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If You Score 10/12 On This Great Lakes Quiz, You're Probably From The Midwest

The lakes are certainly great, but what about your knowledge of them?

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    Lake Erie
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    Lake Huron
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    Lake Ontario
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    Lake Superior
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    Lake Champlain
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    Lake Michigan
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    Lake Champlain

    Lake Champlain is NOT a Great Lake...today. But very briefly in 1998, it was named the sixth Great Lake.

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    Wisconsin
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    Minnesota
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    Michigan
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    Ohio
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    Michigan!

    Michigan is bordered by Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie.

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    Toronto!

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    Illinois
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    Vermont
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    Indiana
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    Pennsylvania
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    Vermont!

    Vermont does not border a Great Lake, although it did when Lake Champlain was proclaimed the sixth one.

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    Chicago!

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    Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, Erie
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    Michigan, Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario
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    Huron, Superior, Michigan, Erie, Ontario
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    Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario
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    Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario

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    False!

    The largest lake on Earth is—now hear me out—the Caspian sea, which is, contrary to its name, considered a saltwater lake. Lake Superior is the second largest lake, as well as the largest freshwater lake on Earth.

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    Lake Erie
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    Lake Huron
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    Lake Michigan
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    Lake Ontario
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    Lake Superior
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    Lake Michigan!

    Lake Michigan is the only one of the five Great Lakes that isn't bordered by Canada.

  9. The underlined section in the following passage is a now-removed line from which Dr. Seuss book?

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    Horton Hatches the Egg
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    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
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    The Lorax
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    If I Ran the Zoo
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    The Lorax!

    The line was in reference to Erie's notorious pollution. When conditions began to improve, Seuss removed it.

    The Lorax!
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    True!

    Lake Superior contains 3 quadrillion gallons of water (3,000,000,000,000,000). All five of the Great Lakes combined contain 6 quadrillion gallons total.

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    Michigan and Superior
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    Huron and Erie
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    Michigan and Huron
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    Erie and Ontario
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    Michigan and Huron

    Hydrologically speaking, the joining of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron by the Straits of Mackinac classifies them as a single lake. If they were geographically accepted as such, they'd be the largest freshwater lake on Earth by surface area, eclipsing the gargantuan Lake Superior.

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    The Civil War
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    The Revolutionary War
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    The War of 1812
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    World War I
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    The War of 1812

    Despite the Battle of Lake Erie taking place in 1813, it was part of the the War of 1812. The US won the battle, allowing them to reclaim the lake and thus ultimately reclaim Detroit from the British.

 
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