A Quiz To Test Your Knowledge On The Great Lakes

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes were created by the movement of glaciers over land, around 10,000 years ago and contain a large percentage of the world’s fresh water. Can you answer the following multiple choice questions about the Great Lakes? Complete the quiz and then see your score. Better yet, stump your family and friends by asking them to take this quiz.

1. Which of the Great Lakes has the largest freshwater surface?

2. What percent of the world's freshwater is in the Great Lakes?

3. Which of the Great Lakes has the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world?

4. The Great Lakes are the primary water source for more than ______ million people.

5. Which of the Great Lakes has the longest freshwater coastline of any state?

6. Which is the deepest of the Great Lakes?

7. Which of the following is NOT a fishery on Lake Michigan?

8. The French explorer Samule de Champlain was the first European to discover Lake Michigan.

9. Lake Sturgeon is the largest species of fish found in the Great Lakes.

10. Which of the Great Lakes is the shallowest lake?

11. Around ___________ years ago the area was covered by a glacier more than a 1/2-mile thick that over time left the depressions that are now the Great Lakes.

12. Which is the only one of Great Lakes entirely with U.S. territory?

13. Lake Superior is affected by tides

14. What is the name of the 30- to 40-foot-long “monster” that allegedly lives in Lake Erie?

15. The name Michigan is derived from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) word for “large lake”.

16. Which Great Lake is the second largest?

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