It’s February 15th, AKA National Wisconsin Day. Bloomer-ites, we hope you’re flying your Wisconsin flags high and proud today. Bloomer Telephone Company loves our great state almost as much as we love good internet 😉  And there is nothing we love better than providing good internet to the rural communities of Wisconsin.

 

How well do you and your friends and family know and love the Badger state? Here is some trivia to share at the dinner table. Test your knowledge!

 

  1. Wisconsin became the __ state on May 29th, 1848.
    1. 17th
    2. 40th
    3. 26th
    4. 30th
  2. February 4th, 1996, was the coldest day ever recorded in Wisconsin. Temperatures dipped down to: __ (hint: not including wind chill).
    1. -51 Fahrenheit
    2. -68 Fahrenheit
    3. -55 Fahrenheit
    4. -72 Fahrenheit
  3. Wisconsin produces more than 60% of the nation’s ________.
    1. Cranberries
    2. Apples
    3. Cheese
    4. Sweet corn
  4. __% of the state is covered in forest.
    1. 25%
    2. 50%
    3. 30%
    4. 40%
  5. Wisconsinites love their dairy, especially ice cream. _______ gallons of ice cream are consumed by Wisconsinites annually.
    1. 9 million
    2. 16 million
    3. 35 million
    4. 21 million
  6. Green Bay is known as the “________” capital of the world.
    1. Toilet Paper
    2. Paper Snowflake
    3. Railroad
    4. Segway Tour
  7. The first ever _______ was served in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1881.
    1. Pickled Apple
    2. Ice Cream Sunday
    3. Tater Tot
    4. Scalloped Potato Casserole
  8. It’s illegal for a restaurant to provide _______ at a table unless specifically requested by the customer.
    1. Plastic straws
    2. Mixed salt and pepper
    3. Margarine
    4. Low-fat ketchup
  9. Wisconsin is bordered by __ states. Name these states:
  10. The largest recorded _________ was excavated in Wisconsin.
    1. Earthworm
    2. Black Bear
    3. Grey Wolf
    4. Woolly Mammoth

 

Check your answers below to see how well you really know our great state.

 

But we are more than a list of fun facts. Wisconsin represents many values we can truly boast about. Hard work, hospitality, kindness, family, and honesty are just a few things we love about our home state. Bloomer Telephone Company is proud to celebrate Wisconsin and its people. Thank you, Bloomer-ites, for being a part of what makes Wisconsin our favorite place in the world.

 

Answer key:

  1. 30th
  2. -55 Fahrenheit
  3. Cranberries
  4. 50%
  5. 21 million
  6. Toilet Paper
  7. Ice Cream Sunday
  8. Margarine
  9. 4; Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota
  10. Woolly Mammoth

 

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