Great Chicago Fire

Test Quiz

Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Great Chicago Fire.

1. How long did the Great Chicago Fire last?
a. 4 hours
b. 1 day
c. 2 days
d. 1 week
e. 2 weeks

2. What year did the Great Chicago Fire occur?
a. 1831
b. 1871
c. 1902
d. 1933
e. 1971

3. True or False: No buildings in the fire zone survived the fire.

4. What eventually caused the fire to end?
a. The fire department put out the fire
b. High winds blew the fire out
c. It began to rain
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

5. Where did the fire likely begin?
a. In a small barn
b. In a tavern
c. In a fireworks factory
d. In a theater
e. In a train station

6. Which of the following is a theory about how the fire might have began?
a. A meteor shower
b. By men gambling
c. A cow kicked over a lantern
d. Someone stealing milk
e. All of the above

7. Why was the fire department late to the fire?
a. They were asleep
b. There wasn't a fire department at the time
c. They were eating dinner
d. They were sent to the wrong address
e. None of the above

8. What professional sport has a team called the Chicago Fire?
a. Soccer
b. Baseball
c. Hockey
d. Basketball
e. Rugby

9. True or False: The city never rebuilt and much of the area is still burned down today.

10. What is located today at the place where the fire began?
a. A hotel
b. A restaurant
c. Chicago Fire Academy
d. Chicago Field
e. An airport

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Great Chicago Fire page at /history/us_1800s/great_chicago_fire.php.

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