Questions With Answers About The State of Michigan

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Where did the state of Michigan get its name?
A: It's the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake".

How much thunderstorm activity does the state average annually?
A: 30 days.

What is the Michigan State animal?
A:  Wolverine.

Where does Michigan rank in population compared to the rest of the states?
A: It is the 9th most populous.

How many state constitutions has Michigan had?
A: Four.

What is the coldest recorded temperature to occur in Michigan?
A:  −51 °F at Vanderbilt on February 9, 1934.

What is the capital of Michigan?
A: Lansing.

What is the largest city in the state of Michigan?
A: Detroit.

How many inland lakes and ponds does Michigan have?
A: 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.

What is the Michigan State game animal?
A:  White-tailed deer.

Michigan averages how many inches of rain per year?
A: 30–40 inches.

What is now Michigan was colonized by French explorers in the 17th century and became a part of what?
A:  New France.

What is the state's highest point?
A:  Mount Arvon at 1,979 feet .

Michigan was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the what?
A:  26th state.

The first permanent European settlement in what is now Michigan, was founded in what year?
A:  1668 by Père Jacques Marquette at Sault Ste. Marie.

During the American Revolutionary War, What role did Detroit play during the Revolutionary War?
A: It was an important British supply center.

The opening of the Erie Canal brought a large influx of settlers, and by the 1830s Michigan had 80,000 residents, more than enough to apply and qualify for what?
A: Statehood.

Michigan formally entered the Union on what date?
A: January 26, 1837.

The state averages  how many tornadoes annually?
A: 17.

What is the Michigan State reptile?
A:  Painted Turtle.

How many regiments of volunteer troops did Michigan provide to the federal armies during the American Civil War?
A: More than 40.

What is the mascot for the University of Michigan?
A: The wolverine.

In 1899, Michigan State Normal School, now Eastern Michigan University, became the first normal college in the nation to offer a what?
A: Four-year curriculum.

Where is the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library?
A: On the campus of his alma mater, the University of Michigan.

What is the Michigan State fossil?
A:  Mastodon.

The state of Michigan has the second longest shoreline of any state with how many miles of shoreline?
A: 3,288.

The auto industry created jobs in Detroit that attracted people from Europe and across the U.S., and by 1920, Detroit was the what?
A: Fourth largest city in the U.S.

What is the Michigan State wildflower?
A:  Dwarf Lake Iris.

How many farms does the state of Michigan have?
A:  55,000.

Michigan is home to the Porcupine Mountains, which are part of one of the what?
A: Oldest mountain chains in the world.

By the 1930s, Michigan had so many immigrants that how many 30 languages were being used in the public schools?
A: More than 30.

What is the Michigan State tree?
A:  White pine.

Gerald Ford was born in Nebraska and while an infant, his family moved to where?
A: Grand Rapids where Gerald  grew up.

What is the second largest city in Michigan?>
A: Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids has long been known for its furniture industry and is home to five of the world's leading what?
A: Office furniture companies.

What is the Michigan State flower?
A:  Apple blossom.

What is Michigan's highest recorded temperature?
A: s 112 °F at Mio on July 13, 1936.

What is the Michigan State fish?
A:  Brook trout.

In what year was it that Michigan held its first U S presidential primary election?
A: In 1910.

What is the Michigan State stone?
A: Petoskey stone.

In 1920 WWJ (AM) In Detroit, in 1920, WWJ, an AM radio station,  became the first radio station in the US  to regularly broadcast what?
A: Commercial programs.

In 1927,  in Clinton County, the Bath School bombing disaster took place resulting in the deaths of how many 38 school children?
A: 38.

What percentage of the US Military's armaments were made in Michigan during World War II?
A: 10.9 percent.

How many circuit courts does the State of Michigan have?
A: 57.

How many years are Circuit court judges elected to?
A: Terms of six years.

Michigan was the home of Gerald Ford, Who was the 38th President of the United States?
A: Gerald Ford,  whose home was in Michigan.

What is the Michigan State gem?
A:  Isle Royale greenstone.

Where can one find the Gerald R. Ford Museum?
A: In Grand Rapids.

Michigan was the first state in the Union to abolish what?
A: The death penalty.

How many counties are there in Michigan?
A: 83.

Which of the Great Lakes border Michigan?
A:  Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

The state of Michigan has more "what" than any other state?
A: Lighthouses.

Michigan is second only to California in the diversity of its what?
A: Agriculture.

What is the most valuable agricultural product in the state?
A: Milk.

Michigan is commonly  known as the what?
A: "The Wolverine State".

What is the Michigan State bird?
A: American Robin.




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