Michigan Historical Geography Quiz #3

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  • 1. 
    Which location in Michigan was named after a British General who fought against the US in several War of 1812 battles?
    • A. 

      Beaver Island

    • B. 

      Drummond Island

    • C. 

      Harsens Island

    • D. 

      Neebish Island

    • E. 

      Walpole Island

  • 2. 
    150 years ago, which of these counties produced the most liquor according to the state census
    • A. 

      Kalamazoo

    • B. 

      Wayne

    • C. 

      Oakland

    • D. 

      Houghton

    • E. 

      Jackson

  • 3. 
    Which of these cities was at one point was one of the 100 largest cities in the US
    • A. 

      Port Huron

    • B. 

      Jackson

    • C. 

      Kalamazoo

    • D. 

      Bay City

  • 4. 
    Which of these communities is now part of Wyandotte
    • A. 

      Cherry Hill

    • B. 

      Ford City

    • C. 

      Bell Branch

    • D. 

      Eloise

  • 5. 
    The Dow family is most associated with Michigan city
    • A. 

      Saginaw

    • B. 

      Grand Rapids

    • C. 

      Flint

    • D. 

      Midland

  • 6. 
    35 years ago, what was the busiest expressway stretch in Michigan
    • A. 

      M-39 south of I-96

    • B. 

      I-75 between 9 Mile and I 696

    • C. 

      I-94 betwen M-10 and I-75

    • D. 

      M-10 north of I-94

  • 7. 
    Which geographic feature in NW Ohio impeded early settlement to Michigan
    • A. 

      The Huron River

    • B. 

      Toledo Morraine

    • C. 

      The Black Swamp

    • D. 

      Lake Maumee

  • 8. 
    Which of these railroads did not serve Detroit?
    • A. 

      GR&I

    • B. 

      Grand Trunk

    • C. 

      Wabash

    • D. 

      DT&I

    • E. 

      Pere Marquette

  • 9. 
    Which of these was not an iron mining district?
    • A. 

      The Menominee Range

    • B. 

      The Marquette Range

    • C. 

      The Gogebic Range

    • D. 

      The Ontonagon Range

  • 10. 
    Iosco County is currently a leading producer of gypsum in Michigan. Which other area of Michigan has historically been the main gypsum producer?
    • A. 

      Saginaw

    • B. 

      Grand Rapids

    • C. 

      Marquette

    • D. 

      Alpena

  • 11. 
    At its maximum geographic size, how far west did Michigan once extend?
    • A. 

      Central North Dakota

    • B. 

      The Mississippi River

    • C. 

      Omaha

    • D. 

      The Red River area

  • 12. 
    Which Michigan city is reportedly named after the wives of John Allen and Elisha Rumsey?
    • A. 

      Leslie

    • B. 

      Adrian

    • C. 

      Ann Arbor

    • D. 

      Imlay City

    • E. 

      Livonia

  • 13. 
    Canton Township is named after a city / region in which country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Ireland

    • E. 

      China

  • 14. 
    Wyoming Michigan is named after a county in which state?
    • A. 

      West Virginia

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 15. 
    Fort St Joseph was located by which modern Michigan city?
    • A. 

      St Joseph

    • B. 

      Port Huron

    • C. 

      Grand Haven

    • D. 

      Saginaw

    • E. 

      Niles

  • 16. 
    Which of these counties was not named by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft?
    • A. 

      Allegan

    • B. 

      Kalkaska

    • C. 

      Leelanau

    • D. 

      Saginaw

    • E. 

      Alpena

    • F. 

      Lenawee

  • 17. 
    Which city has been Michigan's largest producer of limestone for the past 100+ years?
    • A. 

      Rogers City

    • B. 

      Marquette

    • C. 

      Monroe

    • D. 

      Bay City

  • 18. 
    Which SW Michigan city was reportedly named because of a batch of excellent biscuits
    • A. 

      Schoolcraft

    • B. 

      Cassopolis

    • C. 

      Buchanan

    • D. 

      Sturgis

  • 19. 
    The Edmund Fitzgerald was constructed in which city?
    • A. 

      Port Huron

    • B. 

      Bay City

    • C. 

      Escanaba

    • D. 

      Traverse City

    • E. 

      River Rouge

  • 20. 
    Which of these counties produced the most lumber 150 years ago?
    • A. 

      Wayne

    • B. 

      Saginaw

    • C. 

      Muskegon

    • D. 

      St Clair

    • E. 

      Manistee

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