Michigan Historical Geography Quiz #2

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 168

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  • 1. 
    Which of these mineral formations was not in a Michigan mining area?
    • A. 

      Calumet Conglomerate Lode

    • B. 

      Tyro Stringer Lode

    • C. 

      Kearsarge Amydaloid Lode

    • D. 

      Pewabic Amygdaloid Lode

  • 2. 
    Which of these Michigan State Parks had its facilities developed as part of a National Park Service and CCC program
    • A. 

      Yankee Springs

    • B. 

      Orchard Beach

    • C. 

      Waterloo

    • D. 

      Porcupine Mountains

    • E. 

      Ludington

    • F. 

      Yankee Springs and Waterloo

    • G. 

      Orchard Beach and Porcupine Mountains

  • 3. 
    Which of these townships was not a Wayne County township
    • A. 

      Greenfield

    • B. 

      Springwells

    • C. 

      Nankin

    • D. 

      Anderdon

    • E. 

      Monaguon

  • 4. 
    Where was there not a big fire on October 8th 1871
    • A. 

      Ann Arbor

    • B. 

      Port Huron

    • C. 

      Holland

    • D. 

      Manistee

    • E. 

      Menominee County

  • 5. 
    From 1792-1796 - Detroit was considered a part of which county
    • A. 

      Wayne

    • B. 

      Kent

    • C. 

      Essex

    • D. 

      Mackinac

    • E. 

      Cuyahoga

  • 6. 
    Lake Michigan Railroad ferries did not leave from this city
    • A. 

      Holland

    • B. 

      Frankfort

    • C. 

      Grand Haven

    • D. 

      Ludington

  • 7. 
    Which of these communities is now a part of Dearborn
    • A. 

      Oakwood

    • B. 

      Moulin Rouge

    • C. 

      Wallaceville

    • D. 

      Fordson

  • 8. 
    What was the name of the river crossing at Flint that attracted initial settlement there?
    • A. 

      Saginaw Portage

    • B. 

      Grand Traverse

    • C. 

      Kearsley Crossing

    • D. 

      Grand Portage

  • 9. 
    What was the 3rd largest Michigan city in 1880
    • A. 

      Bay City

    • B. 

      Flint

    • C. 

      Saginaw

    • D. 

      Jackson

    • E. 

      Ann Arbor

  • 10. 
    Which highway follows the old "Mackinaw Trail" auto route?
    • A. 

      US-23

    • B. 

      US-131

    • C. 

      I-75

    • D. 

      US 31

  • 11. 
    Stone from the Niagara Escarpment has been used for industrial activities at which of these of these Michigan communities
    • A. 

      Houghton

    • B. 

      Alpena

    • C. 

      Fayette

    • D. 

      Marquette

  • 12. 
    The first railroad in Michigan connected which city to points further south and east?
    • A. 

      Kalamazoo

    • B. 

      Adrian

    • C. 

      Detroit

    • D. 

      Monroe

  • 13. 
    Which of these automobile companies was based in Grand Rapids?
    • A. 

      Dolson

    • B. 

      REO

    • C. 

      Chalmers

    • D. 

      Austin

    • E. 

      Dort

  • 14. 
    What was the primary industry at Belding during the early 20th century
    • A. 

      Paper production

    • B. 

      Silk garment production

    • C. 

      Automobile production

    • D. 

      Refrigerator production

  • 15. 
    Which of these counties was named after the same person as a fort once located at Port Huron?
    • A. 

      Monroe

    • B. 

      Eaton

    • C. 

      Macomb

    • D. 

      Gratiot

  • 16. 
    Which of these cities never had a military base
    • A. 

      Jackson

    • B. 

      Saginaw

    • C. 

      Dearborn

    • D. 

      Niles

    • E. 

      Kalamazoo

  • 17. 
    The first major cross lower peninsula pioneer route going through the Lansing area passed directly through which current suburb?
    • A. 

      Grand Ledge

    • B. 

      Holt

    • C. 

      Dewitt

    • D. 

      Williamston

  • 18. 
    The area now known as Sterling Heights was once known for being a leader in producing which of these crops?
    • A. 

      Mint

    • B. 

      rhubarb

    • C. 

      Tobacco

    • D. 

      Tomatoes

    • E. 

      Peaches

  • 19. 
    Which of these was never a Michigan county?
    • A. 

      Wyandot

    • B. 

      Omeena

    • C. 

      Anamakee

    • D. 

      Putnam

  • 20. 
    The St Clair Flats describes the area now known as
    • A. 

      Lake St Clair Metro Park

    • B. 

      Walpole Island

    • C. 

      Port Huron

    • D. 

      Harsens Island

    • E. 

      Fair Haven