What were the first two animals exhibited in the Lincoln Park Zoo?
- Lincoln Park Zoo was opened in 1868 by park commissioners after they received a pair of swans as a gift.
What year did the Great Chicago Fire take place?
- The Great Chicago Fire started on October 8, 1871, and burned for two days. It destroyed more than four square miles.
"Chicago" comes from an Algonquin word that means what?
- The word can also be translated as "skunk" instead of "onion."
What was Riverview Park?
- Riverview Park was a famous amusement park that was open from 1904 to 1967.
The flag of Chicago has four stars. What event is NOT commemorated by a star?
- Construction of the world's first skyscraper is not commemorated by a star. The other star represents the Century of Progress Exposition (1933-1934).
Soldier Field is home to which Chicago sports team?
- Soldier Field is currently the home of the Chicago Bears.
Chicago Pile-1 was what?
- It was part of the Manhattan Project and was dubbed the Chicago Pile-1 because the reactor resembled a discarded pile of graphite blocks.
The Museum Campus includes all of the following EXCEPT
- The Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, and Addler Planetarium comprise the 10-acre site of the Museum Campus.
What was the first skyscraper built in Chicago?
- Built in 1885, the Home Insurance Building was the first skyscraper in the world.
Chicago has two major airports. One is O'Hare International Airport. What is the other?
- In 2007, the Chicago Midway International Airport had a passenger volume of 19,378,855 people.