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

Robert Harbison / The Christian Science Monitor
GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - Chairs set up looking out over Lake Superior at Naniboujou Lodge on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The lodge was built in 1928.

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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