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Geography Quiz!


(Need for a quiz here was pointed out by a reader)

First commenter with 3 correct answers will win one of these.

1. What is the world’s largest island in a body of fresh water?

2. Name the states that share a boundary with Rhode Island. No peeking!

3. This I borrowed from Click and Clack’s Puzzler. I only heard it just before they gave the answer and I guessed wrong. If you heard the answer on the radio, please disqualify yourself.

You are in a city in the USA. You travel due north until you arrive in the next state, which is state X. You return to the city. Then you travel due west until you arrive in the next state. It is again state X. You return to the city. Then you travel due south until you arrive in the next state. State X again. You return to the city. Then you travel due east until you arrive in the next state and yet again reach state X. The first state boundary you reach whether you travel North, West, South or East is the same state. Where are you?

Contest: What do you do with Map Tacks?


To enter the contest just post a comment telling what you do or want to do with map tacks.

Two winners will be chosen:

Winner #1 will be chosen from entries that include the obvious: “Stick them into a Map.”  You may want to describe what the tacks represent, the intended audience of the display, or the good things that happen when people look at your map.

Winner #2 will be chosen from entries, the stranger the better, that have nothing to do with inserting tacks into a map. (Family friendly, please)

The prizes: This attractive, up to date Rand McNally Laminated World Map.

The winners will be selected when 25 comments on this post have been published.  Comments will be published and prizes awarded at the sole discretion of the owner of this site.  The winner will be notified by email. Contest is open only to residents of the United States and void where prohibited.

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