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Old 04-10-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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Sorry, I'm a native to Chicago and I thought this was a pretty good quiz for some of us oldsters...

(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 public 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. (Blago isn't there yet )

(41) Name three streets that rhyme with the word vagina.

I will post the correct answers in a few days.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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IrishTom will win this easily. Most of us are not old enough to know half the stuff on here.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Some of the questions I had no clue on and others I am pretty sure I know, but I am not 100% certain.


Below are my answers for the ones I know 100% are right-off the top of my head.

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(5) What is an alewife? A FISH

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

(10) Identify Resurrection Mary. A GHOST

(11) Why was 1340 North State Parkway a famous address? IT WAS THE PLAYBOY MANSION

(15) What was a Green Hornet? CTA STREETCARS

(16) Where were the Stock Yards located? WEST OF HALSTED BETWEEN 39th and 47th

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

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

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

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

(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? INTERNATIONAL AMPHITHEATRE

(32) What public building was often called simply "Eleventh and State?" POLICE HEADQUARTERS

(35) Who were the Lincoln Park Pirates? CITY OF CHICAGO TOW TRUCK DRIVERS

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

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

(39) Where was Skid Row? WEST LOOP GATE (WEST LOOP) ---PARTICULARLY MADISON AND RANDOLPH

(41) Name three streets that rhyme with the word vagina. PAULINA,MELVINA,and LUNT.

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Old 04-10-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Avengerfire, you got all the ones you answered correct!
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I only posted the ones I was fully confident in.

About 10 of the ones I did not answer I have a good idea about, but am not certain.

Another 10 or so I have no idea.

IrishTom can answer those!
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Excellent addition there AF!
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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I can do a few off the top of my head---no googling

1. The Bobs, the Comet, The Flash, the Fireball, the Flying Turns

2. South Park

4. Only guy I remember is Adamowski

7. Royko wrote for the Daily News and the Trib, maybe the Sun Times.

8. Sinclair

13. Nicky Chevrolet

18. Wrestler

22. The Foreman Brothers

24. Garden City

27. A&P, National

29. On Harrison downtown

31. Lahr "America First" Daley

33. Comiskey

35. Lincoln Towing

37. First Ave. and North

40. Dan Walker and George Ryan
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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Irish,

You got all but one right. And I have to give ya half a point for 29. Harrison was DEFINITELY skid row-ish but the "official" skid row area was The area between Madison/Randolph and Clinton/Halsted.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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IrishTom corrected me (?) on "(35) Who were the Lincoln Park Pirates?"

I always thought the song was about the City's tow truck drivers. Perhaps Lincoln Towing had a contract towing for the city however... They have gotten me a few times...They are still "pirates" indeed!

I looked it up and appears IrishTom is probably right on this one.

Anyone else have the answers for the remaining questions?
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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Bone Saw---Harrison was where the Army induction center was, that was question 29, right?
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