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Questions With Answers About The State of Michigan

Over 50 trivia quiz questions about the US state of Michigan.

 

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 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.