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Old 05-05-05, 02:25 PM   #1
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Can you pass the 3rd Grade?

Hopefully not a repost. East coast always gives me trouble. Stupid little states.

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Old 05-05-05, 02:55 PM   #2
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i finally passed....won't tell you how many tries though.
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I am just wondering how many start with their home state, out from there... or if anyone actually went in alphabetic order.
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Old 05-05-05, 04:02 PM   #4
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Biggest problem with this was trying to click the little states.

Couldn't find Alaska and Hawaii.
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Old 05-05-05, 04:45 PM   #5
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I'm not sure. What are they riding? And, are we doing hill work?
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Old 05-05-05, 07:17 PM   #6
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Nope...my gf passed this one a while ago though. 3 trys.
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Old 05-05-05, 07:29 PM   #7
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You know waht? fine! the test is STUPID anyway!

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Old 05-05-05, 07:52 PM   #8
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Ha I passed it the first time. That was simple. I will admit to a few X's. For some reason I couldn't aim Delaware correctly. Saved that one till last. I just started on the right side of the list and worked over to the left.
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passed second try.... wooohoooo i rock
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Old 05-05-05, 08:15 PM   #10
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well i mixed up new mexico and arizona.....and for the life of me couldnt find mississippi..............but at least i can still remember how to spell it
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Passed first try.
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My hubby passed first try...no x's, with half the time left. What a guy. He said...that's why I earn the money and you stay home (joking of course).

Yowza...guess who's NOT getting any tonight!!!!!
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Got it on the second try. And I'm not even American...
A couple of red Xs along the way, though, mainly on the central Midwestern states.
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Old 05-06-05, 12:23 AM   #14
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I am just wondering how many start with their home state, out from there... or if anyone actually went in alphabetic order.
I went alphabetical and got them on the first try. I had time left
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Got it on the second try. And I'm not even American...
A couple of red Xs along the way, though, mainly on the central Midwestern states.
do you travel to the states a lot? study this in school? look them up yourself? curious on how you know the states so well...
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The closest I've ever been to the US was in Caherciveen in Co. Kerry in Ireland!

I think we studied it in 7th grade or something.

It's funny, a lot of people over here feel that Americans are stupid or uneducated because they don't know most of the nations in Europe or sometimes mix a few of them up (Sweden - Switzerland is common).
I usually ask them if they know all US states - very few do.
Looking at it strictly geographically, US states are roughly equivalent to European nations. Similar in sizes and number. If they can't do that, why should Americans have to be able to name and place all European nations...
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Wow I needed a bit more time....had I known!

Now that I'm in CO, at least I know the four corners and utah!
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It's funny, a lot of people over here feel that Americans are stupid or uneducated because they don't know most of the nations in Europe or sometimes mix a few of them up (Sweden - Switzerland is common).
a lot of americans are undereducated on general knowledge. a lot of things just aren't taught well in public schools here as they are in other places. as such, i think it's fair to say that we tend to focus more on specializing on career education at the college or professional level. the foundation of basic knowledge is sort of weak here in the states. at least that's been my experience going through public schooling.
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I got the entire East & West coast correct. But the midwest is tough! After the 2nd try, I got it. It would be easier if there wasn't a timer.
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Why remember where all the states are when you know how to read a map? That is like remembering all the recipes when you know how to read a book.
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Why remember where all the states are when you know how to read a map? That is like remembering all the recipes when you know how to read a book.
I tried that argument with a history teacher once: why do I need to remember all this stuff, when it's already happened and I can look it up in a book?

He still gave me a C.
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We in Canada do not recognize the United States.
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We in Canada do not recognize the United States.
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