Michigan Lingo - It's A Thing! Think You Can Answer All 34 Questions?

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So much Michigan trivia... Really think you know it all?!

If you're a Michigan local, then you just might stand a chance at passing this 30 question quiz on food, slang, and weekend traditions regarding MI!

 Jul 06, 2020

1 of 34Choose your answer!

Let's begin with basics. What's a troll?
A little garden gnome
Someone who starts drama on the internet
People who live below the Mackinac

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What do you call one of those people who lives above the bridge then?
A yooper!
A looper!
An upper!

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You can say Mackinac Bridge OR ________. Everyone will still know what you're talking about.
The Long Mac
The Small Mac
The Mighty Mac

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And first part of "Mackinac" rhymes with the second, right?
Mhmm, Mack-eye-knack, it is!
That's correct, it's Mack-i-nack!
No way, you'll sound like a tourist. It's Mack-i-gnaw

5 of 34Choose your answer!

Michiganders are tough, but if a winter cold's got you down, you might try what beverage before you try any medicine?
Vernor's, it's the cure for everything.
Ginger Puree, you'll be better in no time.
Lemon Juice, that'll open up your sinuses.

6 of 34Choose your answer!

What's the most Michigan way to explain to another citizen where you live in the state?
Cardinal Directions
Using your hand as a map
City Distances

7 of 34Choose your answer!

Everyone knows you call tourists "fudgies," but why?
It's inexplicable.
Because no one likes fudge or tourists.
Because they like to spend time up North and buy fudge.

8 of 34Choose your answer!

Around here, out-of-state drivers need some time to adjust to the __________.
Michigan U-ey
Michigan Left
Yooper Right

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It's a little confusing, but whenever your family gets out the cards for ____, you know it'll be a great time!
Egyptian Ratscrew

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What's that soda brand that's made right out of Michigan?
RC Cola

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If your friend says their going to A2 for the weekend, where are they actually headed?
Ann Arbor
Atlantic Atrium
Acorn Arbor

12 of 34You probably enjoyed this tricolor as a kid, what's it called?

Superman icecream
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Captain America Ice Cream, absolutely
Oh, that's Superman Ice Cream!
Totally Green Lantern Ice Cream

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You probably have a glass sliding door in your house so you can see out to your backyard or over one of MI's 10,000 lakes, but you call it a:

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All the locals know that on Mackinac Island, _____ are banned!
Cell phones

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And if Michiganders are having friends over in the summer to grill out, you'd call that gathering a:

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Locals love to joke that Michigan's state bird is actually a what?
Bumble bee, love the critters!
Mosquito! Darn things are everywhere!
Fly, hordes of them!

17 of 34Choose your answer!

And even though Michigan does experience all four seasons, some say that there really are only two:
Fall and raining
Winter and construction
Summer and snowing

18 of 34Choose your answer!

"Oh shoot, I need to get groceries, I'll just stop at ______ on the way home!"

19 of 34Choose your answer!

No, it's not an official holiday for everyone, but you definitely consider the first day of ______ to be an unofficial one.
Squirrel Catching Season
Deer Hunting Season
Ice Fishing Season

20 of 34What is this landmark?

Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island Grand Hotel
Garden Island Bed and Breakfast
Beaver Island Inn

21 of 34Choose your answer!

In Michigan, you're either a _____ or a ______ fan, there's no middle ground.
Western Michigan University; Michigan State
University of Michigan, Michigan State
University of Michigan, Oakland University

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Actually, take that back, there is a middle ground. It's your mutual hatred of which university?
Boise State
Ohio State
University of Nebraska

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Which of these is kind of like a delicious homemade hot pocket popular in MI?

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Struggling to remember the 5 Great Lakes? It should be easy, didn't you learn the acronym?

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You often have to be on the lookout for which animal jumping out in front of your car?

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Where do Michiganders go to vacation?
Out East!
Up North!
Down South!

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Lucky you to be living so close to the lakes, you can expect a whole lot of fresh what?
Bison Burgers
Fish, incredibly fresh!
Rocky Mountain Oysters!

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Obviously, any Michigan local is rooting for which NFL team?
The Lions
The Bangals
The Eagles

29 of 34Choose your answer!

What does a Michigan traffic jam look like?
Twenty cars stuck behind a tractor
A fender-bender on the 405
A new SIG-Alert on the interstate

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Finish Michigan's advertising slogan: _______ Michigan.

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You better know this one! What is the capital of Michigan?
Ann Arbor

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Settle the debate... do you guys call it pop, soda or cola?

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Because the lake effect means some seriously cold weather, you've had to wear which of these items on at least one Halloween?
Winter coat
Top hat

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No matter where you may go or where you might be, you'll always have so much pride for the ___________ in your heart!
Great Lake State
Gem State
Show Me State
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