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Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
10 True or False statements about the great state of Michigan
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Sep 24 18
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Sep 24 18
516 plays
  Michigan: The Great Lakes State   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Michigan has been a state since 1837. Here are 10 fun facts about the mitten state.
Tough, 10 Qns, subsquid, Sep 24 18
Sep 24 18
286 plays
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Mixed Michigan Trivia Questions

1. The first Governor of Michigan had a name that you may think is written backwards. What was his full name?

From Quiz
Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Answer: Stevens T. Mason

Stevens T. Mason was only 23 when he became the first Governor of Michigan. I made up the other 3 names.

2. Michigan is called by many nicknames. What is the official state nickname of Michigan?

From Quiz Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Answer: Great Lakes State

Although you may hear Michigan called any of these nicknames, the "Great Lakes State" is its official nickname. It is used on Michigan's license plates and can be found on the Michigan state quarter.

3. The automotive industry is a huge part of Detroit's history, so it's no wonder that Detroit is the home of the first mile of concrete-paved road. Which road in Detroit was first?

From Quiz Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Answer: Woodward Avenue (M-1)

Woodward Avenue, also known as Michigan-1, was indeed the first mile of concrete-paved road ever. Woodward Avenue was established in 1815 by Native Americans as their primary transportation path (it was known as the Saginaw Trail then) and was converted to a plank road in the 1820's for use by wagons. In 1909, the mile between 6 Mile Road and 7 Mile Road became the first mile of concrete-paved road in the world for use by the automobile.

4. Michigan is bordered by four of the five "Great Lakes". Which Great Lake does not border the state of Michigan?

From Quiz Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Answer: Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is the only Great Lake that does not border Michigan. Lake Erie and Lake Huron border Michigan on the east (separated by Lake St. Clair) and Lake Superior lies north of Michigan's upper peninsula. Lake Michigan is to the west of Michigan.

5. While in Michigan, you are never more than _______ miles from one of the Great Lakes. How many miles, roughly?

From Quiz Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Answer: 85

You're never more than two hours from a Great Lake (unless you're driving slow while looking at the scenery).

6. Michigan comes from the Ojibwa word mishigamaa. What does mishigamaa mean?

From Quiz Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Answer: Large water or large lake

The Ojibwa probably weren't aware that Michigan was shaped like a mitten.

7. Michigan's motto is "Si quaeris penninsulam amoenam circumspice". What does this mean?

From Quiz Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Answer: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you

Michigan is comprised of an upper and lower peninsula (the only US state made up of two peninsulas), so, if you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.

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