Michigan Trivia
Farming
Lumbering
Name That City
Automobile Industry
100

Iron and copper are mined in which of these cities?

A. Midland

B. Kalamazoo

C. Iron Mountain

D. Traverse City

C. Iron Mountain

100

Name two crops grown in Michigan.

Corn, beans, celery, cherries, apples, grapes, etc.

100
This tree was the resource for the lumbering era (time period) in Michigan History.
What is the white pine.
100

The Motor City

Detroit

100
The man that was the big innovator in the automobile industry in Michigan.
Who is Henry Ford.
200

Michigan has 5 Great Lakes. Name 2 of them.

Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior

200

Which city is famous for its cherry crops?

Traverse City

200
Explain why trees were considered a problem AND a resource to early settlers in Michigan.
Farmers needed trees cleared for land (problem), and lumbering, or the cutting of trees, became an important economic activity.
200

Cereal City

Battle Creek

200

What is mass production?

Making a lot of the same thing very quickly.

300

Which structure was built in 1957, connecting the Lower and Upper Peninsulas of Michigan?

Mackinac Bridge

300
What is the corn in Michigan is used to make in Battle Creek, MI?

Cereal

300
The parts of Michigan that grew the most white pines.
What is northern Lower Michigan and the U.P.
300

Cherry Festival

Traverse City

300

By 1920, this type of car made up about half of the cars in the United States.

What is the Model-T.

400

Which city is known for its production of medicine and medical equipment?

Kalamazoo

400

Where does most of Michigan's farming take place?

The Lower Peninsula

400

Who rode the lumber down the rivers to the mills?

River hogs

400

Capital city

Lansing

400

Name the Big 3 car companies that began to lead the automobile industry in the early 1900s.

What is Chrysler, General Motors (GM), and Ford.

500

What is Grand Rapids' nickname?

Furniture city USA

500

Name five important things that Michigan farmers grew and raised.

What is corn, wheat, oats, potatoes, pigs, chickens, cows, sheep.

500

Describe the lumbering process, using at least 5 of the main parts.

What is finding an area of trees, setting up a camp, cutting the trees (lumberjacks), loading the trees on sleighs, bringing the trees to the banks of the river, when the rivers melt, pushing the logs into the river, floating the logs down the river (riverhogs), sorting the logs (boomers), sending them to the sawmills, making them into boards, shipping them to big cities, using the Great Lakes.

500

Tulip Festival

Holland

500

This way of production, invented by Henry Ford, changed the way cars were made. Name it, and describe how it has changed over time.

What is the assembly line, and things have become more faster/better with more technology, and robots.

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