Old Time Chicago Quiz – How much do you know?

Got this from a friend of mine. See how many you can answer without
peeking at the answers! :-)

OLD-TIME CHICAGOAN QUIZ

(1) Name all five of Riverview’s roller coasters.

(2) What was the former name of Martin Luther King Drive?

(3) How many times was Richard J. Daley (the “Old Man”) elected mayor?

(4) Identify any two candidates who lost to the original Daley.

(5) What is an alewife?

(6) What did Jack Brickhouse yell when the Cubs hit a home run?

(7) Name, in order, the three papers Mike Royko wrote for.

(8) What gasoline chain had Dino the Dinosaur as a mascot?

(9) Which of Bill Veeck’s legs was the peg-leg?

(10) Identify Resurrection Mary.

(11) Why was 1340 North State Parkway a famous address?

(12) Who was Uncle Johnny Coons?

(13) What car dealer was the “Home of the Backward K?”

(14) Name the announcer of TV bowling at Faetz-Niesen.

(15) What was a Green Hornet?

(16) Where were the Stock Yards located?

(17) What type of store was Morris B. Sachs?

(18) When he wasn’t doing Riverview commercials, what was Two-Ton Baker’s profession?

(19) What Catholic archbishop has a suburb named after him?

(20) What business had the phone number MOhawk 4-4100 ?

(21) Identify one Chicago street that was part of U.S. Route 66

(22) Name the sponsor of TV wrestling who was killed by an unhappy customer.

(23) What was the last home stadium of the Chicago Cardinals?

(24) Name one locally-brewed Chicago beer. (Recent brew-pubs do not count!)

(25) Before Circle, where was the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois?

( 26) Where did the Beatles perform on their first trip to Chicago?

(27) Which defunct grocery chain gave S & H Green Stamps?

(28) Name the boxing champ who gave his name to a local milk company.

(29) Where was the Army Induction Center located?

(30) How many inches of snow fell in the January 1967 blizzard?

(31) Who wore an Uncle Sam suit, and was always a losing candidate for public office?

(32) What pub lic building was often called simply “Eleventh and State?”

(33) Where did Andy the Clown hang out?

(34) Name the TV show that was the source of the local catch-phrase: “Right Here, Harv.”

(35) Who were the Lincoln Park Pirates?

(36) What was the old name of the Brown Line ‘L?

(37) Where was Skip’s located?

(38) What do the call letters of Channel 11 WTTW–stand for?

(39) Where was Skid Row?

(40) Name two Illinois governors who served time in prison.

Here are the answers…

1. Name all five of Riverview’s roller coasters.

Bobs, Sliver Streak, Comet, Fireball (formerly the Blue Streak), Flying Turns.
(No, the Wild Mouse was not a real rollercoaster.)

2. What was the former name of Martin Luther King Drive?

South Park Avenue

3. How many times was Richard J. Daley (the “Old Man”) elected mayor?

Six

4. Identify any two candidates who lost to the original Daley.
Pick two

Merriam, Sheehan, Adamowski, Waner, Friedman, Hoellen.

5. What is an alewife?

Fish

6. What did Jack Brickhouse yell when the Cubs hit a home run?

“Hey-Hey!”

7. Name, in order, the three papers Mike Royko wrote for.

Daily News, Sun-Times, Tribune

8. What gasoline chain had Dino the Dinosaur as a mascot?

Sinclair

9. Which of Bill Veeck’s legs was the peg-leg?

Right leg

10. Identify Resurrection Mary.

Famous ghost haunting the Southwest suburbs

11. Why was 1340 North State Parkway a famous address?

Playboy mansion

12. Who was Uncle Johnny Coons?

Host of 1950’s kids’ TV show

13. What car dealer was the “Home of the Backward K?

Nickey Chevrolet

14. Name the announcer of TV bowling at Faetz-Niesen.

Whispering Joe Wilson

15. What was a Green Hornet?

Streetcar

16. Where were the Stock Yards located?

Halsted near 43rd Street

17. What type of store was Morris B. Sachs?

Clothing

18. When he wasn’t doing Riverview commercials, what was Two-Ton Baker’s profession?

Band leader

19. What Catholic archbishop has a suburb named after him?

George Cardinal Mundelein

20. What business had the phone number MOhawk 4-4100?
C.E.T. (early TV dealer)

21. Identify one Chicago street that was part of U.S. Route 66.
Ogden, Adams, Jackson

22. Name the sponsor of TV wrestling who was killed by an unhappy customer.

Sid Fohrman

23. What was the last home stadium of the Chicago Cardinals?

Soldier Field

24. Name one locally-brewed Chicago beer. (Recent brew-pubs do not count!)

Old Chicago, Meister Brau, Tavern Pale, Drewrys, Edelweiss, etc.

25. Before Circle, where was the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois?
Navy Pier

26. Where did the Beatles perform on their first trip to Chicago?

Comiskey Park

27. Which defunct grocery chain gave S & H Green Stamps?

National

28. Name the boxing champ who gave his name to a local milk company.

Joe Louis

29. Where was the Army Induction Center located?

Van Buren and Des Plaines streets

30. How many inches of snow fell in the January 1967 blizzard?

27 inches

31. Who wore an Uncle Sam suit, and was always a losing candidate for public office?

Lar ” America First” Daly

32.. What public building was often called simply “Eleventh and State?

Central Police Headquarters

33. Where did Andy the Clown hang out?

Comiskey park

34. Name the TV show that was the source of the local catch-phrase: “Right Here, Harv.”

Bozo’s Circus

35. Who were the Lincoln Park Pirates?

Lincoln Towing

36. What was the old name of the Brown Line ‘L?

Ravenswood

37. Where was Skip’s located?

North Avenue near First Avenue

38. What do the call letters of Channel 11 WTTW–stand for?

Window To The World

39. Where was Skid Row located?

Madison Street , from Clinton to Halsted

40. Name two Illinois governors who served time in prison.

Kerner and Walker

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8 Responses to “Old Time Chicago Quiz – How much do you know?”

  1. John Marcoux Says:

    Re question #26: Beatles first Chicago appearance was at the Amphitheatre. I wuz there.

    Thanks for the fun quiz.

    John Marcoux
    Charleston, SC

  2. Denny F. Says:

    I saw the Beatles at the Ampitheater also…Jackie Deshannon opened, along with the Bill Black Combo. Seats in Row 5

  3. Cecil Broughton Says:

    I believe I saw the Beatles at the Stock Yards. The opening acts were the Cyrcle. Martha and the Vandella’s and Bobby Hebb in 65′ or 66′. Am I right about this ?
    Great Quiz by the way

  4. Grace Rellie Says:

    My Grandfather drove the Green hornet streetcars in the 1950s. They were an integral part in Chicago’s history and though they are gone, many remember them fondly.

    • Dennis Says:

      If you go to the Illinois Ralway Museum in Union, IL, you can see one of the original Green Hornets. Last time I checked, they were planning on putting it in service!

  5. Karl Menser Says:

    Beatles first visit was Amphitheater… http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-chicagodays-beatles-story,0,3647529.story

  6. thomas Says:

    any one remember the radio commercial for cet television.
    “Cal Mohawk 44100 cet for television”

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