Trivia Quiz



1. In the 1600s, what Native American tribe had the largest population in the region of what is now the city of Milwaukee?
Menominee
Potawatomi
Ho-chunk or Winnebago
2. Who are the three founders of the city of Milwaukee? Select all three.
Daniel Wells
Byron Kilbourn
Solomon Juneau
Denis Sullivan
George Walker
George Pinkney
John Gurda
3. In the 1850s, what booming agricultural industry was the reason for the development of the railroad system that connected Milwaukee to the entire state of Wisconsin?
corn
beef cattle
wheat
beer
all of the above
4. The German "Forty-Eighters" led a failed uprising in Germany in 1848 and many left their homeland to settle in Milwaukee. What institutions in Milwaukee can be traced to these well-educated revolutionaries that allowed them to carry out their educational philosophies. Select all that apply:
Turnverein or Turner Society at Turner Hall
The first feminist newspaper, Woman's Times
Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper
5. In the 1860s, Ezekiel Gillespie, an African-American, successfully sued the state of Wisconsin and won the right to:
be released from slavery
vote
purchase private property
start an African-American church, St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal in old Kilbourntown
6. In the 1880s, Wisconsin livestock (cattle and hogs) provided the resource for two major industries. Select the two industries.
beer
tanning
meat-packing
insurance
7. Golda Meir, a Jewish girl who grew up in Milwaukee, eventually became the prime minister of what country?
Palestine
England
France
Lebanon
Israel
8. In 1886, Wisconsin's largest and most violent labor disturbance occurred. What were the workers asking for?
a ten-hour day
more vacation time
safe working conditions
an eight-hour day
higher wages
all of the above
9. Milwaukee's wealthiest families built mansions on what prominent streets?
Prospect Avenue
Highland Boulevard
Grand Avenue, now known as Wisconsin Avenue
all of the above
10. Who was Milwaukee's first socialist mayor?
Victor Berger
Emil Seidel
David Rose
Francis McGovern
11. What did the Socialists do to improve life in the city of Milwaukee and to promote their idea of "the greater good for the greatest number"?
city-sponsored housing projects
public park system to bring nature to Milwaukee's citizens
wastewater treatment system to provide clean drinking water
honesty in government
public health department
all of the above
12. World War I was an "ethnic catastrophe" for which ethnic group in Milwaukee to the point where the native language was shunned and family names were changed to disguise nationality?
Polish
German
Belgian
French
British
13. The "Great Migration" brought a million people from the rural South to the urban north, with many settling in Milwaukee to seek opportunity. These people were of what ethnic group?
African-American
Russians
Latino
French
Polish
14. World War II created an industrial boom for Milwaukee. What was the region's biggest defense contractor?
Falk Corporation
A. O. Smith Corporation
Allis-Chalmers
Harley-Davidson
Pabst
15. In what year did the Milwaukee Braves bring home the city's only World Series title?
1948
1952
1957
1985
16. What ethnic festival started as a neighborhood reunion, but soon grew too large for city streets and moved to the Summerfest grounds in 1978? Other ethnic groups soon followed and now Milwaukee is known as the "City of Festivals."
Germanfest
Festa Italiana
Polishfest
Indian Summer
Irishfest


 
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