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Can You Answer These Basic Questions About Michigan?

Are you a true Michigander?

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    Granite
    Bauxite
    Petoskey stone
    Agate
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    Lake Erie
    Lake Michigan
    Lake Huron
    Lake Ontario
    Lake Superior
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    "The Mitten State"
    "Great Lake State"
    "The Wolverine State"
    "The World's Motor Capital"
    "America's High Five"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "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
    Lansing
    Detroit
    Grand Rapids
    Kalamazoo
    Ann Arbor
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Lansing is the state capital of Michigan, and not Detroit, as is assumed by many.

    Via Flickr / Jan Davis Ruthig
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    Northern cardinal
    Via Flickr / John Flannery
    Northern cardinal
    Via Flickr / John Flannery
    American robin
    Via Flickr / black_throated_green_warbler
    American robin
    Via Flickr / black_throated_green_warbler
    Blue jay
    Via Flickr / Robert Engberg
    Blue jay
    Via Flickr / Robert Engberg
    Eastern bluebird
    Eastern bluebird
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  7. Ferris State
    Eastern Michigan
    Northern Michigan
    Bowling Green State
    Grand Valley State
    Michigan Tech
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

    Via NCAA
  8. Flickr / F Delventhal
    Apple blossom
    Via Flickr / James Petts
    Apple blossom
    Via Flickr / James Petts
    American dogwood
    Via Eli Christman
    American dogwood
    Via Eli Christman
    Wood violet
    Via Flickr / Joshua Mayer
    Wood violet
    Via Flickr / Joshua Mayer
    Purple lilac
    Via Flickr / Diane Beckwith Zink
    Purple lilac
    Via Flickr / Diane Beckwith Zink
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    Lansing
    Grand Rapids
    Traverse City
    Kalamazoo
    Saginaw
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Grand Rapids is the second-most-populated city in Michigan, with about 1.37 million residents.

    Via Flickr / David Guthrie
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    <i>Step by Step</i>
    Via ABC
    Step by Step
    Via ABC
    <i>Roseanne</i>
    Via ABC
    Roseanne
    Via ABC
    <i>Family Matters</i>
    Via ABC
    Family Matters
    Via ABC
    <i>Home Improvement</i>
    Via ABC
    Home Improvement
    Via ABC
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In Home Improvement, Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor and his family lived in suburban Detroit.

    Via ABC

Can You Answer These Basic Questions About Michigan?

You're clearly not from Michigan, but you also clearly don't have much interest in state trivia either.

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You did OK! Seems like maybe you're not from Michigan, but you still know a thing or two.

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Pretty good! You might be a true Michigander...or maybe you got lucky.

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Nice! You've either lived in Michigan for quite a while or you're just crazy good at state trivia.

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You nailed it! You're clearly a true Michigander who cares deeply about the Mitten State.

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