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Can You Answer These Basic Questions About Michigan?

Are you a true Michigander?

  1. Thinkstock
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    Michigan's official stone is the Petoskey stone, which is actually fossilized coral from back when the middle of the continent was covered in a shallow sea.

    Via Flickr / Normanack
  2. Flickr / Kevin Dooley
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    Lake Ontario is the only one of North America's Great Lakes that doesn't have a Michigan shore.

    Via Flickr / Joe deSousa
  3. Which of these is the correct state flag?

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    The state flag has a light blue shield that reads "Tuebor," or "I will defend." The state motto follows in Latin and translates to "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you."

    Via Wikimedia Commons
  4. Flickr / Joe Ross
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    "Great Lake State" and "Water-Winter Wonderland" are the only well-known state mottos that have made it onto license plates.

    Via Flickr / Jerry "Woody"
  5. Flickr / Russell Sekeet
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    Lansing is the state capital of Michigan, and not Detroit, as is assumed by many.

    Via Flickr / Jan Davis Ruthig
  6. Thinkstock
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    The American robin has been the official state bird since 1931. It's also been the state bird of Wisconsin since 1946, when they clearly copied us.

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    Bowling Green State University is located in Ohio, not Michigan.

    Via NCAA
  8. Flickr / F Delventhal
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    The apple blossom has been the official state flower of Michigan since 1897. The dwarf lake iris is the state wildflower.

    Via Flickr / James Petts
  9. Flickr / Dave Hogg
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    Grand Rapids is the second-most-populated city in Michigan, with about 1.37 million residents.

    Via Flickr / David Guthrie
  10. Thinkstock
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    In Home Improvement, Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor and his family lived in suburban Detroit.

    Via ABC

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