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Illinois Trivia

Quiz Questions

  1. What's the name of the public sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park, Chicago?
  2. Which of the Great Lakes borders Illinois?
  3. Which city is the capital of Illinois and also the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln?
  4. Can you name the largest airport in Illinois?
  5. What was the most notable Illinois event in in 1871?
  6. Which tall building was formerly known as the Sears Tower?

  7. The Chicago River is famous for being dyed what colour?
  8. Founded in 1837, the John Deere company is known for what type of machinery?
  9. What is the Chicago basketball team called?
  10. Which famous architect designed the Robie House in Chicago?
  11. Which president was born in Tampico, Illinois?
  12. What is the name of the stadium where the Chicago Bears play their home games?
  13. Who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the boss of the Chicago Outfit?
  14. What name has been given to Chicago's business district, taken from the route the elevated L train takes?
  15. Which science fiction author, best known for his novel "Fahrenheit 451", was born in Waukegan, Illinois?
  16. Which historic road, often referred to as the "Main Street of America", runs through Illinois?
  17. Who was the director of the Developing Communities Project on Chicago's far South Side from 1985 to 1988?
  18. Chicago is famous for what sort of pizza?
  19. By what name do we better know blues singer McKinley Morganfield who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues"?
  20. Which global e-commerce marketplace connecting subscribers with local merchants was first launched in Chicago in November 2008?


  1. Cloud Gate, also known as "The Bean"
  2. Lake Michigan
  3. Springfield
  4. O'Hare International Airport
  5. Great Chicago Fire
  6. The Willis Tower
  7. Green on St. Patrick's Day
  8. Agricultural machinery
  9. Chicago Bulls
  10. Frank Lloyd Wright
  11. Ronald Reagan
  12. Soldier Field
  13. Al Capone
  14. The Loop
  15. Ray Bradbury
  16. Route 66
  17. Barack Obama
  18. Deep-dish
  19. Muddy Waters
  20. Groupon