Questions With Answers About The State of Michigan
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
A: 30 days.
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?
What is the coldest recorded temperature to occur in
A: −51 °F at Vanderbilt on February 9, 1934.
What is the capital of Michigan?
What is the largest city in the state of Michigan?
How many inland lakes and ponds does Michigan have?
A: 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.
What is the Michigan State
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
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?
Michigan formally entered the Union on what date?
A: January 26, 1837.
The state averages how many
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?
The state of Michigan has the second longest shoreline of
any state with how many miles of shoreline?
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?
Michigan is home to the Porcupine Mountains, which are part
of one of the what?
A: Oldest mountain chains in the world.
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.
What is the Michigan State stone?
A: Petoskey stone.
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?
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?
How many years are Circuit court
judges elected to?
A: Terms of six years.
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?
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?
Michigan is second only to California in the diversity of
What is the most valuable agricultural product in the
Michigan is commonly known as the what?
A: "The Wolverine State".
What is the Michigan State bird?
A: American Robin.