Quiz: How Well Do You Know Famous Chicagoans? by Chloe May 18, 2020 Muddy Waters, opens a new window, opens a new window by Jean-Luc Ourlin / CC BY-SA 2.0, opens a new window, 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. ThomasEugene SawyerHarold WashingtonLori LightfootWhich famous Chicagoan was actually born in Chicago?Bob FosseBarack ObamaJesus “Chuy” GarciaKanye WestWhich notorious gangster was gunned down at the Biograph Theater?John DillingerPaul RiccaAl CaponeJohnny TorrinoWhich famous “Wells” of Chicago is the north-to-south Wells Street named after?Gideon WellesWilliam WellsOrson WellesIda B. WellsWho invented the skyscraper?Burnham & RootAdler & SullivanFazlur KhanWilliam Le Baron JenneyWhich famous Chicagoan does NOT have a Chicago park named after them?Lorraine DixonMahalia JacksonSaul BellowPing TomWhat does the “C.J.” in Madam C.J. Walker’s name stand for?Charlotte JacksonCherise JohnsonCharles JosephChandler JensonWhich Chicago author coined the term “City of Big Shoulders?”Studs TerkelCarl SandburgUpton SinclairRichard WrightBlues singer Muddy Waters recorded his first studio album at which Chicago record company?Blue Sky RecordsCharley RecordsChess RecordsCadillac RecordsWhich Chicago landmark did Dr. Margaret Burroughs NOT help found?Art Institute of ChicagoSouth Side Community Art CenterEbony Museum (now DuSable Museum of African American History)CommentsThis 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.