A Quiz About Milwaukee

Can you guess these facts about the city of Milwaukee?
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Last updated: July 21, 2021
First submittedJuly 21, 2021
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State in which Milwaukee is located
Wisconsin
Lake on which Milwaukee lies
Lake Michigan
Milwaukee's NBA team
Bucks
Players who have won an NBA finals MVP for that team
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee's Major League team
Brewers
Native American language which from Milwaukee got its name
Algonquian
Prime Minister of Israel who grew up in Milwaukee
Golda Meir
Budapest-born escape artist who grew up in Milwaukee
Harry Houdini
Flamboyant pianist from Milwaukee
Liberace
In 1900, 34% of the city's population came from this country
Germany
French explorer for whom a local university is named
Jacques Marquette
Name one of Milwaukee's four major breweries circa 1950
Schlitz | Blatz | Pabst | Miller
1970s sitcom featuring "The Fonz"
Happy Days
1970s sitcom about two women working at a beer factory
Laverne and Shirley
Motorcycle company based in Milwaukee
Harley-Davidson
Milwaukee's annual lakefront music festival
Summerfest
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2021
I think that due to an accidental permutation the language question asks the "reverse" of what was intended.
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Level 84
Jul 21, 2021
Which from clue did you get that impression?
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2021
Yeah, it asks, "which from" and it should ask, "from which." The object of the preposition should not precede said preposition.
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Level 90
Jul 21, 2021
Milwaukee could also be of Potawatomi or Ojibwe origin.

Perhaps from Potawatomi minwaking, Ojibwe ominowakiing (“gathering place (by the water)”), or an Algonquin word meaning for “the good land”.

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Level 80
Jul 21, 2021
Does this guy know how to party or what? :D
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Level 84
Jul 22, 2021
We're Not Worthy!!! ;)
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Level 71
Jul 23, 2021
Alice Cooper would know.
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Level 87
Jul 23, 2021
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Level 63
Jul 22, 2021
"Algonquian" is not a language; it's a family of dozens of langauges spread over eastern and central North America. Potowatomi and Ojibwe are two Algonquian lanugages near Milwaukee, so those are likely candidates. Because the Algonquian languages are all related and share similar roots, it's probably impossible to tell which language the name came from unless there are historical records that state the source.
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Level 63
Jul 22, 2021
Algonquin, however, is an individual language (or dialect), the one the family is named after. However, it was spoken in Quebec, far from Milwaukee, so it's not a likely candidate.
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Level ∞
Jul 22, 2021
Potowatomi and Ojibwe are both accepted answers.
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2021
Dan, is Milwaukee even really worth a featured quiz?
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Level 72
Jul 22, 2021
This quiz was probably featured because the Milwaukee Bucks just won the NBA finals.
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Level 78
Jul 22, 2021
How very dare you, sir!!
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2021
I very do dare
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2021
If Milwaukee can have one then my Spokane Quiz can be featured
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Level 78
Jul 22, 2021
NBA champs 2021!!! But I'm sure Spokane is lovely.
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Level 66
Jul 22, 2021
Minus one for not including that Milwaukee is the only city to elect two socialist mayors, or that it is Algonquin for "the good land."
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Level 61
Jul 22, 2021
The only thing I know about Milwaukee is the Cryptosporidiosis outbreak.
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Level 76
Jul 26, 2021
I suspected going into this that I knew very little about Milwaukee. I have been confirmed in that suspicion.