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Trivia Quiz - Minnesota Fun Facts

Trivia questions about the history, geography, culture and politics of Minnesota!

Quiz Number: 5624
Date Submitted: August 06, 2016
Quiz Categories: U.S. States
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 86.3 percent
Times Taken: 104 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Minnesota Fun Facts
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1. What is the only Great Lake that borders the state of Minnesota?
  A.   Lake Huron
  B.   Lake Superior
  C.   Lake Erie
  D.   Lake Michigan

2. What is the nickname of the state of Minnesota?
  A.   The Magnolia State
  B.   Land of 10,000 Lakes
  C.   The Cave State
  D.   The Great Lake State

3. What Minnesota governor, who served from 1999-2003, was a former professional wrestler?
  A.   Hulk Hogan
  B.   Tim Pawlenty
  C.   Jesse Ventura
  D.   The Phantom

4. What NHL hockey team team resides in Minnesota?
  A.   Wild
  B.   Blackhawks
  C.   Vikings
  D.   Flames

5. What is the capital of the state of Minnesota?
  A.   St. Cloud
  B.   Minneapolis
  C.   St. Paul
  D.   Duluth

6. What mighty American River has its origins at Lake Itasca in Northern Minnesota?
  A.   Ohio River
  B.   Rio Grande River
  C.   Missouri River
  D.   Mississippi River

7. What iconic singer-songwriter-musician was born in Minneapolis in 1958 and died in 2016? His hits included "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," and "I Would Die for You."
  A.   Rick James
  B.   Prince
  C.   Michael Jackson
  D.   none of the above

8. What is the nickname of the University of Minnesota?
  A.   Badgers
  B.   Screaming Eagles
  C.   Tigers
  D.   Golden Gophers

9. What state borders Minnesota to the south?
  A.   Illinoiis
  B.   North Dakota
  C.   Ohio
  D.   Iowa

10. In the 1990s TV sitcom "Coach," Craig T. Nelson starred as head football coach of fictional Division 1-A Minnesota State University. What was the nickname of the team?
  A.   Screaming Eagles
  B.   Thundering Herd
  C.   Soaring Hawks
  D.   Rumbling Buffalo®   

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