State Quiz - Michigan

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Michigan?
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Last updated: September 1, 2020
First submittedAugust 22, 2011
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Capital city
Lansing
Most populous city
Detroit
Second most populous city
Grand Rapids
City home to the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor
Michigan's most famous rapper
Eminem
The Lower Peninsula is said to be shaped like a ...
Mitten
Animal that symbolizes Michigan (although none actually live in the state)
Wolverine
Music label that recorded Stevie Wonder and the Supremes
Motown Records
Bridge that connects the Upper and Lower peninsulas
Mackinac Bridge
Michigan borders 4 of the 5 Great Lakes. Which one doesn't it border?
Lake Ontario
Michigan's only National Park, an island in Lake Superior
Isle Royale
Michigan auto companies known as the "Big Three"
General Motors
Ford
Chrysler
Most important Coney Island hot dog topping
Chili
A person from the U.P. is called a ...
Yooper
Michigan has 96 of these shoreline structures, more than any other state
Lighthouses
Heavyweight champion of the world, 1937–1949, known as the "Brown Bomber"
Joe Louis
Third most-spoken language in Michigan, after English and Spanish
(hint: many speakers live in Dearborn)
Arabic
What type of beverage is Vernors? (be specific)
Ginger ale
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2018
Apparently there were 1,000,001 ways I should've tried "Yooper" / Yoopie.
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Level 75
Sep 13, 2018
I'd replace that question about "the lake Michigan doesn't border" with something about the Flint Water Crisis.
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Level 64
Dec 10, 2018
Everyone makes a big deal about the Flint Water Crisis. Of course it wasn't good, I'm not implying that at all, but a Reuters found through test that about 4000 cities have around double the amount of children lead poisoning from drinking water. Among these include parts of Rutland, Savannah and Brooklyn. You just never hear about these cases.
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Level ∞
Sep 1, 2020
If anything, the story shows only that most journalists are not capable of reporting on complex subjects. Here's what Michael Crichton had to say on the subject:

Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

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Level 56
Feb 23, 2021
yeah... because those cities have a higher population than Flint. smh.
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2021
all 4000 of them?
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Level 86
Sep 15, 2018
Can you give more spellings for 'Yooper.' I knew the word having been there a few years ago but had trouble figuring out how to spell it. I honestly thought it was just 'Uper' or 'Youper'
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2018
Ditto
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2021
Yeah, I tried like 5 spellings and then gave up.
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Level 82
Oct 25, 2018
Maybe a stupid question, but isn't Coney Island in New York?
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Level ∞
Oct 26, 2018
It is. Strangely, in parts of New York, you'll see chili dogs referred to as a Michigan sandwich. Does it make any sense? No, it does not.
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2018
Which parts of New York? I'm from there and I've never heard that term, but admittedly I have not been to every part of the state.
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2018
Really? I'm from Utica and I've never heard the phrase "Michigan Sandwich."
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2018
Kinda like steamed hams
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2018
More of an Albany thing
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2018
But seriously, it's a real thing
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Level 84
Sep 1, 2020
Kind of like how, in a New York steakhouse, you order a Kansas City cut, but in Kansas City, you order the same thing as a New York cut.
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Level 71
Sep 1, 2020
I lived in the North Country of NY for a few years and would see Michigan dogs on roadside stands.
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Level 57
Jan 25, 2021
@cobraaahhh: Not in Utica, it's an Albany expression.
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Level 44
Jun 26, 2019
I was also wondering why that question was included
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Level 87
Sep 1, 2020
Yes, but look up the wikipedia article on Coney Island Hot Dog. Lots of Michigan in there.
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2020
Coney Island restaurants in Michigan serve Greek food and chili dogs with onions and mustard. You can't throw a stick without hitting a Coney restaurant in Detroit and its suburbs. The most famous are Lafayette and American, which are next door to each other in downtown Detroit. They started as a single restaurant run by two brothers. The brothers fell out and one opened the place next door. Their chili styles are different, and people will comment on whether they prefer a Lafayette or American coney dog. I'm a Lafayette girl, myself.
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Level 79
Sep 2, 2020
What's so famous about Dearborn? Some tv show taking place there?
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Level 85
Sep 2, 2020
Nothing really, but there's a high concentration of Arab/Muslim immigrants. Hence the question.
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Level 51
Jan 16, 2021
only reason I got that one was the TV show "Quantico" where one of the characters is an Arab from Dearborn. Not Detroit, Dearborn. I wonder why there are so many there?
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2021
I only got it is because I remembered that Rashida Tlaib is from Michigan. More of a lucky guess, really.
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Level 73
Jan 16, 2021
According to Wikipedia it has the largest Muslim population in the United States per capita.
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2021
Dearborn has the Ford HQ as well
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Level 85
Jan 25, 2021
I knew a Muslim couple who moved to Dearborn.
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Level 51
Feb 26, 2021
Story checks out.
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Level 78
Sep 11, 2020
Medicine should also be an acceptable answer to Vernors. Michiganders know :)
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
My mom lived there a few years while growing up and when we visited relatives there she'd bring home the Vernors. She was so happy when she found it for sale in Missouri. (I preferred 7Up for tummy upsets.)
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2021
Well horsefeathers. I would have gotten Joe Louis but I spelled it "Lewis."
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Level 79
Jan 25, 2021
Yeah, could be kinder here. Lewis may be incorrectly spelled, but we'd get the money on Jeopardy unless it was Final Jeopardy. Alternate spellings are typically accepted here.
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2021
Needs more UP questions.
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Level 52
Jan 25, 2021
"Where was Carl's destination?"
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Level 84
Jan 25, 2021
Based on population distribution, the question distribution is just right.
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2021
So 2 questions entirely about it is enough?
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Level 57
Jan 25, 2021
As a 16 year old living in Michigan, its a pretty good quiz; I only missed two.
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Level 50
Feb 23, 2021
On what 90s TV show did characters drive a truck full of bottles to MI for the .10 deposit refund?