Quiz: How Well Do You Know Famous Chicagoans? by Chloe May 18, 2020 Muddy Waters, opens a new windowopens a new window by Jean-Luc Ourlin / CC BY-SA 2.0, opens a new windowopens a new windowThink you know everything about famous Chicagoans in history? Test your knowledge and learn more with this quiz from bloggers Allyson, Betsy, Chloe, Felicia, Johanna, Michelle, Sarah and Sarah D. Who was Chicago’s first African American mayor?John W. E. ThomasEugene SawyerHarold WashingtonLori LightfootWhich famous Chicagoan was actually born in Chicago?Barack ObamaBob FosseJesus “Chuy” GarciaKanye WestWhich notorious gangster was gunned down at the Biograph Theater?Al CaponePaul RiccaJohn DillingerJohnny TorrinoWhich famous “Wells” of Chicago is the north-to-south Wells Street named after?Ida B. WellsWilliam WellsOrson WellesGideon WellesWho invented the skyscraper?William Le Baron JenneyAdler & SullivanBurnham & RootFazlur KhanWhich famous Chicagoan does NOT have a Chicago park named after them?Saul BellowPing TomMahalia JacksonLorraine DixonWhat does the “C.J.” in Madam C.J. Walker’s name stand for?Charlotte JacksonCharles JosephCherise JohnsonChandler JensonWhich Chicago author coined the term “City of Big Shoulders?”Carl SandburgUpton SinclairStuds TerkelRichard WrightBlues singer Muddy Waters recorded his first studio album at which Chicago record company?Chess RecordsCadillac RecordsCharley RecordsBlue Sky RecordsWhich Chicago landmark did Dr. Margaret Burroughs NOT help found?Ebony Museum (now DuSable Museum of African American History)South Side Community Art CenterArt Institute of ChicagoEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Close Can you tell me more about this webform submission? The contents of this webform are sent to library staff via email. We recommend that you do not submit confidential information (like your library card number, passwords or credit card information). If you need to share confidential information with library staff, we suggest that you use other channels of communication, such as the telephone.Visit our Privacy Statement, opens in a new window to learn more about how your personal information is handled and protected. This information will be submitted via email. Learn More about sending data over email.