25 Michigan Trivia Quiz Questions & Answers

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Michigan is a diverse and vibrant state, known for being surrounded by four of the Great Lakes, its thriving automotive industry, and its rich cultural heritage.

Whether you were born here or visited from miles away, chances are, there’s something new to learn. 

From its history to culture, this fun Michigan Trivia Quiz questions and answers cover all sorts of fascinating things about one of America’s Midwestern states.

Note: As with all of our geography quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

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Free Michigan Trivia Quiz Questions 

Michigan Quiz General Knowledge Questions Round

1. What is the state flower of Michigan?

  • Apple Blossom
  • Orchid
  • White Lily
  • Lavender

2. What is the two-letter postal abbreviation for Michigan?

  • MC
  • MN
  • MI
  • MG

3. What Shape is Michigan most frequently described as?

  • A Mitten
  • A Square
  • A Shoe
  • A Diamond

4. What is Michigan’s official nickname?

  • The Apple State
  • The Great Lakes State
  • The Wolverine State
  • The Gem of the Midwest

5. What are the residents of Michigan called?

  • Michigans
  • Michiginians
  • Michiganders
  • Michigoons

Michigan Quiz Geography Questions Round

1.  What is the name of the segmented section of Michigan on the west coast of Michigan?

  • North Michigan
  • Great Lakes Island
  • West Michigan Isthmus
  • The Upper Peninsula

2.  How many states share a border with Michigan?

  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • 6

3. Which of the following Michigan cities is closest to the Canadian border?

  • Detroit 
  • Lansing 
  • Ann Arbor 
  • Grand Rapids 

Get bonus points if you can order them by distance starting from the closest to the Canadian border.

4. What is the highest point in Michigan?

  • Summit Peak 
  • Briar Hill 
  • Sagola Lookout 
  • Mount Arvon 

Bonus points if you can order them by elevation starting from the highest.

5. Which of The Great Lakes does not border Michigan?

  • Lake Erie
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Ontario
  • Lake Michigan

Michigan Quiz History Questions Round

1. What year did Michigan become an official state?

  • 1837
  • 1845
  • 1840
  • 1832

2. Which former US President is from Michigan?

  • Barack Obama
  • Bill Clinton
  • Gerald Ford
  • Ronald Reagan

3. What major automotive manufacturer was not started in Michigan?

  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • Dodge
  • Nissan

4. Which of the following indigenous tribes did not populate Michigan before it became a state?

  • Iroquois
  • Ojibwe
  • Odawa
  • Potawatomi

5. Who was the first governor of the state of Michigan?

  • John Barry
  • William Woodbridge
  • Stevens Mason
  • Austin Blair

Michigan Quiz Culture Questions Round

1. Which of these legendary directors from the 1980s is from Michigan?

  • John Hughes
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Steven Spielberg
  • George Lucas

You may also like to take our 90s movie trivia quiz.

2. The Detroit Red Wings have won the Stanley Cup the most out of NHL teams based in the US. How many Stanley Cups have the Red Wings won?

  • 5
  • 7
  • 10
  • 11

3. Kalamazoo, Michigan was featured in this famous artist’s hit “I’ve got a gal in Kalamazoo” released in 1942.

  • Bing Crosby
  • Perry Como
  • Glenn Miller
  • Louis Armstrong

4. Michigan native Burt Reynolds was the star of which Western film?

  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • The Magnificent Seven

5. This famous rapper has earned 50 Platinum records and has had 10 #1 albums and has risen to fame in Detroit.

  • Eminem
  • Jay Z
  • Ludacris
  • Method Man

Want to test your knowledge of the music scene? Try our fun 60s music quiz, 70s song quiz, 90s music quiz, or 2000s music quiz

Michigan Quiz Landmark Questions Round

1. Michigan is known as the lighthouse capital of the world. How many lighthouses are on the shores of Michigan?

  • 98
  • 120
  • 129
  • 100

2. Which iconic waterfall is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Michigan’s upper peninsula?

  • Bond Falls 
  • Miner Falls
  • Yooper Falls
  • Sleeping Bear Falls

3. The Michigan Capital building in Lansing features 19 unique chandeliers designed by what famous design company?

  • Swarovski
  • Tiffany’s
  • Versace
  • Mitchell, Vance & Co.

4. Singing Sand Beach is in this Michigan City.

  • Ann Arbor
  • Grand Rapids
  • Bete Gris
  • Lansing

5. This Michigan island is a famous tourist destination known for being car-free.

  • Mackinac Island
  • Isle Royale
  • Beaver Island
  • Belle Isle

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Michigan Quiz General Knowledge Answers

1. What is the state flower of Michigan?

  • Apple Blossom
  • Orchid
  • White Lily
  • Lavender

2. What is the two-letter postal abbreviation for Michigan?

  • MC
  • MN
  • MI
  • MG

3. What Shape is Michigan most frequently described as?

  • A Mitten
  • A Square
  • A Shoe
  • A Diamond

4. What is Michigan’s official nickname?

  • The Apple State
  • The Great Lakes State
  • The Wolverine State
  • The Gem of the Midwest

Michigan Trivia: Although The Wolverine State is Michigan’s official nickname, it is also often called The Great Lakes State because it touches four of the Great lakes, more than any other state. 

5. What are the residents of Michigan called?

  • Michigans
  • Michiginians
  • Michiganders
  • Michigoons

Michigan Quiz Geography Answers

1.  What is the name of the segmented section of Michigan on the West Coast of Michigan?

  • North Michigan
  • Great Lakes Island
  • West Michigan Isthmus
  • The Upper Peninsula

Michigan Trivia: People who live in the Upper Peninsula are affectionally called Yoopers.

2.  How many States share a border with Michigan?

  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • 6

Michigan Trivia: Most of Michigan’s borders are shared with the Great Lakes or Canada.

3. Which of the following Michigan cities is closest to the Canadian border?

  • Detroit (1.8 Miles)
  • Lansing (91 Miles)
  • Ann Arbor (44 Miles)
  • Grand Rapids (159 Miles)

Michigan Trivia: The Canadian border is located on the opposite side of the Detroit River and can be accessed by the Detroit Windsor Tunnel or the Ambassador Bridge.

Congratulations if you were able to successfully order the cities from the closest to the farthest.

4. What is the highest point in Michigan?

  • Summit Peak (1952 feet)
  • Briar Hill (1704 feet)
  • Sagola Lookout (1609 feet)
  • Mount Arvon (1979 feet) 

Were you able to successfully order them starting from the highest elevation?

5. Which of The Great Lakes does not border Michigan?

  • Lake Erie
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Ontario
  • Lake Michigan

Michigan Quiz History Answers

1. What year did Michigan become an official State?

  • 1837
  • 1845
  • 1840
  • 1832

Michigan Trivia: Michigan was the 26th state in the union.

2. Which former US President is from Michigan?

  • Barrack Obama
  • Bill Clinton
  • Gerald Ford
  • Ronald Reagan

Michigan Trivia: He was also the only US president that was not elected by popular vote.

3. What major automotive manufacturer was not started in Michigan?

  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • Dodge
  • Nissan

Michigan Trivia: Detroit is nicknamed The Motor City due to how many automotive manufacturers got their start there.

4. Which of the following Indigenous tribes did not populate Michigan before it became a state?

  • Iroquois
  • Ojibwe
  • Odawa
  • Potawatomi

Michigan Trivia: The three biggest Native American tribes to inhabit this area all shared a common language and belief system.

5. Who was the first governor of the state of Michigan?

  • John Barry
  • William Woodbridge
  • Stevens Mason
  • Austin Blair

Michigan Trivia: He served as the governor of the territory before it became a state and was reelected to be the Governor when the state joined the union. 

Michigan Quiz Culture Answers

1. Which of these legendary directors from the 1980s is from Michigan?

  • John Hughes
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Steven Spielberg
  • George Lucas

Michigan Trivia: John Hughes directed box office hits like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles.

You may also like to take our 90s movie trivia quiz.

2. The Detroit Red Wings have won the Stanley Cup the most out of NHL teams based in the US. How many Stanley Cups have the Red Wings won?

  • 5
  • 7
  • 10
  • 11

Michigan Trivia: The Detroit Red Wings were founded in 1926 and is the second oldest American NHL team.

3. Kalamazoo, Michigan was featured in this famous artist’s hit “I’ve got a gal in Kalamazoo” released in 1942.

  • Bing Crosby
  • Perry Como
  • Glenn Miller
  • Louis Armstrong

4. Michigan native Burt Reynolds was the star of which Western film?

  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • The Magnificent Seven

5. This famous rapper has earned 50 Platinum records and has had 10 #1 Albums and risen to fame in Detroit.

  • Eminem
  • Jay Z
  • Ludacris
  • Method Man

Love the music scene? Try our fun 60s music quiz, 70s song quiz, 90s music quiz, or 2000s music quiz

Michigan Quiz Landmark Answers

1. Michigan is known as the lighthouse capital of the world. How many lighthouses are on the shores of Michigan?

  • 98
  • 120
  • 129
  • 100

2. Which iconic waterfall is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Michigan’s upper Peninsula?

  • Bond Falls 
  • Miner Falls
  • Yooper Falls
  • Sleeping Bear Falls

3. The Michigan Capitol building in Lansing features 19 unique chandeliers designed by what famous design company?

  • Swarovski
  • Tiffany’s
  • Versace
  • Mitchell, Vance & Co.

Michigan Trivia: A rumor that the chandeliers in the capitol building were designed by Tiffany’s was spread, but experts from the capitol have debunked the rumor and proved that the chandeliers are from Mitchell, Vance & Co. in New York.

4. Singing Sand Beach is in this Michigan city.

  • Ann Arbor
  • Grand Rapids
  • Bete Gris
  • Lansing

Michigan Trivia: The Singing Sand Beach features a unique type of sand that whistles when you step on it.

5. This Michigan island is a famous tourist destination known for being car-free.

  • Mackinac Island
  • Isle Royale
  • Beaver Island
  • Belle Isle

Michigan Trivia: The island is also known for its fudge which is often featured in ice cream around the country.


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