Fill in the Map - British Style

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Here's what a good natured bunch of Brits did when asked to fill in state names on the US map.  It looks to me like they do almost as well as many US high schoolers.

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Give these a try.

U.S.A.

Canada

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Give these a try.

U.S.A.

Canada

I got 35 out of 39 points on Canada (Manitoba got me) and with the USA I had already gotten Wyoming correct and tried to make it be Colorado also - got the others right. When I was a kid, we had a board game called - Game of the States. It was neat because it had questions about the States (major products, capital, largest city, etc) and you learned where the States were.

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Give these a try.

U.S.A.

Canada

94% on the first and 100% on the second... but that was expect Smiling

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Hahahah!  This made me laugh out loud and post on my personal Facebook page.  Love the Brits!  Especially love that everyone knows where Texas is Smiling

Thanks for sharing!

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OK.  The shoe is on the other foot,  Americans with a map of Europe

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Once past the main ones (including Scandinavia) and VERY few others, I am sunk. I have a general idea of where Estonia & Latvia are and the Croatia, Albania, Czech/Hungarian,Yogo are, but like Africa names have changed and borders moved since MY geography classes. 

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Yugoslavia won't be on any map anymore... when it broke up the central part became Serbia. 

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My point exactly. New names, new boundaries, countries swallowed up and no longer existing... Have enough trouble identifying what is and is not is City Limits here!

It IS important to have a knowledge of geography but these days it is hard to keep up.

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This must be a two-fer day. I hit save once.

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Practice....  http://online.seterra.net/en/ex/12

 

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92%... I didn't know the order of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. 

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In 8th grade we were given a map of West Virginia with the counties marked - WE had to fill in the county name AND the Country Seat of each of the 55 counties. To this day I run down the list from the northern panhandle down and get to the county just below the Mason-Dixon line before I get into trouble. Towns here are so small that when someone asks where you are from, people say the name of the county. Anyone who had WV History will know the general area of your county - if not exact. The States? Good luck.

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Fly over states... http://youtu.be/dkEvLjj_rqc

a great song!

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Fly over states... http://youtu.be/dkEvLjj_rqc

a great song!

One of my favorites! When he sings about the flat bed cowboy carrying US steel who has a first class seat it makes my eyes tear up. Every single time.

 

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Penelope wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

Fly over states... http://youtu.be/dkEvLjj_rqc

a great song!

One of my favorites! When he sings about the flat bed cowboy carrying US steel who has a first class seat it makes my eyes tear up. Every single time.

 

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i am thankful for those fly over states. 

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Each and every one of them are beautiful - you just have to look harder to see it in some of them.

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My mother told me down in "snowbird" area of Southern Calf near the Mexican Border at the post office they sell Canadian Stamps. Now, how does that work? The USPS accepts Canadian Stamps? 

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Not that I know of. Must be another reason.

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I love this!

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I wonder how many people could name the Canadian provinces and put them on a map. How about the French regions? The Caribbean Islands? 

And how many times on Jeopardy have I heard people say Toronto for the capital of Canada?

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I wonder how many people could name the Canadian provinces and put them on a map. How about the French regions? The Caribbean Islands? 

Labrador, Newfoundland, PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PQ, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Yukon Terr, British Columbia (mostly east to west). I know I'm missing something. And, no, I could not draw them on a map.

Just had grands over and one of them downloaded a map game app. First time thru it shows you the state outline on the map. Next time thru the US map is just an outline and the states are not marked. Of course we did all the 'border' states first. And, as per usual from people who grew up on the coast, there was a bit of a kerfuffle over those dang mid western states. (Sorry.)

I had to memorize all (back in 1990) 50 African countries AND be able to place them on a map.

Caribbean Islands? Could not do that one. French regions? Not a chance. I might come up with a couple of them tho.

OTOH, I was supposed to memorize all the counties in Ireland. Never got to that, either, but could give a good show!

 

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The eastern most province is Newfoundland and Labrador. Moving westward you have Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and finally British Columbia. There are three territories, Nunavut, North West Territories and Yukon, also from east to west.

I can name all 50 states but putting them on a map, I likely would make a few errors, especially with mid-west. I can also label most of France and I would do pretty well with some of the Caribbean islands, but I would have some trouble with Africa, I admit. And some of Asia as well.

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At least they got the province right.  We had a tourist campaign running in our state for a year or so -  "The Other Washington"

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I'm surprised at how many could locate Arkansas, and spell it.

Sugar Bear wrote:

And how many times on Jeopardy have I heard people say Toronto for the capital of Canada?

But we all know Toronto's mayor Smiling

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