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Can you name the geographical facts about the USA (as defined by the US Census)?
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The Fifty States - I
The Fifty States - II
The Fifty States - III
The Fifty States - IV
Capital of the USA
State Capitals - I
State Capitals - II
State Capitals - III
State Capitals - IV
Twenty Five Largest Cities
Twenty Five Largest Metros
Bordering Bodies of Water
41,100,000 sq mi (106,400,000 sq km)
615,000 sq mi (1.6 million sq km)
80,545 sq mi (208,610 sq km)
64,100,000 sq mi (169,200,000 sq km)
5,427,000 sq mi (14,056,000 sq km)
2,341 mi (3,767 km)
2,320 mi (3,734 km)
1,980 mi (3,187 km)
20,320 ft (6,194 m) Tallest in the US
14,505 ft (4,421 m) Tallest in the contigous (48) US
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Jan 3rd, 2011 at 00:59 GMT
If you ever wanted to play all four at once, here it is, the whole US. I might start a European set soon, as soon as I can figure out which way to divide the continent.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 01:21 GMT
I know it's a huge pain to have to scroll down so far to do the cities and metros, sorry about that guys, I just don't know how else to arrange it to make it fit.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 01:44 GMT
Anyone think I should just drop the ten least and most populous states or do people find that interesting? I know you can just look through them yourself in the states list but I thought people might wanna see it already in order.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 02:45 GMT
Drop the ten most and least populous states. We already have to guess all the states, so it's repetitious. Otherwise, I think it's a very interesting quiz - thanks for making it.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 02:48 GMT
The ten most and least states doesn't add anything because they get filled in already. Take those two out and the rivers and mountains will fit so we don't have to scroll quite so far. I like these- thanks!
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 04:05 GMT
All right, I'll remove the top ten lists. I'm glad you guys like these.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 08:21 GMT
The mountains thing should be rephrased to specify highest overall and highest in the contiguous 48. As it is it looks like Mt Whitney is the 2nd-highest peak in the country, but actually there are at least ten peaks in Alaska higher than Mt. Whitney.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 15:04 GMT
Would be nice if Ft. Worth were accepted for Fort Worth.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 18:12 GMT
Oh that's why so many people are missing it, I forgot to do that like on the other quizzes, I'll fix that.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 18:39 GMT
waters bordering alaska aren't included.. oh well.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 18:42 GMT
since gulf of Mexico was in, thought Bering sea and Chukchi sea might be the other answer..
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 19:01 GMT
@IronFirefly, I got the Arctic, do you mean the Bering Sea? I wasn't sure if that counted, plus if I added that I'd have to add the Bering Strait, Beaufort Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Chuckchi Sea. Those are all minor compared to the Arctic which is already lowly guessed compared to the others. They're all contained in the Pacific and the Arctic so I think it's reasonable to leave them out, not as many people would know them. I know the Gulf of Mexico is separate from the Atlantic here even though it's part of it but it's much bigger at the 10th largest body of water in the world and has had a much bigger impact on our culture and history than those others with the Gulf Coast region.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 19:08 GMT
My mistake, it looks like the Bering Sea is actually one step up larger than the Gulf of Mexico, still though, I think it was reasonable to leave out like the others for those other reasons.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 22:51 GMT
So at some point, while I was naming the regions, state names, and state capitals, it filled in Great Lakes for me. I have no idea when because I didn't notice it until I scrolled down to see that section. Why? I can't think of any reason that that should have happened.
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 23:04 GMT
@NotYou, The answers I accept for Great Lakes are, Great Lakes, The Great Lakes, Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario. So it was Michigan that gave it to you. I made the Great Lakes a freebie because I combined em all into one body of water here and I wasn't sure how many people would think of that, I didn't wanna just write "there's five of em" or something like that into it's description cause that just gives it away anyway, so I just gave it up to Michigan. There's no real way for me to show people what I want without telling them what it is, I know I could split the Lakes up into 5 different answers but I'd rather just save the space.
Jan 4th, 2011 at 00:06 GMT
Change the Mount Whitney(14505 ft) to Mount St. Elias (18009 ft)!!!! Mount St. Elias is the second highest in U.S.A.
Jan 4th, 2011 at 03:05 GMT
I'm surprised the Rio Grande wasn't long enough for the quiz. Couldn't think of another river long enough, thinking it had to be some obscure river in Alaska...
Jan 4th, 2011 at 18:08 GMT
Since when did Iowa become a state?
Jan 4th, 2011 at 22:34 GMT
The population for Nashville is not the same (as state capital or as largest city).
Jan 5th, 2011 at 03:13 GMT
I think you should add the seas, especially the Bering, around Alaska and decrease the time.
Jan 18th, 2011 at 17:59 GMT
Great quiz idea. If you truly go on to do others, though, consider going away from the default colors. You don't need to get too flashy, just something a little easier on the eyes than gray. Good job, though.
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