13 charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Q: Federal and state law enforcement officials arrested and accused 13 men of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, target police officers, set off bombs and “instigate civil war.” Where is Michigan?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The conspirators planned to take Whitmer to a secure location in a neighboring state, federal agents said last week. What state borders Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and shares a water border with the state’s Lower Peninsula?

A. Indiana

B. Ohio

C. Ontario

D. Wisconsin

Q: Authorities said two of the suspects were among those carrying rifles into the state capitol building during a protest against the governor’s orders to control the spread of covid-19. What is the capital city of Michigan?

A. Detroit

B. Grand Rapids

C. Lansing

D. Warren

Q: The kidnapping suspects were tied to right-wing militia groups. The two men convicted of killing 168 people in a 1995 bombing attended some of the earliest meetings of a group calling itself the Michigan Militia. Where did that bombing of a federal building take place?

A. New York City

B. Oklahoma City

C. Tuscon

D. Washington, D.C.

Q: Can private civilian militias act as law enforcement in Michigan?

A. Yes

B. No

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