Michigan, a constituent state of the United States of America, Although by the size of its land Michigan ranks just 22nd of the 50 states, the incorporation of the Great Lakes waters over which it has ward increases its area considerably, placing it eleventh concerning total area. The capital is Lansing, in south-central Michigan. The state’s name is gotten from michi-gama, an Ojibwa (Chippewa) word meaning “large lake.”
Since its admission on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state of the Union and the fourth to be carved from the Northwest Territory, Michigan has turned into a mainspring in the monetary existence of the United States; the name of its largest city, Detroit, has turned into a dictum all through the world for the American automotive industry. The state also has retained its conspicuousness in agriculture and, less significantly, ranger service. In addition, because of its many inland lakes, its boundaries on four of the five Great Lakes, and its many wild tracts, Michigan has developed into one of the nation’s leading vacationer destinations.
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Michigan trivia questions
1 Dearborn, Michigan wasn’t always a city. What township was the city cut from?
2 What river, headquartered in Oakland County, travels through three other counties before having its mouth in Monroe County?
3 Michigan is called the land of what?
4 The unique geography of Michigan is captured in its motto, which is “If you seek a pleasant___, look about you”. What word goes in the blank?
5 “Red Jacket miners had sore throats” (“Red Jacket Miners/Salt Trucks”) The Upper Peninsula village of Red Jacket or Calumet was the site of major mining activity in the late nineteenth century. The area, in the 1870s, was responsible for more than half of America’s production of which of these metals?
6 Michigan’s state stone is the Petoskey stone. What is a Petoskey stone?
7 Michigan’s Motto is ‘Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice’. What is the English translation?
8 Detroit was the first capital city of Michigan, but Lansing later replaced it as the capital city. Which municipality was also once the state capital?
9 What third most populous city in the state of Michigan shares a rather famous border with Detroit?
10 Where in the U.P. is the state fair held every year?
11 What is the name of the site in the Upper Peninsula where there are waterfalls?
12 What is the tallest building in Detroit?
13 Dearborn is often regarded as the home of Henry Ford. Why is he famous?
14 Named for one of the largest cities in Michigan, which river connects Lake Erie to Lake St. Clair?
15 What was Michigan’s FIRST capital?
16 Which Native American chief led a rebellion against the British military occupation of present-day Michigan following the British victory in the 18th-century French and Indian War?
17 Which group of Native Americans did NOT inhabit Michigan?
18 Michigan has four interstate highways, but one of them doesn’t actually exist in any other state but Michigan. Which one?
19 Which of the following is not a nickname of Michigan?
Michigan trivia questions and answers
20 It can take hours to drive from the south-easternmost city in Michigan to the westernmost city in Michigan. Which of the following drives is longer than the trip from Monroe to Ironwood, both in Michigan?
21 In what Detroit suburb is Ford Motor Company’s World headquarters?
22 What is the name of the movie from 1991 that was partially filmed in Calumet?
23 In the 2003-2004 season where did the Detroit Red Wings play?
24 Which of these is NOT an official nickname for Michigan?
25 Where is the ‘Worlds Largest Tire’ located?
26 As of the 2010 U.S. Census what was the approximate population of Dearborn?
27 Also called a creek, what river is named after the French word for bark?
28 Michigan was the ____ state admitted into the Union.
29 The Michigan Territory qualified for statehood in 1835, but was not admitted to the United States as a state until 1837. What was the cause of this delay?
30 The song “Lake Effect” contains a litany of freighters lost on the Great Lakes. Which of these was also the subject of a 1976 Gordon Lightfoot single?
31 Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline of any political subdivision in the world (bordering the Great Lakes). How many miles of shoreline does it have?
32 Which is the National Park is in Michigan?
33 This national lakeshore takes its name from an ancient Chippewa legend which declared that a certain animal was buried under the sand, waiting for her young. Name it.
34 Which set of small but similarly named suburbs were the setting for a quirky action-comedy starring Minnie Driver and John Cusack?
35 What is the common nickname for people from the U.P.?
36 When completed in 1930, this nearly a mile long landmark became the first of its kind in the world?
Michigan facts trivia
37 What river runs through the city?
38 What river joins into the Detroit River near Zug Island?
39 Which city became Michigan’s capital in 1848?
40 Which Michigan town is nicknamed the “Furniture City” because of its large furniture industry?
41What river is formed by the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Shiawassee Rivers?
42 What percentage of Michigan’s total area is water?
43 What is the busiest International Border crossing point in North America, in terms of trade volume?
44 Which famed island prohibits private automobiles and is home to the hotel with one of the longest porches in the world?
45 In what Detroit suburb did the Detroit Pistons play their home games from 1988 to 2017?
46 What is the name of the bridge that connects the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the Lower Peninsula?
47 What is the 4th largest industry in Michigan?
48 What city is the smallest Wayne County city in land area?
49 Neighboring the city to the east, what other municipality did Dearborn’s Fire Department agree to protect in 2013?
50 Which river was named for the grape plants growing along its banks?
51 Which one of these lakes does NOT connect to Michigan?
52 Which Academy Award-winning movie was set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?
53 Of the options, which college never had a campus in Dearborn during the 20th century?
54 Many Michigan cities have nicknames relating to their major industry. Which Michigan city is known as the Cereal City?
55 Residents of Michigan have nicknames for those who live in the UP (Upper Peninsula) and LP (Lower Peninsula). What are these nicknames?
56 Each year, thousands of bicyclists participate in the DALMAC ride. DALMAC stands for:
57 What is the name of Detroit’s professional baseball team?
58 What state (other than the Lower Peninsula of Michigan) does the U.P. border?
59 How many Stanley Cups did the Red Wings win from 1994 to 2004?
60 Which of the following is not a name for Detroit’s northern border?
61 One of the shortest rivers in the region, what river runs along the Michigan-Ohio border?
62 Which Michigan bridge connects the lower peninsula to the upper peninsula?
63 Which fruit does Michigan produce more of than any other state?
64 The song “No. VI” repeats which myth about the naming of the city of Novi?
65 Bloomfield Township, Michigan is home to one of the most famous golf courses in the world, called “The Monster” by Ben Hogan. What is the name of this course?
66 Which Michigan university is the Pioneer Land Grant University in the US?
67 Which Michigan city is known throughout the world as the “Furniture City”?
68 Which of these famous places in California does not share its name with a suburb of Detroit?
69 The Italian Hall Disaster took place in which U.P. town on Christmas Eve in 1913?
70 Which lake doesn’t border Michigan?
71 What is the state reptile?