining and shopping in the world. Test your knowledge of the Windy City's colorful culture and history and get inspired to explore all Chicago has to offer!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or False: According to Travel & Leisure magazine, Chicago ranks #1 in business hotels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which of the following movies was NOT filmed in Chicago: 
    • A. 

      A League of Their Own

    • B. 

      American Gangster

    • C. 

      Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    • D. 

      Ocean's 11

    • E. 

      The Fugitive

  • 3. 
    Which famous person was NOT born in Chicago? 
    • A. 

      Michael Jordan

    • B. 

      Hillary Rodham Clinton

    • C. 

      Walt Disney

    • D. 

      Harrison Ford

    • E. 

      Hugh Hefner

  • 4. 
    Which major Chicago structure burned to the ground and was then, quickly, rebuilt on nearly the same spot?
    • A. 

      The Chicago Theatre

    • B. 

      Museum of Science and Industry

    • C. 

      Chicago Water Tower

    • D. 

      McCormick Place Convention Center

  • 5. 
    What position did Mike Ditka play for the Bears? 
    • A. 

      Defensive tackle

    • B. 

      Linebacker

    • C. 

      Tight end

    • D. 

      Running back

  • 6. 
    For what phenomena is Chicago nicknamed “The Windy City”? 
    • A. 

      Wind off Lake Michigan

    • B. 

      Politicians’ "hot air"

    • C. 

      I'm stumped!

  • 7. 
    The World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 introduced what food to Chicago? 
    • A. 

      Pizza

    • B. 

      Popcorn

    • C. 

      Hot Dog

    • D. 

      Funnel Cake

  • 8. 
    What's the name of the world's eighth-tallest building in the world and the tallest building in Chicago?
    • A. 

      Trump Tower

    • B. 

      Willis Tower

    • C. 

      John Hancock Center

    • D. 

      Wrigley Building

  • 9. 
    What is the popular name for the heart of Chicago’s downtown business district?
    • A. 

      The Center

    • B. 

      The Circle

    • C. 

      The Loop

  • 10. 
    When you travel to Chicago, how should you prepare to dress?
    • A. 

      In Layers

    • B. 

      Casually

    • C. 

      Always pack a warm jacket and sweater

  • 11. 
    What is the best bargain for getting from O’Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport to downtown Chicago?
    • A. 

      Shared taxi rides

    • B. 

      The El (Elevated Train)

    • C. 

      Airport Shuttles

  • 12. 
    What is the best way to reach the city's main museums, along with some great restaurants, in downtown Chicago?
    • A. 

      Flag a cab for door-to-door service.

    • B. 

      Walk from one to another

    • C. 

      Jump on and off trolleys

  • 13. 
    Which of these is NOT a common nickname of Chicago?
    • A. 

      City of Big Shoulders

    • B. 

      City That Works

    • C. 

      Blues Capital of the U.S.

    • D. 

      Second City

  • 14. 
    How many James Beard award-winning restaurants and chefs are in Chicago? 
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 15. 
    True or False: Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Outside the Louvre in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago holds the largest collection of what type of art?
    • A. 

      Expressionism

    • B. 

      Impressionism

    • C. 

      Modernism

    • D. 

      Surrealism

  • 17. 
    How big is the exhibition space at McCormick Place? 
    • A. 

      0.6 million square feet

    • B. 

      1.6 million square feet

    • C. 

      2.6 million square feet

    • D. 

      3.6 million square feet

  • 18. 
    Approximately how many visitors come to Chicago every year? 
    • A. 

      10 million

    • B. 

      20 million

    • C. 

      30 million

    • D. 

      40 million

  • 19. 
    How many stories tall is the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier?
    • A. 

      10 stories

    • B. 

      15 stories

    • C. 

      20 stories

  • 20. 
    Which of the following products are made in Chicago?
    • A. 

      Blistex lip Products

    • B. 

      Red Hots

    • C. 

      Lemonheads

    • D. 

      Jay's Potato Chips

    • E. 

      Snickers Bars

    • F. 

      Tootsie Roll

    • G. 

      Veinna Beef Hotdogs

    • H. 

      Vosages Haut Chocolat

    • I. 

      The Oscar Statuette

    • J. 

      Morton Salt

    • K. 

      All of the Above

    • L. 

      None of the Above

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