How well do you know the Great Lakes? Take the quiz.

Robert Harbison / The Christian Science Monitor
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These five great bodies – containing 6 quadrillion gallons of water – influence everything from weather to livelihoods. 

1. Why did French explorers give Lake Superior the name 'Superior'?

Because its waters are the bluest of the five lakes


Because it is the largest of the Great Lakes


Because it had the best fishing


Because it is higher in elevation than the other lakes

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