11-10-2013 American Geography Trivia Quiz Answers   3 comments

It’s time for you to discover just how much you really know about these United States of ours.  While the questions were moderately difficult, they were answerable with a little thought and a basic knowledge of the country (in my opinion).  The answers are as follows:

1.  Florida and South Dakota.

2.  Hilo, on the big Island of Hawaii. It’s at 19° 42 N; Mexico City is at 19° 25 N.

3.  Hell’s Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Snake River, which reaches a depth of 7900 feet.

4.  I-10, I-80, and I-90.

5.  Eight.

6.  Hartford, Connecticut; Dover, Delaware; Boston, Massachusetts; and Richmond Virginia.

7.  Juneau, Alaska. It covers an area of 3,108 square miles. Rhode Island covers 1214 square miles.

8.  New Orleans

9.  13: The entire states of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska; and parts of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

10. Boonesborough.

Lets end last week and begin the new week with a few laughs.  As you all know I’m a sucker for limericks.  I’ve made a point of collecting as many of them as possible, both funny and filthy.   Some I’ll forward along but even for the likes of me the language on some others is a little rough.

I thought today I would send a few your way written by children.  I was amazed by their creativity and the complexity of their work.

There was a young girl called Miss Muffet
Who sat down one day on a tuffet,
She’d sooner have had
A chair, I might add,
But sometimes you just have to rough it.

Two brothers called Reggie and Fred
Chased a fierce-looking wasp from their bed;
Said Fred: “It’s gone. How?”
Said Reg: “Don’t look now . . .
”But it’s sitting on top of your head!”

There was an old prophet called Jonah
who said sailing a ship from Ancona;
One day, in a gale,
He was ate by a whale,
and sicked up on the beach in a coma.

A jolly old fellow in red
Set his reindeer on full-speed ahead;
And all in one night,
Much faster than light,
Left presents round everyone’s bed!

There’s a witch in our village called Joyce
Who is cursed with a hideous voice;
But, please, don’t assume
She rides round on a broom,
She’s rich, and she drives a Rolls-Royce!

They’re well on their way to becoming the next generation who will eventually write all those dirty little ones I love so much.  Don’t you just love tradition?  I can’t end this posting until I give you one little off-color limerick to jump-start your day.

There was a young man named McBride,
who could fart anytime that he tried;
In a contest he blew
Seven thousand and two,
But then shit and was disqualified!

Have a great day!  For those of you in Israel, I hope you scored higher than you anticipated. Remember those bonus points I  mentioned.

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3 responses to “11-10-2013 American Geography Trivia Quiz Answers

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  1. Well, 4/10. I’d dumbly thought LA was the largest metro area; sure feels that way when you’re lost there.
    I’ll claim my bonus point for being an hour’s drive from the lowest point on the planet. It really does feel there like you’re looking up out of a hole. Hilo I knew. We’re at 30 N, 32 East +/- here, and I often check where that latitude would put my in the Untied Snakes (sp?) Thanks for the fun, and keep it up.
    I do have 20 or so limericks I crafted somewhere in the Archives here. if i find ’em, I’ll link/JS

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