On Sept. 4-6, REALTORS® from all over the state will converge in Chicago for the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Whether you have great memories from previous visits or you’re visiting for the first time, you can expand your knowledge of the people, places and things of the Windy City. Try taking this brief quiz without looking online for answers.
1) Which professional Chicago sports team has won the most championships? Least?
a) Chicago Blackhawks (hockey)
b) Chicago Cubs (baseball)
c) Chicago Bulls (basketball)
d) Chicago Bears (football)
e) Chicago White Sox (baseball)
2) Which of these famous people was NOT born in Chicago?
a) Michael Flatley (dancer)
b) Shonda Rhimes (screenwriter, director, producer of Grey’s Anatomy)
c) Lisa Madigan (Illinois Attorney General)
d) Oprah Winfrey (talk show host, entrepreneur)
e) Walt Disney (movies, entrepreneur)
f) Abraham Lincoln (16th president)
g) Michael Crichton (author, screenwriter)
h) Barack Obama (current president)
i) Pat Sajak (game show host)
3) Which Chicago building was the nation’s first skyscraper?
a) The Historic Chicago Water Tower
b) The Sears Tower
c) The Willis Tower
d) Merchandise Mart
e) Home Insurance Building
f) Wrigley Field
g) Marshall Field & Company department store
h) Marina Towers
4) Which of the following statements is NOT true about the song “My Kind of Town?”
a) It is about Chicago, Illinois
b) Frank Sinatra was the first to record it
c) It won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song
d) Sammy Cahn wrote the lyrics
[Answers: (1) Bears have the most championships (nine), while the Cubs have the least (two); (2). Oprah Winfrey was born in Tennessee, Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and Barack Obama was born in Hawaii;* (3) The Home Insurance Building was the first skyscraper, built in 1884, originally 10 floors (138 feet) tall;* and (4) The 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song was “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from the movie, Mary Poppins.*]
* Source: Wikipedia.