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Can you name the US cities* (populations over 250,000) nearest to the previous city (alphabetical order)?
Enter a city in the box below
Correctly named cities will show up below
Answers MUST be guessed in order
*City limits only! Populations based on 2008 estimations.
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A trip like this should start in an US Olympic Games host city with an A
Be sure you go to the nearest B-city
927.99 kilometers/576.62 miles
Can you name the nearest C-city
495.48 kilometers 307.88 miles
Do your utmost to travel to a city with a D
145.05 kilometers/90.13 miles
Eeh.. The largest city with an E is the next stop of course
2377.88 kilometers/1477.55 miles
Find the nearest F-city
868.41 kilometers/539.61 miles
Go straight to the nearest G-city
1385.88 kilometers/861.15 miles
How good are you in finding the nearest H-city
377.48 kilometers/234.55 miles
It is a big trip to the next I-city
2551.24 kilometers/1585.27 miles
Jamaica is the closest country with a J, but what is the nearest J-city?
1125.98 kilometers/699.65 miles
Kyrgyzstan is no answer, it is no K-city
1528.65 kilometers/949.86 miles
Let's find out where the nearest L-city will be
259.65 kilometers/161.34 miles
Make sure you travel to the nearest city that starts with an M
541.05 kilometers/336.19 miles
Now you have to go to the nearest N-city
1121.56 kilometers/696.91 miles
Only a small journey (or not?) to this city that starts with an O
970.24 kilometers/602.88 miles
Plan your trip to this (suburb)city with a P
282.34 kilometers/175.44 miles
Right to the nearest R-city. You are not allowed to visit Quincy, MA
1682.48 kilometers/1045.44 miles
So, what would the nearest S-city be
1070.97 kilometers/665.47 miles
The nearest city with a T
580.95 kilometers (km)/360.99 miles
Union City, CA is not big enough, so find the nearest V-city!
1787.27 kilometers/1110.56 miles
Where will the nearest W-city be? This will be the last stop, since Xenia, OH; Yorba Linda, CA and Zion, MI are not big enough
245.33 kilometers/152.44 miles
245.33 kilometers/152.44 miles
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Mar 9th, 2011 at 18:33 GMT
I think Tulsa is a bit closer than Toledo. And there are of course some X and Z cities, just not even close of being big enough.
Mar 9th, 2011 at 21:23 GMT
You're right. Tulsa is indeed closer. It is 580 vs 657 km. I must have switched the numbers. As for the X and Z cities. There are none in the top 1000, but if someone have an suggestion for a notable city starting with one of these letters, let me know.
Mar 10th, 2011 at 02:59 GMT
The clues could use more...clues.
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Mar 10th, 2011 at 03:13 GMT
"Largest city with an E" should be "Largest city beginning with E" nEw york city >> El Paso
Mar 10th, 2011 at 03:15 GMT
Would be better if you gave the distance as a clue.
Mar 10th, 2011 at 03:25 GMT
Isn't Baton Rouge closer to Atlanta than Baltimore? A bit of research showed Baton Rouge being 540 miles from Atlanta. Your answer (Baltimore - 576 miles) seems a bit further away.
Mar 10th, 2011 at 03:57 GMT
The best-known X and Z cities are both in Ohio: Xenia and Zanesville.
Mar 10th, 2011 at 08:51 GMT
I could have used the same clue everywhere: go to the nearest A-city, B-city, etc. But I tried to cheer it up a little by having different sentences. By the way, each sentence starts with the corresponding letter of the question. I don't think more clues are necessary, because the idea behind this quiz is to think of the closest city. For most letters there are not many possibilities. @Burtdoggy: You're probably right, but Baton Rouge doesn't make the cut concerning population. More ideas for X or Z cities?
Mar 10th, 2011 at 09:05 GMT
The only incorporated places starting with X are both Xenia (the other one in Illinois) but there are a few others with Z like Zion, (IL), Zeeland (MI) and even Zilwaukee (MI). I'm not saying you should use any of these, but it's simply not a correct statement that there aren't any.
Mar 10th, 2011 at 18:20 GMT
I was surprised that Birmingham doesn't have over 250,000 people
Mar 11th, 2011 at 01:30 GMT
Burtdoggy: Baton Rouge isn't quite big enough to make this quiz.
Mar 11th, 2011 at 05:11 GMT
I agree with Pita
Mar 11th, 2011 at 22:29 GMT
Birmingham isn't closer than Baltimore?
Mar 12th, 2011 at 01:08 GMT
Yes, it's closer sweetT but it doesnt qualify as the answer because of the over-complex and convoluted rules of the quiz. Although Birmingham is the closest large city starting with B to Atlanta it misses the arbitrary requirement of having 250k "city limits" population by less than 10% (20k people)- despite having a metro population of well over 1,200,000. I felt tricked and mislead myself when it was not accepted as the answer and found that Baltimore is what the quiz maker intended as the answer.
Mar 12th, 2011 at 03:13 GMT
What about Birmingham?
Mar 12th, 2011 at 18:03 GMT
Perhaps it would have worked better with metro area populations. Because lowering the population cut-off also means having to add cities like Garland, TX. Idea for a follow-up?
Mar 12th, 2011 at 23:19 GMT
I don't know if this would be feasible, but I think it would be really cool if you could include bonuses for some of the more obvious wrong answers, with hints telling us either "too small" or "too far."
Mar 13th, 2011 at 12:43 GMT
why do people keep saying Birmingham if it isn't over 250K??
Mar 13th, 2011 at 15:51 GMT
So is the final clue meant to be code?: "nog big enough?"
Mar 16th, 2011 at 00:45 GMT
Nice game, but hard. Detroit to El Paso? Got completely stuck there.
Mar 17th, 2011 at 02:41 GMT
I quit playing when Birmingham wasn't accepted. What a stupid quiz.
Mar 18th, 2011 at 00:07 GMT
I 2nd that Bledsoe.
Apr 14th, 2011 at 20:10 GMT
After i stumbled out of the gate the first couple times, it became a pretty easy quiz. I liked it.
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