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Trivia Quiz - Michigan Fun Facts

Here is a little trivia quiz about Michigan facts and history - enjoy!

Quiz Number: 3073
Date Submitted: January 26, 2009
Quiz Categories: U.S. States
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: trickymutha
Average Score: 63.7 percent
Times Taken: 297 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13

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Michigan Fun Facts
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1. What is the nickname of the state of Michigan?
  A.   The Gem State
  B.   The Great Lakes State
  C.   The Show Me State
  D.   Land of Plenty

2. Which of the following Great Lakes does not touch Michigan's shoreline?
  A.   Lake Superior
  B.   Lake Michigan
  C.   Lake Ontario
  D.   Lake Erie

3. Which if the following states border Michigan?
  A.   Ohio and Indiana
  B.   Ohio and Illinois
  C.   Ohio and New York
  D.   Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin

4. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a what?
  A.   mitten
  B.   dog head
  C.   boot
  D.   cell phone

5. Three major automobile companies are headquartered in the Detroit metropolitan area. Which of the following is not one of them?
  A.   Ford
  B.   General Motors
  C.   Chrysler
  D.   Shelby American

6. What is the only US state that has more territorial water than the state of Michigan?
  A.   Alaska
  B.   California
  C.   Texas
  D.   Florida

7. What political party was founded in Jackson, MI in 1854?
  A.   Whig
  B.   Democratic
  C.   Republican
  D.   Socialist

8. What US President attended The University Of Michigan?
  A.   Barack Obama
  B.   George W Bush
  C.   Gerald Ford
  D.   Rutherford B. Hayes

9. Who was the first woman to serve as governor of Michigan?
  A.   Susana Martinez
  B.   Nikki Haley
  C.   Jennifer Granholm
  D.   Mary Fallin

10. Which of the following 1990s US sitcoms was set in Detroit, Michigan?
  A.   Friends
  B.   Designing Women
  C.   3rd Rock from the Sun
  D.   Home Improvement®   

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