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    The states of the States

    The following questions are not difficult, especially if you have a map in front of you. So the real question is how many can you answer without using a map or any other reference material.

    For those of you that are struggling with any of the answers, I will post them at the weekend.

    These questions came from Jim Loy's website (If you've never seen this site it's worth a visit)

    1/ Which is the largest state?
    2/ Which is the smallest state?
    3/ Which state is the farthest north?
    4/ Which state of the contiguous (connected) 48 states is farthest north?
    5/ Which state is farthest south?
    6/ Which state of the contiguous 48 states is farthest south?
    7/ Which state is farthest west?
    8/ Which state of the contiguous 48 states is farthest west?
    9/ Which state is farthest east?
    10/ Which state of the contiguous 48 states is farthest east?
    11/ How many states contact the St. Lawrence River (border on or have it run through them)?
    12/ In what state is the Grand Canyon?
    13/ Which state is closest to Bermuda?
    14/ Which state or states (besides Alaska and Hawaii) borders the fewest number of other states?
    15/ Which state or states borders the greatest number of other states?
    16/ What four states touch at one point?
    17/ Which of the Great Lakes is entirely within the USA?
    and finally, a question taken from an episode of Friends
    18/ Name the 50 states.

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    Re: The states of the States

    Okay.. I'll give this a shot from North of the Border <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>
    1. Alaska
    2. Hawaii
    3. Alaska
    4. Washington??
    5. Texas
    6. Texas
    7. Hawaii
    8. Washington
    9. (Don't know my Eastern States too well)
    10. See 9 <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    11. Just a guess - 9
    12. Arizona
    13. Florida
    14. Arizona, Nevada
    15. Rhode Island
    16. Utah, Nevada, ....., ........
    17. Lake Michigan
    18. Forget it! But I'll give ya the 10 Provinces and 3 Territories of Canada if you wish <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>.</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: The states of the States

    Well Chris thats 5 1/4 right.
    I managed 6. Coming from the other side of the pond, if the questions were on the English counties I would not have done much better (might have done even worse) <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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    Re: The states of the States

    5 1/4 eh? Not bad <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. Now I'll grab an atlas, and see where I was wrong.
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    Re: The states of the States

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>1)Alaska
    2)Rhode Island
    3)Alaska
    4)Maine
    5)Hawaii
    6)Florida
    7)Hawaii
    8)California
    9)Maine
    10)Maine
    11)Toughie!! - 4
    12)Arizona
    13)Another toughie! - North Carolina?
    14)Maine borders one, Florida and Washington State border two.
    15)Tenessee?
    16)The 4 Corners (Utah, NM, AZ, CO)
    17)Lake Michigan
    18)Idid this off-screen and got 49 - forgot Deleware!</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: The states of the States

    Well done, 12 1/2 (or 11 1/2 depending on how 1 particular question is interpreted)

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    Re: The states of the States

    Well, I just couldn't stand it. So, I clicked over to the site that you suggested to see what I missed.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>#9. What a trickie that turned out to be. I'd be surprised if anyone got that one correct, including people from the state!

    As most of us grow up looking at flat maps (rather than globes), I'd bet most people from the states would choose California as the western most state (in the 48) and Maine as the eastern most. I know Minnesota never crossed my mind.</font color=yellow></span hi>

    Cool quiz, thought I nailed it! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: The states of the States - The answers

    OK posted a bit earlier than I said I would, but the answers are:

    <table border=1><td align=right valign=bottom>1</td><td valign=bottom>Largest state</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Alaska</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>2</td><td valign=bottom>Smallest state</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Rhode Island</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>3</td><td valign=bottom>Farthest north</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Alaska</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>4</td><td valign=bottom>Contiguous 48 states farthest north</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Minnesota</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>5</td><td valign=bottom>Farthest south</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Hawaii</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>6</td><td valign=bottom>Contiguous 48 states farthest south</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Florida</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>7</td><td valign=bottom>Farthest west</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Alaska</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>8</td><td valign=bottom>Contiguous 48 states farthest west</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Washington </font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>9</td><td valign=bottom>Farthest east</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Alaska or Maine - see below</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>10</td><td valign=bottom>Contiguous 48 states farthest east</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Maine</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>11</td><td valign=bottom>St. Lawrence River</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>One, New York</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>12</td><td valign=bottom>Grand Canyon</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Arizona </font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>13</td><td valign=bottom>Closest to Bermuda</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>North Carolina</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>14</td><td valign=bottom>Borders the fewest number of other states</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Maine touches 1 other state</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>15</td><td valign=bottom>Borders the greatest number of other states</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Missouri and Tennessee border 8 states</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>16</td><td valign=bottom>Four states touch at one point</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>17</td><td valign=bottom>Great Lakes entirely within the USA</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Lake Michigan</font color=yellow></span hi></td><td align=right valign=bottom>18</td><td valign=bottom>Name the 50 states</td><td valign=bottom><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Buy an atlas</font color=yellow></span hi> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15></td></table>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Maine is the farthest you can go east on the Atlantic coast, but the Aleutian Islands of Alaska cross the 180th Longitude. Therefore as part of Alaska is in the eastern hemisphere does it make it farther east than any part of the western hemisphere? So the answer could be Maine or Alaska depending on how the question is interpreted.</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: The states of the States

    Funny that Deleware was the last state on your list of fifty...it was the ONE state I had forgotten entirely. And on Q4, take a look at a globe instead of a flat map and try again... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: The states of the States

    Re Q4: I didn't use a map. Just my brain.

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    Re: The states of the States

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>I also picked Maine as the northern most state among the 48 and then verified it by looking at an on-line map. Not until I looked closely at the latitude lines on another map was I able to see that the correct answer was Minnesota. Had I verified the info using a globe, it would have been clearer from the onset (as globes seem to give a better picture of position in relation to the latitudes and longitudes). In any event, I wasn't questioning the use of your brain. I don't even know you! </font color=yellow></span hi>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>When in doubt, assume positive intent.</font color=yellow></span hi> <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: The states of the States

    I can't read your last reply; it's yellowed out.
    On Q4, if it's not Maine, what's the right answer?
    Plus, I only got 48 states. Which two did I miss?

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    Re: The states of the States

    FYI - to read the yellowed text, drag your mouse cursor over it to highlight it and all will be revealed. It's done with a simple tag, <!t>[hide]<!/t>, found on the 1-Click TagPanel. It was made specifically for this puzzles board so the answers wouldn't spoil everyone else's fun.
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    Re: The states of the States

    OK, I finally figured out how to read your reply. Actually I got a clue from another lounger.
    You misunderstood my comment about just using my brain. I only meant that I didn't look at a map or anything else when answering the questions, because in my mind that would have been cheating. I didn't assume you were making any type of derogatory remark. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: The states of the States

    1/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Texas</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Rhode Island</font color=yellow></span hi>
    3/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Alaska</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Maine</font color=yellow></span hi>
    5/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Florida</font color=yellow></span hi>
    6/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Florida</font color=yellow></span hi>
    7/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Hawaii</font color=yellow></span hi>
    8/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Washington</font color=yellow></span hi>
    9/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Maine</font color=yellow></span hi>
    10/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Maine </font color=yellow></span hi>
    11/ don't know
    12/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Arizona </font color=yellow></span hi>
    13/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>North Carolina</font color=yellow></span hi>
    14/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Maine</font color=yellow></span hi>
    15/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Texas</font color=yellow></span hi>
    16/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico</font color=yellow></span hi>
    17/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Michigan</font color=yellow></span hi>
    18/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Delaware</font color=yellow></span hi>

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