Get Set Up

The Aging & Adult Services Agency at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has formed a partnership with GetSetup, a mission-driven education technology company dedicated to creating economic and learning opportunities for older adults.  Through this partnership, you can get free access to live meetings with older adults from near and far. You can learn things like how to use Zoom for a family gathering or videochat with other folks about local sports or crafting.

Follow these steps to join the service:

  1. Make sure you have an email address as well as a camera and microphone on your computer.  Alternatively, you can also use your smartphone or a tablet.
  2. Go to the website getsetup.io/michigan.
  3. Create an account by clicking the “Log In | Sign Up” button in the upper right corner, and then “Sign Up” again in the upper right corner.
  4. Provide your registration details to create an account.  You will now receive a text message with a verification code.  Enter it to verify your account.
  5. Start browsing the classes and meetups. Click the blue “Book” button to sign up for a session.
  6. The majority of classes are free. If you see a class that has a fee, you can enter the coupon code MICHIGANHEALTH to waive the fee for most classes.

Michigan Tales & Trivia

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Michigan Tales & Trivia

Test your Michigan knowledge!  Score 100% correct on the quiz and you'll be given a secret code to use within Beanstack to indicate completion of this challenge.

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He's a friend to Babe the Blue Ox:

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Michigan's State Reptile is the painted:

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This fossilized coral can be found in Lake Michigan:

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Despite its nickname, none of these creatures live in Michigan:

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Music label founded by Berry Gordy:

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Former amusement park in the Detroit River: <blank> Island

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Michigan's state bird:

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Connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas:

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The biggest Great Lake:

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35-mile stretch of Lake Michigan coastline: "<blank><blank> Dunes"

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The only Great Lake that doesn't border Michigan

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Last name of the US President who called Michigan "home":

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Ginger Ale created in Detroit:

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A resident of the Upper Peninsula, informally:

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A person who lives "below" the Mackinac Bridge, informally:

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What Michiganders commonly call a carbonated beverage:

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Michigan's State Flower is the Apple <blank>

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State motto:  "If you seek a pleasant <blank>, look about you."

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The average score is 84%

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Tall Tales Review

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Tall Tales

This is a review of the folk tales many of us grew up with.  See what you can do by memory, but feel free to consult the "tales" section of the library - 398.2 by Dewey decimal number.  Score 100% correct on the quiz and you'll be given a secret code to use within Beanstack to indicate completion of this challenge.

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Paul Bunyan's ox was named:

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Davy Crockett's epithet was:

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Johnny Appleseed's real name was:

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How many thieves did Ali Baba meet?

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John Henry is famous for:

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Folklore says:  George Washington claimed he chopped down what kind of tree?

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff fought:

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Tommyknockers are said to be found in:

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The townspeople of Hamelin hired the Pied Piper to:

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The moral of Stone Soup is to show:

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The average score is 90%

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Match the Weapon

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Match the Weapon to the Culprit

Can you match the weapon to the book/film?  Score 100% correct on the quiz and you'll be given a secret code to use within Beanstack to indicate completion of this challenge.

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Narnia

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King Arthur

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Star Wars: a New Hope

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Dracula

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Hansel & Gretel

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Wizard of Oz

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Sleeping Beauty

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Snow White

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Your score is

The average score is 92%

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Unscramble the Names of the Following Famous Tellers of Stories

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Unscramble the Names of the Following Famous Tellers of Tall Tales

Can you unscramble these famous tellers of tales?  Score 100% correct on the quiz and you'll be given a secret code to use within Beanstack to indicate completion of this challenge.

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rmka watin

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lilw rgsore

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rame ombckbe

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arogsinr eiokrll

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enibmanj raiflknn

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harbama inllnco

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eongd sahn

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advdi edissar

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lilb nbsryo

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udrrdya ipnkgli

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The average score is 69%

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Match the dog breeds with their profiles

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Match the dog breed with their profile

Match the dog breed with their profile.  Score 100% correct on the quiz and you'll be given a secret code to use within Beanstack to indicate completion of this challenge.

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MASTIFF

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FRENCH BULLDOG

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BASSET HOUND

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GERMAN SHEPHERD

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GIANT SCHNAUZER

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DASHSHUND

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BOXER

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IRISH SETTER

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Your score is

The average score is 88%

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Who said it?

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Who Said It?

Match the Author to the Quotation.  Score 100% correct on the quiz and you'll be given a secret code to use within Beanstack to indicate completion of this challenge.

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"Happiness is a warm puppy."

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"I am fond of pigs.  Dogs look up to us.  Cats look down on us.  Pigs treat us as equals."

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"We commonly say in the trade that the most dangerous animal in a zoo is Man."

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"If you decide to become a veterinary surgeon you will never grow rich but you will have a life of endless interest and variety."

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"She had white cat hair on her dark suit, she was a dedicated cat hugger."

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"I live in a hive of darkness, and you are my mother, I told her.  You are the mother of thousands."

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"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.  Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

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Your score is

The average score is 90%

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Match the Villain to the Tale

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Match the Villain to the Tale

Match the villain to the tale.  Score 100% correct on the quiz and you'll be given a secret code to use within Beanstack to indicate completion of this challenge.

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Who was the villain in American Psycho?

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Who was the villain in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?  Nurse _________

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Who was the villain in The Chronicles of Narnia?

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Who was the villain in the Lord of the Rings?

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Who was the villain of The Handmaid's Tale?

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Who was the villain of Beowulf?

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Who was the villain of IT?

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Who was the villain of The Hunger Games

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Your score is

The average score is 88%

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Name that Tale

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Name that Tale

These tales have been adapted into movies of the same name.  We will give you the author of the novel, and the director of the film - you will need to match it to the correct title.  If you get all 10 questions correct, we will supply you with a secret code to indicate you've completed this challenge within Beanstack.

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Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Director: Peter Jackson

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Author: Yann Martel
Director: Ang Li

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Author: Jack London
Director: Chris Sanders

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Author: Ian McEwan
Director: Joe Wright

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Author: Stephen King
Director: Frank Darabont

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Author: Louisa May Alcott
Director: Greta Gerwig

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Author: Anthony Burgess
Director: Stanley Kubrick

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Author: Jane Austen
Director: Autumn de Wilde

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Author: Ken Kesey
Director: Miloš Forman

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Author: Thomas Keneally
Director: Steven Spielberg

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Your score is

The average score is 91%

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