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History of Michigan

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Michigan.
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First submittedMay 25, 2017
Last updatedMay 26, 2017
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What auto tycoon doubled his workers' wages to $5 a day in 1914?
Henry Ford
What Detroit music label recorded the Supremes, Temptations, and Jackson 5?
Motown Records
What language was spoken in Detroit in the 1700s?
French
What was the world's biggest corporation by revenue in 1960?
General Motors
What was the first model of car to sell a million units?
Model T
The first one took place in 1902. Michigan defeated Stanford 49-0. What was it?
Rose Bowl
What fictional giant worked as a lumberjack in northern Michigan?
Paul Bunyan
What ship sank in Lake Superior with all hands lost in 1975?
(Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song about it)
SS Edmund Fitzgerald
What part of the state did Michigan acquire after agreeing to cede
the Toledo Strip to Ohio?
Upper Peninsula
What city was found to have lead in its drinking water in 2015?
Flint
What two metals were mined in great quantities in the Upper Peninsula?
Copper
Iron
What suspension bridge connected Michigan's two peninsulas in 1957?
Mackinac Bridge
What Teamsters union leader was last seen outside a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975?
Jimmy Hoffa
What Detroit boxer was heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949?
Joe Louis
What slogan, coined by FDR, referred to the industrial might of cities like Detroit in WWII?
Arsenal of Democracy
What volunteer program did JFK announce at the University of Michigan in 1960?
Peace Corps
What breakfast food was pioneered by a quack doctor in Battle Creek, Michigan?
Breakfast Cereal
What political party was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1854?
Republican Party
What did the Purple Gang smuggle into the U.S. from Canada during the 1920s?
Alcohol
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level 76
May 25, 2017
Having two answers for which an accepted answer is "Ford" seems a bit superfluous.
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level ∞
May 26, 2017
Whoops. Removed the Gerald Ford question and replaced it with Peace Corps.
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level 82
May 25, 2017
If granola then muesli too?
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level ∞
May 26, 2017
Find evidence that Dr. Kellogg ever called any of his products muesli then I'll add it. :)
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level 76
May 25, 2017
Please consider accepting 'liquor' for the Purple Gang question.
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level ∞
May 26, 2017
Okay
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level 72
Aug 2, 2018
I finished the quiz typing in "booze". That really should cover it, people.
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level 67
Jun 1, 2017
Can whisky be accepted too? Looking at the Wikipedia page, it seems that it was the main alcohol they smuggled in.
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level 66
Jan 11, 2018
Liquor? I barely even know her
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level 84
May 25, 2017
The first convention of the Republican Party was held in Jackson, MI (July 6, 1854) but the party's birthplace was in Ripon, Wisconsin (March 20, 1854). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)
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level ∞
May 26, 2017
Three towns in three different states claim the honor
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level 76
Oct 5, 2017
Fun quiz - having lots of cousins in Michigan paid off, and it is my husband's birthplace which helped. too. (He still talks about touring the Kellogg's factory in first grade, watching them roll out corn flakes.)
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level 83
Apr 25, 2018
My mind's not awake this morning, but the quiz did except Ella Fitzgerald. Facepalmed when the right answer came up.
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level 72
Aug 2, 2018
She was a wreck after a while.