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How many US states can you name(aimed mainly at non US Members)

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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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3 of us here in the UK 2 English and 1 Irish have just spent about an hour trying to name all of the US states and it is harder than you think!

We managed to get 42 before we gave up and looked it up on google which I do not think is all that bad (although one of us lived in the states for two and a half years).

So without cheating can you name them all?

I am also interested to know if this is something a US citizen can do with ease or is it a bit tricky even for you?

EDIT: There is a list below in case you wan't to have a go and not cheat!!
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I was in a choir as a kid where one of our songs had a section that put all 50 in alphabetical order. Needless to say, I have never had a problem with all 50 since.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

As an American, I think a more impressive feat would be to try and name all the countries in Africa.

I think I could maybe get 10, but I think some of the ones I think I know aren't countries anymore.
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Start with the Alphabet and work your way down.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:00 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: nonspecific

As an American, I think a more impressive feat would be to try and name all the countries in Africa.

I think I could maybe get 10, but I think some of the ones I think I know aren't countries anymore.



You should try this interactive quiz on the middle east, it made me realise how appaling my geography was but I got there in the end.

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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

We did that in the end and managed to get a few more!



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific
I'm very conscious of the geographical arrangement of the states through reading of history, so I can run through them easily enough (though I can't prove it).

I would be able to do most of Africa, except that I get foxed by the post-independence names. So when somebody writes about the "Congo Republic", I don't know whether I'm supposed to be visualising the Belgian Congo or the French Congo.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Try this one out if the states are a little too easy for you then


US Rivers interactive quiz



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
3 of us here in the UK 2 English and 1 Irish have just spent about an hour trying to name all of the US states and it is harder than you think!

We managed to get 42 before we gave up and looked it up on google which I do not think is all that bad (although one of us lived in the states for two and a half years).

So without cheating can you name them all?

I am also interested to know if this is something a US citizen can do with ease or is it a bit tricky even for you?


Actually in the 5th grade it is mandatory to not only name all 50 but all state capitals as well. By writing them on a map of the US.

Well it was back in my day during the late 80s in Indiana.

So yes I can name all 50 states and state capitals by sight, or geographical location on a map.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

a- Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona,
b-
c- California, Connecticut, Colorado
d- Delaware
e-
f- Florida
g- Georgia
h- Hawaii,
I- Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana
j-
k- Kansas, Kentucky
l- Louisiana,
m- Montana, Mississippi, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Maine
n- North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey,
New Hampshire
o- Oregon, Ohio, Oklahoma
p- Pennsylvania
q-
r- Rhode Island
s- South Dakota, South Carolina
t- Texas, Tennessee
u- Utah
v- Vermont, Virginia
w- Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, West Virginia
x-
y-
z-



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Took me about 10 minutes and the trickiest one was Utah.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

Try this one of Europe, 3 europeans even made mistakes on this one.

Interactive map quiz Europe
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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I do a bar challenge where I bet people I can draw them all in under a minute.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

I do a bar challenge where I bet people I can draw them all in under a minute.


And can you or do you just make yourself look like an idiot?



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
And can you or do you just make yourself look like an idiot?


I can do it but it does not make me any less of an idiot.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 10:06 AM
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i'll just cheat and let someone else do it properly




posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

God that gave me a headache it's started of poorly

but it climbed to 30 (mostly trying to remember where ats peeps are from)

I wonder how many countries could USA people name in Europe
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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Puerto rico, guam, Canada, Hawaii, phillipines, Saudi arabia. U.S.I. has properties everywhere.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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I had an online friend who was a trucker in America. When we chatted, I'd ask him where he was and then go on Google maps to follow him around. Not stalking, I hasten to add.

It was great fun and I was actually learning a bit about where the various States were situated. I'm really not sure how many I could name, though.

Here's a handy song to help those struggling:




posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 01:07 PM
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No cheating ok.

New york state.
Washington.
Kentucky.
Bourbon.
South.
Texas.
The one with the Mormons.
Indiana.
Hawaii.
California.
South Dakota and north maybe a west and east heck past caring..
Doesn't matter its just one big colony to us
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Oh and Kansas.
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