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Try and answer some of these questions to see how your knowledge of Michigan and the Detroit area rank. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

Geography
 
1). What Michigan city greww from 3,589 to 45,615 residents from 1910 to 1920 making it the nation's fastest growing city for that decade?
 
2). During the lumber boom era of the mid to late 1800's, what name was given to the infamous row of saloons along Bay City's Water St,?
 
3). In 1936, what U.P. city processed over 100,000 square feet of birds eye maple to finish the interior of the luxury liner the Queen Mary?
 
4). When the territory of Michigan was created on Jan. 11, 1805, what town was selected as it's capital?
 
5). Bloomfield Hills was first known by what name?
 
6). Where is the world's only marble lighthouse?
 
7). Utica was originally known by what name?
 
8). Approx. how many lakes are in the state of Michigan?
 
9). The home offices of Life Savers candy, Beech-Nut gum and Squirt soft drink are in which city?
 
10). What coastline has been given the name "Graveyard of the Great Lakes"?
 
Entertainment
 
11). Debuting in 1936 over WWJ in Detroit, what crime fighting adventure series used "Flight of the Bumblebee" as it's theme song?
 
12). The Supremes were originally known by what name?
 
13). What Detroit-based male singing group was known as The Primes until 1960?
 
14). Under what name did Motown artist Stevie Wonder originally write "My Cherie Amour" in 1966?
 
History
 
15). In 1870, Detroit telephone customers became the first in the nation to have what type of reference information assigned to them?
 
16). On Feb. 4, 1902, what internationally famous aviation pioneer was born in Detroit?
 
17). On what date did the star & stripes first fly over Michigan soil?
 
18). What ambitious automotive pioneer organized General Motors Company in Sept. of 1908?
 
19). What annual license fee (how much) was charged to Michigan auto owners in 1905 to operate their vehicles?
 
20). In what year was the first policewoman appointed in Detroit?
 
21). What was the world's first urban freeway, completed in 1942?
 
22). In 1879, what amount was paid to the Campau family by the city of Detroit for Belle Isle?
 
23). In 1866, what Detroit pharmacist introduced the world's first carbonated soft drink?
 
24). At what Detroit intersection was the world's first traffic light installed in 1915?
 
25). Who in 1688 founded the first permanent settlement in what later became the state of Michigan?
 
26). In 1954 the world's first shopping mall opened in what Detroit suburb?
 
27). What safety and traffic flow feature was first introduced near Trenton in 1911?
 
Sports & Leisure

28). Where does Michigan rank internationally in the production of dogsleds?

29). What is the nation's largest indoor/outdoor museum complex?
 
Science & Nature
 
30). Compared to Chicago, "The Windy City," how does Detroit rank in average wind velocity?
 
31). Arnold F. Willot, born in Detroit in 1886, revolutionized the cosmetology industry by developing what process?
 
32). The Michigan State capitol building is constructed of what material?
 
33). What is Michigan's largest fresh-market vegetable crop?
 
34). Opened in 1904, what is the oldest freshwater aquarium in the nation?
 
35). What revolutionary dental tool was patented by G.F. Green of Kalamazoo in 1875?
 

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The Answers

1). Hamtramck.
 
2). Hells' Half Mile
 
3). Escanaba
 
4). Detroit (the capitol was moved to Lansing in 1921)
 
5). Bagley's Corners (this was the last mail & coach stop between Detroit and Flint and in 1928 it was renaimed for Aurthur C. Bloomfield, the city's first post master)
 
6). Belle Isle (Livingstone Lighthouse)
 
7).  Hog's Hollow
 
8). The U.S. Department of geological survey officially recognizes just over 11,000 lakes in the state of Michigan.
 
9). Holland
 
10). The stretch of Lake Superior from Whitefish Point to Munising has had more shipwrecks per mile of shoreline and more loss of life than any other body of water in the world.
 
11). The Green Hornet
 
12). The Primettes
 
13). The Temptations
 
14).  "Oh My Marsha"
 
15). Telephone numbers
 
16). Charles A. Lindbergh
 
17). July 11, 1796
 
18). William Crapo Durant
 
19). Fifty Cents
 
20). 1893
 
21).  The Davison Freeway, stretching from I-75 to the Lodge Freewy is the nations oldest freeway.
 
22). Belle Isle was originally purchased from the Campau family for the sum of $200,000 however it was originally called snake island due to the fact that it was originally uninhabited and was infested with millions of snakes. It was given to Joseph A. Campau by the U.S. Department of land management for his service as Michigan's first territorial governor. After the sale, the city sent thousands of hogs out to the island knowing that the hogs would eat the snakes. For a while it was called Hog Island untill the city finally rounded up all the hogs and then in 1872 changed the name to Belle Islle and made a city park out of it as it is today.
 
23). James Vernor (Vernor's ginger ale)
 
24). The intersection of Woodward and Grand (now East Grand Blvd.)
 
25). Father James Marquette. This is now the city of Sault St. Marie.
 
26). Southfield (Northland Mall)
 
27). Painted center lines
 
28). Michigan currently has only three dog sled manufacturers however combined they make more dogsleds each year than in any other state.
 
29). Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
 
30). The same (10.4 mph yearly average)
 
31). The cold permanent wave
 
32). Ohio sandstone
 
33). Onions
 
34). The Aquarium at Belle Isle is the oldest continually operated fresh water aquarium in the world
 
35). The electric dentists drill

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