WBEZ | quiz http://www.wbez.org/tags/quiz Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en It's news-quizzin' time! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/its-news-quizzin-time-105270 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-4" target="_blank"><img alt="Meyerson WBEZ News Quiz No. 4" src="http://home.comcast.net/~cmeyerson/Q.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 77px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>It&#39;s that time again. Test your knowledge of the news over the last week, as recounted in <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">the pages of this blog</a>. Study up, then click below. (Or click below and consult the blog as you go along; we&#39;re not fussy.)</p><div><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-4">Take Meyerson WBEZ News Quiz No. 4</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-4' } ); </script><p>&nbsp;</p><strong><em>Four things for your weekend:</em></strong><p><strong>&#39;JOURNALISTS ARE ON NOTICE. IF YOU INVESTIGATE THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, CHINESE HACKERS WILL COME AFTER YOU.&#39; </strong>Slate&#39;s&nbsp;Farhad Manjoo says <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/01/new_york_times_chinese_hackers_the_attack_against_the_newspaper_of_record.html">reporters need to learn two lessons</a> from the hacking of <em>The New York Times</em>, the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> and others.<br />* The&nbsp;<em>NYT</em>&#39;s squeamishness about the S-word leads it to print&nbsp;<a href="http://daily-download.com/york-times-censor-failure/">a Web address that just doesn&#39;t work</a>.<br />* &quot;<em><a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-onion-freely-and-happily-gives-its-employees-p,31102/">The Onion</a></em><a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-onion-freely-and-happily-gives-its-employees-p,31102/"> Freely And Happily Gives Its Employees&#39; Passwords To China</a>.&quot;</p></div><p><b><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/law-school-applications-are-collapsing-as-they-should-be/272729/"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/business/NALP_Law_School_Grads_Employment_Corrected.PNG" style="width: 300px; height: 164px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>LAW SCHOOL SQUEEZE.&nbsp;</b>Applications are headed toward a 30-year low, and Jordan Weissmann of <em>The Atlantic</em> calls it &quot;a desperately needed adjustment&quot; because &quot;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/law-school-applications-are-collapsing-as-they-should-be/272729/#">the legal economy is in a shambles</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>&#39;THE GUNS-FOR-EVERYONE ADVOCATES HATE THAT STATISTIC.&#39; </strong>Handgun-owning Democrat Stephen King -- yes, <em>that</em> Stephen King -- has published <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B53IW9W/ref=amb_link_355097102_14?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-3&amp;pf_rd_r=1BZMET2KN2W4Z23TNJM7&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1479955982&amp;pf_rd_i=2486013011">a 99-cent ebook essay</a>&nbsp;spotlighting a 60 percent drop in gun homicides since Australia cracked down on guns.<br />* <em>PolitiFact.com:</em> <a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/jan/31/stephen-king/stephen-king-says-australia-cracked-down-guns-homi/">Numbers back him up</a>.<br />* <em>Mother Jones:</em> <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/pro-gun-myths-fact-check">10 pro-gun myths shot down</a>.</p><p><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aTLySbGoMX0" width="300"></iframe><strong>OSCAR-NOMINATED MOVIE, FREE.&nbsp;</strong>If you didn&#39;t see &quot;Wreck-It Ralph,&quot; you probably haven&#39;t seen the touching piece that preceded it, &quot;Paperman,&quot; one of the contenders for the animated short award. But <a href="http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/01/disney-paperman-online/">Disney&#39;s released it to the Web via YouTube</a>, and so you can see it here. If &quot;Love Actually&quot; had been good, <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57566909/disneys-oscar-nominated-paperman-debuts-online/">it would&#39;ve looked more like this</a>. (Catch the homage to &quot;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048980/">The Red Balloon</a>&quot; at 5:39.) You&#39;re welcome.</p><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong><br />* <a href="http://www.this-page-intentionally-left-blank.org/">This space intentionally left blank</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/its-news-quizzin-time-105270 Homicide Watch looks to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/homicide-watch-looks-chicago-104839 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/homicidewatch.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><strong><a href="http://homicidewatch.org/" target="_blank"><img alt="Homicide Watch: D.C." src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/293209/photo-full.jpg?1344823582" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 20px; margin-right: 20px; float: right; " /></a>HOMICIDE WATCH: CHICAGO.&nbsp;</strong>An acclaimed Washington, D.C., <a href="http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/homicide-tracking-site-expanding-to-chicago/">Web site devoted to tracking murders in-depth with detailed followup coverage</a>&nbsp;is expanding to Chicago, in partnership with the <em>Sun-Times</em>.<br />* Mayor Emanuel says <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/17498999-761/chicago-gun-control-ordinance-in-the-works-emanuel-says.html">Chicago-only ordinance could lead to statewide ban</a> on assault weapons and high-capacity clips.<br />* <a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130110/archer-heights/teen-drops-gun-street-near-cops-gets-tied-december-shooting-police">Chicago teen drops gun in street, gets linked to shooting last month</a>. (DNAinfo.com Chicago)<br />* Gawker: Yesterday&#39;s California high school shooting &quot;<a href="http://gawker.com/5975062">proved once and for all how stupid the NRA is</a>.&quot;<br />* NRA member opposes White House moves on gun control by threatening to &quot;<a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/01/nra-member-makes-case-against-gun-control-promising-shoot-people/60846/">start killing people</a>.&quot;<br />* NRA &quot;<a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/national-rifle-association-gearing-up-for-a-flight/?hpt=hp_t2">mobilizing for a fight</a>,&quot; including new ad campaign.<br />* <em>Mad Magazine</em> enters sticky situation with <a href="http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2013/01/07/mad-exclusive-map-of-the-biggest-gum-owners-in-your-neighborhood">map of gum owners</a>.<br />* <em>The Onion:</em> &quot;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/gorilla-sales-skyrocket-after-latest-gorilla-attac,30860/">Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>SUPERMARKET SALE.</strong> <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/17495354-761/jewel-osco-purchase-could-bring-lower-prices-another-sale.html">Jewel-Osco and other chains owned by SuperValu Inc. have been sold</a> for $3.3 billion. Will the new owners keep the stores open, or sell &#39;em off to maximize profit quickly? David Roeder and Francine Knowles examine the possibilities.</p><p><strong>HOW MUCH FOR JUST A POKE?&nbsp;</strong>Mashable reports that, if you try to send founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg a message on Facebook, <a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/11/facebook-message-mark-zuckerberg/">Facebook will offer to keep the message out of his &quot;Other&quot; Inbox</a> -- for $100.<br /><a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/10/ces-booth-babes/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzAxLzExLzA3L2Jvb3RoYmFiZXMuOGJkODIuanBnCnAJdGh1bWIJOTUweDUzNCMKZQlqcGc/f21bedd6/a99/boothbabes.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 112px; float: right; " /></a>* <strong>&quot;Booth babes&quot; photo</strong> fuels&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/10/ces-booth-babes/">fresh anger over use of female models</a> at Consumer Electronics Show.<br />* CBS forces subsidiary CNET to <a href="http://paidcontent.org/2013/01/10/cbs-takes-aim-at-a-rival-shoots-cnet-in-the-foot/">cancel &quot;Best in CES&quot; award</a> to company CBS is suing because <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-video-recorders-dvrs/dish-hopper-with-sling/4505-6474_7-35566943.html">its DVR lets viewers skip commercials</a>.<br />* Amazon deal: <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-amazon-to-give-music-cd-buyers-a-free-digital-version-20130110,0,2359412.story">Buy CD, get MP3 version in the cloud free</a>. Retroactive to 1998, too.</p><p><strong>THAT&#39;S <em>NEEDLELESS</em>, NOT&nbsp;<em>NEEDLESS</em>, RIGHT?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-talk-sammy-sosa-injex21-0111-20130110,0,5399024.story">Sammy Sosa&#39;s new company</a> specializes in needleless drug injections. Your even more snide and ironic reactions are welcome in the comments section below.</p><p><b>QUIZ TIME.&nbsp;</b>Study this debut week&#39;s blog entries <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">here</a>. Then take the first <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-news-quiz-no-1" target="_blank"><strong>WBEZ Meyerson blog quiz</strong></a>. And then&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Meyerson+quiz@gmail.com?subject=My%20quiz%20score&amp;body=Here's%20how%20I%20did%20on%20the%20quiz%3A">let us know how you did</a>.</p><hr /><p>Do better on next week&#39;s quiz. Sign up to get <a href="http://services.chicagopublicmedia.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&amp;SURVEY_ID=13561">the latest by email from WBEZ</a>.</p></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/homicide-watch-looks-chicago-104839 An Illinois politics quiz: from Adlai Stevenson to James Thompson http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2012-11-27/illinois-politics-quiz-adlai-stevenson-james-thompson <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/416649030_4a4244239f_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/quiz-illinois-politics">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'quiz-illinois-politics' } ); </script></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2012-11-27/illinois-politics-quiz-adlai-stevenson-james-thompson A quiz on famous Chicago disasters http://www.wbez.org/programs/eight-forty-eight/2012-06-19/segment/quiz-famous-chicago-disasters-100208 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/chicago fire diorama flickr.Vic Bit.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt quizzes listeners on the biggest and best Chicago diasters.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>CHICAGO DISASTERS QUIZ</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>1. What feature film climaxes with the Great Chicago Fire?</strong><br />(A)<em> Fire on the Prairie</em><br />(B) <em>Mrs. O&rsquo;Leary&rsquo;s Killer Cow</em><br />(C) <em>The Night Chicago Died</em><br />(D)<em> In Old Chicago</em><br /><br /><strong>2. In 1977 a Loop &lsquo;L&rsquo; accident left 11 people dead. What caused the accident?</strong><br />(A) Two trains collided.<br />(B) A helicopter crashed into the &lsquo;L&rsquo; structure.<br />(C) A passenger tried to hijack a train.<br />(D) A train fell off the tracks during a snowstorm.<br /><br /><strong>3. What famous entertainer was a hero in the Iroquois Theatre Fire?</strong><br />(A) George M. Cohan<br />(B) Eddie Foy<br />(C) Al Jolson<br />(D) Lily Langtry<br /><br /><strong>4. What was notable about the sinking of the Rouse Simmons?</strong><br />(A) The ship sank after crashing into the old Michigan Avenue Bridge.<br />(B) The ship was carrying over $100 million in gold.<br />(C) The Rouse Simmons was Chicago&rsquo;s Christmas Tree Ship.<br />(D) The former captain of the Eastland went down with the Rouse Simmons.<br /><br /><strong>5. What is the traditional site of the Fort Dearborn Massacre?</strong><br />(A) North and Clark<br />(B) Wacker and Michigan<br />(C) 18th and Prairie<br />(D) 35th and Shields</p><p>-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><strong>ANSWERS</strong></p><p>d a b c c</p><p>1. (D) In Old Chicago. This was a 1937 melodrama starring Tyrone Power, Don Ameche, Alice Faye, and Alice Brady&mdash; who won a supporting actress Oscar as Mrs. O&rsquo;Leary. The special effects are primitive by today&rsquo;s standards, but the movie was a big hit 75 years ago.<br /><br />2. (A) Two trains collided. During the February darkness of an afternoon rush hour, a train rounded the curve from Wabash into Lake, and hit the back of another train stopped at the State-Lake station. Three cars of the rear train fell off the track onto the street. Besides the 11 dead, 180 people were injured.<br /><br />3. (B) Eddie Foy. The fire started during a musical comedy performance. Foy went on stage, and remained there long after he could have escaped, trying to calm down the audience. When he could no longer do that, he did manage to get out safely. The incident is dramatized in Bob Hope&rsquo;s film The Seven Little Foys.<br /><br />4. (C) The Rouse Simmons was Chicago&rsquo;s Christmas Tree Ship. In 1912, the Rouse Simmons went down in a storm on Lake Michigan. It was bringing Christmas trees to Chicago from the forests of northern Michigan. The wreckage was found in 1971.<br /><br />5. (C) 18th and Prairie. In 1812, a group of U.S. soldiers and settlers were evacuating Fort Dearborn, and were ambushed by Potawatomi warriors. In 1870, one of the survivors said that the incident had started near a particular grove of cottonwood trees, which then stood at 18th and Prairie. Later historians have concluded that the battle might have taken place closer to current Roosevelt Road.</p></p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/eight-forty-eight/2012-06-19/segment/quiz-famous-chicago-disasters-100208 A quiz on Chicago's earliest history http://www.wbez.org/eight-forty-eight/2012-04-12/segment/quiz-chicagos-earliest-history-98087 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/4418025601_948d134d1e_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>WBEZ's John Schmidt <a href="http://www.wbez.org/segment/quiz-true-cubs-and-white-sox-fans-time-baseball-season-97857">last quizzed listeners</a> on the White Sox and the Cubs for the start of baseball season for <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>. Today, he tries to stump us with facts from Chicago's very early history.<br><br>We'll publish the quizzes after the show. For those of you tuning in live, call&nbsp;<strong>312.923.9239.</strong></p><p><strong>EARLY CHICAGO QUIZ</strong></p><p><strong>1. The word “Chicago” comes from a native word meaning __________.</strong></p><p>(A) smelly plant</p><p>(B) beautiful scenery</p><p>(C) windy city</p><p>(D) boardwalk empire</p><p><strong>2. Fort Dearborn was located near what modern intersection?</strong></p><p>(A) Dearborn-Madison&nbsp;</p><p>(B) Dearborn-North</p><p>(C) Cermak-Cottage Grove</p><p>(D) Michigan-Wacker</p><p><strong>3. Why was David Kennison a famous person in early Chicago?</strong></p><p>(A) He owned Chicago’s largest brewery.</p><p>(B) He was the world’s heavyweight champion boxer.</p><p>(C) He wrote the first book about Chicago’s history.</p><p>(D) He claimed to be a Revolutionary War hero.</p><p><strong>4. When was Chicago incorporated as a city?</strong></p><p>(A) 1801&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>(B) 1818&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>(C) 1837&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>(D) 1848</p><p><strong>5. What is the connection between Jean Baptiste Du Sable and John Kinzie?</strong></p><p>(A) Du Sable was Kinzie’s grandfather.</p><p>(B) Du Sable was Kinzie’s army commander in the American Revolution.</p><p>(C) Kinzie bought Du Sable’s cabin.</p><p>(D) Kinzie killed Du Sable.</p><p>-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>Answers: a d d c c c</p><p>(A) smelly plant.&nbsp; We’re not entirely sure of where the word “Chicago” comes from.&nbsp; According to the most widely-accepted theory, the word derives from the wild leek plants that grew at the mouth of the river.&nbsp; Sometimes the meaning is given as “wild onions” or “big smell.”&nbsp; An alternative theory is that an early-day chief named “Chicageu” drowned in the lake near the same spot, and the native peoples passed down the legend.</p><p>(D) Michigan-Wacker.&nbsp; Fort Dearborn was built by the U.S. Army across the river from the old Du Sable cabin in 1803. It was named after Secretary of War Henry Dearborn.&nbsp; During the War of 1812 the fort was burned by the Potawatomis, who were allies of the British. The fort was rebuilt after the war.&nbsp; As Chicago grew and the surrounding area became more peaceful, the army decided that the fort was no longer needed, and it was gradually dismantled.&nbsp;</p><p>(D) He claimed to be a Revolutionary War hero. Kennison arrived in Chicago in the 1840s. He said that he was born in 1737, was the last survivor of the Boston Tea Party, and—like Zelig or Forest Gump—seemed to turn up near every important event of the Revolution. Nobody questioned him. Kennison died in 1852, and was buried in what is now Lincoln Park.&nbsp; The grave marker is still there.</p><p>(C) 1837.&nbsp; The date was March 4<sup>th</sup>, and last month the city celebrated its 175<sup>th</sup> birthday.&nbsp; Funny thing—Chicago was first incorporated as a town in 1833, and for many years that was considered Chicago’s official birthday. Chicago’s second World’s Fair opened in 1933, and was called the Century of Progress Exhibition. Of course, the Depression was on in the 1930s, and the city leaders wanted to get the party started ASAP.</p><p>(C) Kinzie bought Du Sable’s cabin. Du Sable was a trader of African-French origin. He built a cabin on the north bank of the river sometime in the 1770s, near where the Tribune Tower now stands.&nbsp; DuSable sold the property to Kinzie in 1800, and later died in Missouri. Kinzie lived in the cabin until his death in 1828.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:25:45 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/eight-forty-eight/2012-04-12/segment/quiz-chicagos-earliest-history-98087 Worldview's annual Earth Day quiz! http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/worldviews-annual-earth-day-quiz-85553 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-22/112211620.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s time for <em>Worldview’s</em> annual Earth Day Quiz! Do you know which major league baseball stadium was given an award by PETA for serving the most vegetarian options, including veggie hot dogs? Call us at<strong> 312-832-3124</strong> to play. Jerome will be joined in studio by lifelong environmentalist Kitty Kurth and Howard Learner, director of the <a href="http://elpc.org/" target="_blank">Environmental Law and Policy Center</a>.</p></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/worldviews-annual-earth-day-quiz-85553