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This summer, the Akron-Summit County Public Library is bringing the Great Lakes to downtown Akron! Join us on Saturday, July 16 at Main from 12 pm to 3 pm to hear tales of piracy, paranormality, and natural calamity.

Are you a Great Lakes trivia buff? Test your knowledge of the Great Lakes with our quiz below!

  1. Who is the only man to be formally charged with piracy on the Great Lakes?
    1. Jack Rackman
    2. James J Strang
    3. Dan Seavey
    4. None - there were no pirates on the Great Lakes.
  1. The “Lake _______ Triangle” is an area, like the infamous Bermuda Triangle, where mysterious disappearances, temporal anomalies, and extraterrestrial sightings have occurred.
    1. Huron
    2. Michigan
    3. Ontario
    4. Superior
  1. South Bay Bessie, the most famous of the Great Lakes’ lake monsters, has had many sightings in which Great Lake?
    1. Erie
    2. Huron
    3. Ontario
    4. Superior
  1. The sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975, inspired which of the following?
    1. A hit song.
    2. A yearly memorial observance.
    3. Conspiracy theories.
    4. All of the above!
  1. The Ohio & Erie Canal was built in 1825 and destroyed by the Great Flood of 1913. Which southern Ohio city connects the canal to the Ohio River? (Hint: Cleveland links Lake Erie to the canal)
    1. Cincinnati
    2. Hockingport
    3. Marietta
    4. Portsmouth


1C, 2B, 3A, 4D, 5B


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By Christina Labib,
Adult Services Librarian, Business, Government & Science