No, It’s Not Nonsense - It’s Chicago Lingo. How Much Do You Know?

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Are you Windy City wise?

Ace this tricky quiz on all things Chicago to prove you’re a true native. Only a real local will be able to achieve a perfect score!

 Jan 29, 2019
1 of 10Why is it really called the "Windy City"?
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Because they have a lot of hot air ballloons
Because of the hot air bellowing from politicians
Because it's really windy
2 of 10Now called the "Willis Tower" most Chicagoans still just call it:
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The Sears Tower
The Willis Tower
The Big Tower
3 of 10The lake is on the ____ side of the city.
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4 of 10Putting _____ on your hot dog is usually frowned upon.
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pickle relish
tomato slices
5 of 10On St. Paddy's day the city of Chicago ______.
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dyes the river green
lets people swim in the river
floats a bunch of green ducks
6 of 10Which is NOT a Chicago team to rep?
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The Blackhawks
The Cubs
The Red Wings
7 of 10What do Chicagoans call these?
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Gym shoes
8 of 10What is the Chicago train system called?
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The Sub
The L
The levitated system
9 of 10What do Chicagoans call this team?
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The Packs
Da Bears
The Yuppies
10 of 10What does "LSD" stand for?
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Little Sail Down
Lake Shore Drive
Location Sand Dune
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