Quiz: How Well Do You Know Famous Chicagoans? by Chloe May 18, 2020 Muddy Waters, opens a new window by Jean-Luc Ourlin / CC BY-SA 2.0, opens 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. Thomas, opens a new windowHarold Washington, opens a new windowLori Lightfoot, opens a new windowEugene Sawyer, opens a new windowWhich famous Chicagoan was actually born in Chicago?Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, opens a new windowBarack Obama, opens a new windowBob Fosse, opens a new windowKanye West, opens a new windowWhich notorious gangster was gunned down at the Biograph Theater?Paul RiccaJohn Dillinger, opens a new windowAl Capone, opens a new windowJohnny TorrinoWhich famous “Wells” of Chicago is the north-to-south Wells Street named after?Orson Welles, opens a new windowGideon Welles, opens a new windowWilliam WellsIda B. Wells, opens a new windowWho invented the skyscraper?William Le Baron Jenney, opens a new windowAdler & Sullivan, opens a new windowFazlur Khan, opens a new windowBurnham & Root, opens a new windowWhich famous Chicagoan does NOT have a Chicago park named after them?Mahalia Jackson, opens a new windowPing TomSaul Bellow, opens a new windowLorraine DixonWhat does the “C.J.” in Madam C.J. Walker’s name stand for?Charles JosephCherise JohnsonCharlotte JacksonChandler JensonWhich Chicago author coined the term “City of Big Shoulders?”Richard Wright, opens a new windowStuds Terkel, opens a new windowCarl Sandburg, opens a new windowUpton Sinclair, opens a new windowBlues singer Muddy Waters recorded his first studio album at which Chicago record company?Cadillac RecordsCharley RecordsBlue Sky RecordsChess RecordsWhich Chicago landmark did Dr. Margaret Burroughs NOT help found?South Side Community Art Center, opens a new windowEbony Museum (now DuSable Museum of African American History, opens a new window)Art Institute of Chicago, opens a new windowPhoneThis 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, opens 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.