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Trivia Quiz - Famous People from Michigan

Great trivia quiz about famous people from Michigan!

Quiz Number: 4943
Date Submitted: January 27, 2013
Quiz Categories: American Culture
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 67.5 percent
Times Taken: 55 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6

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Famous People from Michigan
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1. This man from Michigan developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy.
  A.   William C. Durant
  B.   Preston Tucker
  C.   Horace Elgin Dodge
  D.   Henry Ford

2. This Michigan man was a television and film actor perhaps most famous for his role in the TV sitcom, "Make Room for Daddy." He also founded the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
  A.   Hugh Beaumont
  B.   Robert Young
  C.   Andy Griffith
  D.   Danny Thomas

3. This U.S. President grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was an Eagle Scout, was a decorated World War II veteran and played football at the University of Michigan.
  A.   Ronald Reagan
  B.   Richard Nixon
  C.   Gerald R. Ford
  D.   Jimmy Carter

4. This American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and made a name for himself by releasing a number of hits under the Motown record label which is located in Detroit. Among his hits are "Superstition" and "Sir Duke."
  A.   Stevie Wonder
  B.   Smokey Robinson
  C.   Rick James
  D.   Barry White

5. This singer, known as "The Queen of Soul," was raised in Detroit.
  A.   Roberta Flack
  B.   Aretha Franklin
  C.   Mary Wilson
  D.   Mary J. Blige

6. This business giant was born in Detroit and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He is the co-founder and CEO of Doubleclick, an Internet ad serving software company and advertising network.
  A.   Steve Ballmer
  B.   Scott McNealy
  C.   Kevin O'Connor
  D.   Larry Page

7. This man, born in Detroit, is the owner and founder of Little Caesars Pizza and owner of Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers.
  A.   Richard DeVos
  B.   Mike Ilitch
  C.   Tom Monaghan
  D.   William Clay Ford

8. This native Detroiter was the lead singer of The Supremes and is now a solo artist.
  A.   Diana Ross
  B.   Florence Ballard
  C.   Mary Wilson
  D.   Annette Beard

9. She was raised in Detroit and is a solo R&B singer and lead singer of the Motown group Martha and the Vandellas.
  A.   Florence Ballard
  B.   Madonna
  C.   Martha Reeves
  D.   Diana Ross

10. This astronaut was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He was a crew member aboard the Skylab space station and the Columbia space shuttle mission. He was later the Republican nominee for a US Senate seat.
  A.   Jack Lousma
  B.   Roger B. Chaffee
  C.   Gregory Jarvis
  D.   Jerry M. Linenger®   

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