Test Your Beach Safety Smarts

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Beach Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of park district safety tips before heading out to the shores of Lake Michigan this summer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Alcohol and tobacco are permitted on Chicago's beaches, as long as they are used responsibly and in accordance with the law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Chicago Park District recommends that beach-goers:
    • A. 

      Remain aware of their surroundings and put aside distractions like cell phones and iPods.

    • B. 

      Avoid walking alone after dark

    • C. 

      Listen to lifeguards and other park district safety personnel.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 3. 
    Because Chicago's beaches are along Lake Michigan and not an ocean, they don't carry the same safety risks and don't necessitate lifeguards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When the lakefront trail is crowded, cyclists should:
    • A. 

      Yield to pedestrians

    • B. 

      Ride against traffic

    • C. 

      Ride at high speeds to reduce congestion

    • D. 

      Bike on jogging paths

  • 5. 
    Cyclists and rollerbladers are required to wear helmets by law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When should beach patrons be most vigilant about protecting their own safety?
    • A. 

      Weekday mornings between 6 a.m. and noon

    • B. 

      Late afternoons from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    • C. 

      Weekends and holidays between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    • D. 

      Sunday evenings