Wednesday, November 11, 2009

#698 - Marvelous Minnesota

[see trivia answers in the comments section]

I haven't done Tuesday Trivia in a while, so I'll do some today, on Wonderful Wednesday. Once again these questions will be about God's Country, aka Marvelous Minnesota. Here goes - try your best!

1. True or False:
Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.

2. Name the famous author who lived on Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

3. Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Did you know it's not true? There are actually more like 15,000-20,000 lakes, depending on how you define lakes (size, named, etc.) Many lake names are used multiple times (that is, many lakes have the same names). Which TWO of the following names are NOT among common, often-used names:

a. Mud Lake
b. Corn Lake
c. Rice Lake
d. Long Lake
e. Moon Lake

3. Which Minnesota town is the "Lutefisk Capital of the United States"?

4. Polaris Industries located in Roseau, Minnesota invented what well-loved machine?

5. True or False:
Minnesota's waters flow outward in three directions: north to Hudson Bay in Canada, east to the Atlantic Ocean, and south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Some easy, some harder. How'd you do??


Trish said...

Thanks for the little tidbits about MN.....we do live in a great state!!! And imagine, 62 degrees in NOVEMBER!!!!

Unknown said...

Um, did you intend to post a pic of Marvelous Michigan in a post about Minnesota?

Anonymous said...

Here are my answers to your Tuesday trivia:
1. T
2. Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. a and b
4. Gross, but I'm going to guess New Ulm
6. T

Fun questions!

Carol E. said...

Priscilla, it's true that photo shows more of Michigan & Wisconsin than it does of Minnesota, but Minnesota is there, at the tip of Lake Superior and a north and west of there, and along that river that you see which divides MN & WI. Lake Superior is a Minnesota claim to fame.

Carol E. said...

1. True
2. Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. There are 201 Mud Lakes, 154 Long Lakes, and 123 Rice Lakes commonly named in Minnesota. (The two names NOT commonly used are [b] Corn Lake and [e] Moon Lake.)
3. Oops.. I numbered goofy and had two #3! The Lutefish Capital of the U.S. is Madison, MN.
4. snowmobile
5. True

Anonymous said...

Good trivia. I got all but the Lutefisk capitol. Never eaten lutefisk. Thanks for waking up my brain!