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Burnham Park (Chicago): Quiz


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Question 1: "This column, twenty centuries old, was erected on the beach of Ostia, the port of Imperial Rome, to watch over the fortunes and victories of the Roman ________.
Ancient GreeceTriremeGreco-Persian WarsThemistocles

Question 2: A marked six-mile (ten-km) ________ and jogging path runs the length of the park.
Segregated cycle facilitiesCyclingUtility cyclingHelsinki

Question 3: From 1907 until 1920, legal battles to acquire parkland continued despite the 1907 Legislature passing a bill with language favoring ________ until courts rejected the legislation.
TransportTrain stationTrainRail transport

Question 4: to 56th St.) along the ________ lakefront.
Great LakesNorthern MichiganLake HuronLake Michigan

Question 5: Corps of Engineers have been diverted to design projects for the ________.
Central Intelligence AgencyVietnam WarUnited States Marine CorpsIraq War

Question 6: The column is from a portico near the Porta Marina of ________ and stands on a marble base with inscriptions in both Italian and English reading:
AugustusOstia Antica (district)Ancient RomeOstia Antica

Question 7: In 1896, Burnham began marketing the plan to Marshall Field, ________, Philip Armour, and business organizations.
ChicagoPullman, ChicagoPullman CompanyGeorge Pullman

Question 8: The future site primarily was near Lake Michigan or adjoining the ________ right of way.
AmtrakIllinois Central RailroadCanadian Pacific RailwayUnion Pacific Railroad

Question 9: [18] The project, which as of 2009 is still continuing, is joint work by the Park District, the ________ and the City of Chicago Department of Environment.
United States Army Corps of EngineersFlag of the United States ArmyUnited States ArmyChief of Staff of the United States Army

Question 10: South Park was developed with Jackson Park, The Midway's and Washington's designs (by ________ and Calvert Vaux) focusing on lagoons and navigation from the Lake to South Park (now King) Dr.
Hartford, ConnecticutNew York CityBostonFrederick Law Olmsted


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