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Sweet Home Chicago - Some Lesser-Known Facts
"Some slightly obscure facts from Chicago's vibrant history."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Chicago is known worldwide as "The Windy City". But it also has several lesser-known nicknames. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
City by the Bay
The City of the Big Shoulders"
Hog Butcher for the World
The Big Onion
Which of these fires claimed the lives of 21 firefighters in 1910, in what was then known as the deadliest building collapse in terms of firefighter fatalities?
La Salle Hotel Fire
Our Lady of the Angels Fire
Chicago Union Stock Yards Fire
Iroquois Theatre Fire
Which Chicago museum did Julius Rosenwald, chairman of Sears, Roebuck and Company, open in 1933?
Museum of Science and Industry
Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum of Natural History
The World Columbian Exposition of 1893, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, had many notable "firsts". Which of these was NOT introduced during the fair?
Deep Dish Pizza
Chicago is the only city in the world that can boast having the only one of these buildings through which you can drive a car. And not like a fast food or bank drive-through.
Flattened fried green plantains, with garlic mayo, steak, cheese, lettuce and tomato. What is the name of this Puerto Rican sandwich that was created in Chicago in 1996?
The NFL's Chicago Bears moved to Chicago in 1921. From which Illinois city did they move?
The four stars on Chicago's flag are symbolic of different events in the city's history. The second star is for The Great Chicago Fire. The third is for the World Columbian Exposition. The fourth is for the Century of Progress Exposition. The first star represents the construction of Chicago's first fort. Which fort was this?
Fort Du Page
Fort de Checagou
Completed in 1925, this building's Gothic entrance contains rocks and bricks from several historical sites, including the Taj Mahal, the Parthenon, the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramid, and the Berlin Wall.
Willis (Sears) Tower
Water Tower Place
Which popular men's magazine awarded Chicago the title of "Tastiest City" in 2008?
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