Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Minnesota Trivia Question Answers

Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Monday and answered my Minnesota trivia questions. Here are the answers (drum roll, please...)

Minnesota is known as "The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes." In actually how many lakes are in Minnesota?
a) 9,892
b) 11,842 - isn't that amazing? Within a 30-mile radius of my home there are hundreds of lakes, not to mention the many rivers, streams and swamps we have!
c) 10,312

Minnesota has over 90,000 miles of shoreline! That's more than which states combined?
a) California, Florida and Hawaii - crazy, but true!
b) Rhode Island, New York and Maine
c) Alaska, Oregon and Washington

The Mall of America, in Bloomington, MN is how large?
a) 2.0 million square feet
b) 7.5 million square feet
c) 9.5 million square feet - this place is HUGE! There is an amusement park, as well as an underground aquarium and so much more.

Which of these things was invented in Minnesota?
a) water skis
b) snowmobile
d) none of the above
e) all of the above - as was the stapler, masking tape and Scotch tape, to name a few! (3M is based in St. Paul)

Thanks for joining in the fun! I've been enjoying my sister and her brand new baby boy all week. They will be leaving on Friday, so I'll return to my regular blogging schedule next Monday. For now I'll leave you with some pictures from our Minnesota day.

This is one of our family favorites

My family enjoying a beautiful
May day 

All eleven grand babies from my three siblings and I!
My next trivia question should be: can you identify
which children are brothers and sisters? :)


  1. I think if that were a test I'd get an F. ;-) Good thing it wasn't. At least I got the lake one right. :D
    ~ Wendy

  2. How fun! Loved the pics and SPAM...really? lol

  3. Fun! I hope you have a great time with your family. :)

  4. Cute kiddies on the log!!! Look at the 3rd girl from the left, now look at the baby's feet in amongst all the knees. Cute!
    At hub's family gatherings, there are 6 siblings, 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. In the last few years, Grandma made quilts for each grandchild.

  5. Sounds like so much fun and I should have called my Minnesota BFF to help out with the trivia *darn*!

  6. Fun pictures and facts, Gabrielle! The shoreline question amazed me. Enjoy the time with your family this week!

  7. Looks like loads of fun! Enjoy!!!!


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