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Do you know your capitals?

  1. Aug 7, 2007 #1

    G01

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    See if you guys (from the states anyway) know your state capitals as well as you think. Here's the catch, do you know where they are in the state??

    http://www.addictinggames.com/50statecapitals.html

    My score:

    66%
    Avg. Error 30miles
    296sec
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2007 #2

    chroot

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    You really did that on your first pass?

    My first pass:

    44%, Average Error: 166 miles, 278 seconds.

    - Warren
     
  4. Aug 7, 2007 #3
    Sad, 6%

    Error 554 miles

    252 secs
     
  5. Aug 7, 2007 #4
    I'm surprised I did so well since I didn't even recognize a lot of the names of the cities or know exactly where certain states are. Luckily some states are so small it was easy to get 'close enough'. I got 20% (10/50) in 411 sec & my avg error was 333mi. Not bad for a Canadian. :tongue: I doubt that very many Americans could get 10/13 Canadian provinces/territories. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Aug 7, 2007 #5

    Kurdt

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    10% avg error 741 miles. :rofl: i'm from the UK thats my excuse.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2007 #6

    BobG

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    44%, 133 miles.

    I would have done better than that when I was in fifth grade. Of course, I dropped the star once which gave me about a 2000 mile error in one shot (I put Boston somewhere in Western Canada).
     
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  8. Aug 7, 2007 #7
    yeah but i doubt very many people would know what the heptarchy is.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2007 #8

    Danger

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    Well, that was embarrassing. :grumpy:
     
  10. Aug 7, 2007 #9

    Kurdt

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    I doubt most British people will since its ancient history. Naming the counties would be comparable.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2007 #10

    Moonbear

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    Oy...though I lost a few points up in the Northeast even knowing where they belonged because it got so cluttered, I couldn't even see where the states were once a few stars were placed. I'm pretty hopeless with western square states. :tongue:

    24%
    Average error 220 mi
    12 perfect out of 50. :yuck:
     
  12. Aug 7, 2007 #11
    30%
    average distance error 91 miles
    time, forever
    15 perfect.

    Alaska Blew my distance mileage, your mileage may vary.:smile:
     
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    I gave up when my average error got up past 2000 miles.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2007 #13
    Capitals complement the lower case, and capitols house ill repute.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2007 #14

    G01

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    That was my second attempt, sorry! I forgot to mention that. Yeah First attempt I was somewhere around 40% and 165 miles of error. (I'm learning, at least!)

    Here's another one for placing the states themselves:

    http://www.addictinggames.com/50states.html

    On this one, my first score is: 92%, Error 14 miles 254s
    This one was a little bit easier.
     
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  16. Aug 7, 2007 #15

    Moonbear

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    Yeah, easier if they don't give you states like Kansas first! :grumpy: The first few that had to just go *somewhere* in the middle are what threw off the rest of the score.
    88.23% 27 mi average error
     
  17. Aug 8, 2007 #16

    Chi Meson

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    70%
    Average Error 79 miles
    352 seconds

    First try. (and that was with a stupid mistake of confusing Columbus with Columbia)

    What do I get?

    I PROMISE that I didn't even glance at the huge map of the US that is right in front of my computer screen.

    Edit: I meant behind the computer screed, on the wall, and the names of cities are so small I had lean forward and squint to read them. I mean I would have had to, if I did, but I didn't. Except for Oklahoma City, which is written larger than most and is right in my line of sight whenever I glance up. But I knew that one anyway. Can we call it a "D"?
     
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  18. Aug 8, 2007 #17

    jtbell

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    86%, 8 miles, 591 seconds.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2007 #18

    Mk

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    I think that was kind of dumb. I know all my capitals but I just don't know the exact geographical location inside each state. Jeez.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2007 #19

    Gokul43201

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    20 perfect; avg. 124 miles. (JT is God!)
     
  21. Aug 8, 2007 #20

    George Jones

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    22%; 253 miles.
     
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