Quiz: 35 Things Only True Chicagoans Know
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35 Things Only True Chicagoans Know
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

So, you think you know all there is to know about Chicago? You might know quite a bit, but only a true Chicagoan knows all the secrets of the Windy City. If you think you can hang with a native Chicagoan, take this quiz to prove if you really know as much as you think you do about Chicago.

Chicago, Chi-town, the Windy City. These are all names for the great city of Chicago, located on the shore of the Great Lake of Michigan. Chicago got its name from a Native American word for "wild onion" or "wild garlic." The spelling of the city's name is actually an English version based on the phonetic spelling of the original word "shikaakwa" (hey, we'd have a hard time spelling that one, too!). Chicago has been the scene of several historical events, including a World's Fair, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and the Great Chicago Fire, which is said to have been started by Mrs. O'Leary's cow (we're not sure what the cow's name was). In reality, nobody really knows who or what started the fire, but the devastation included several hundred deaths and the destruction of more than three square miles of the city.

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