Chicago is a premier US city that is popular with tourists from all over, itching to explore all the cool things to see and do. With Chicago being the birthplace of modern architecture, a special style of pizza, scientific and medical breakthroughs, and a gorgeous skyline, it truly is an incredible city. This is why we’ve made this trivia quiz about Chicago!
And this isn’t just a regular quiz, there are some questions that may surprise you. And don’t expect this to be an easy one! So we kindly advise you to study up and read our Chicago facts post first, which will help IMMENSELY.
But if you’re up for the challenge, then carry on and take the quiz below. See if you have what it takes to answer 20 questions correctly about the Windy City. (And don’t forget to login below to claim your spot on our leaderboard).
Travel Trivia: 20 Questions About Chicago
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What chocolaty sweet treat was invented in Chicago?
Why is Chicago sometimes referred to as the ‘Second City’?
The Bean is one of Chicago’s most recognizable landmarks. What is it’s real name?
Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History is home to SUE, one of the largest in the world of its kind on display. What is SUE?
For largest population in the United States, where does Chicago rank?
What type of pizza is Chicago famous for?
What serious discussion was broadcasted on television for the very first time in America by Chicago’s CBS channel in 1960?
For what reason does the Chicago River get dyed green every year?
What life-saving endeavor first got its start in Chicago in 1937?
What high-rising invention was unveiled at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893? Hint: Some of the biggest ones in the world reside in Dubai, London, and Las Vegas.
To get to the heart of the matter, what medical operation was successfully performed for the first time in Chicago at Provident Hospital, the city’s first non-segregated hospital in 1891?
What defining period of time began in Chicago?
The Chicago Times-Herald race was America’s first-ever automobile race and took place in November 1895. The track ran from downtown Chicago to Evanston and back again; participants built their own ‘road carriages,’ as the term ‘automobile’ had yet to be coined. What day did it take place?
True or False? The historic Route 66 begins in Chicago.
True or False? The world’s first skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885.
True or False? Chicago has its own version of Central Park, called Millennium Park.
True or False? Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is currently the busiest airport in the world.
The name ‘Chicago’ comes from the Algonquin word, shikaakwa, which means ‘wild onion’ or ‘wild garlic’.
True or False? Michael Jackson is one of the many famous artists that have called Chicago home.
True or False? The Chicago River flows backward.
More About Chicago
Need to study more? We’ve got several answers to the quiz – plus much more – in our facts about Chicago post.