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merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

January 17, 2007
10:35 PM

Post #3094590

Not exactly a game but I guess it depends on your attitude (lol). I consider myself fairly intelligent (average any way) but guess I do not pass 3rd grade. Had no idea I had forgot so much!
http://www.pibmug.com/files/map_test.swf

This message was edited Jan 17, 2007 5:36 PM
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2007
7:03 PM

Post #3100685

LOL...This was fun...the school bus is gonna pick me up...I did make it to the 6th grade tho...gotta try it again!!!Can't get out of the 6th grade after 3 tries!!!Next!!!
Maria
Rehoboth, MA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2007
9:42 PM

Post #3101220

tell you something I most certainly knoq where my state is, lol I either did not put it in the right spott or the don't know, I got exed out on every small state
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

January 19, 2007
9:56 PM

Post #3101267

So glad I won't be alone on the bus. lol. Those little states really set me back too.
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2007
10:03 PM

Post #3101295

I can't wait till my friend brings her grandkids over tonight...Ones 9 the other is 12...I'll let you know how they scored!!!I did mine again still can't get passed 6th grade...LOL...Betcha the school bus is gonna be crowed!!!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 19, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #3101308

I found the problem. If you don't put the end of the red arrow directly on the state you will get X'd out. It happened to me a couple of times even though I knew I had the correct state. I was so bad at aiming the arrow the first time I did it that I didn't get past the 3rd grade!

Marilyn
pins2006
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2007
5:46 PM

Post #3103637

How many do you have to pass before you pass 3rd grade? I got 40/48, but I also got 3 X's for fumbling around with the names before I even got to the map. I also put 2 in the wrong place, but then corrected them.

The funny thing is that I TAUGHT 3rd grade many years ago. lol

Carmen
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

January 20, 2007
7:44 PM

Post #3103941

I'll admit I'm still working on it myself. I refuse to look at a map LOL. You have to get all of them to "pass".
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2007
2:22 AM

Post #3105052

Start up a WA...that might help...
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

January 22, 2007
8:47 PM

Post #3111328

It took me two tries but I got them all. Gotta test my husband!
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

January 22, 2007
9:38 PM

Post #3111501

good job!
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2007
4:22 PM

Post #3191969

I never did get them all...Still trying tho!!!
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 15, 2007
10:02 PM

Post #3193243

I kinda gave up there for a while but I'll give it another shot.
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2007
11:29 PM

Post #3202994

LOL...I give up!!!
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2007
6:16 PM

Post #3205406

I don't do well under timed test. Yes, that is it.
gliz
Tyrone, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2007
6:25 PM

Post #3205428

I didn't even realize it was timed --and I was just taking my time, la-di-da. I knew this would be humbling. I failed the eyesite test LOL
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2007
9:28 PM

Post #3205971

It's just toooooo much pressure, aaaaaaahhhh,
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #3206072

Okay I went and got a map. Had to do it for my own sanity. Got'em all, but not too sure I can do it without the map! My brain just don't remember like it used too. LOL
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



February 19, 2007
10:18 PM

Post #3206101

I get messed up in the Northeast with all those little states.
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2007
10:20 PM

Post #3206106

Yep Joan, those were my main problem too.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2007
10:30 PM

Post #3206131

44/48 on first try . . . messed up a bit in the midwest, and didn't realise it was timed until the bar was half-way along. Passed second time, but it's a rush!
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2007
11:10 PM

Post #3206255

Good job Resin! Put me to shame lol
Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2007
2:49 AM

Post #3216291

Wow Resin! 44 is great for someone from the UK.
I got all 48 on my first try!
IrisLover79
Westchester, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2007
6:51 AM

Post #3360858

Amazingly, I did okay with the Northeast. I have a problem with the big box states in the West... they all look the same! "Okay, now what state is this rectangle?!

~Kristy
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

April 6, 2007
10:25 AM

Post #3361426

It's kinda funny how we all see things depending on our location!
gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2007
5:25 PM

Post #3398747

My 5th grade teacher told me to remember that Vermont is shaped like a "V"
So I would know which one was Vermont - but couldn't remember if it was to the right or left of New Hampshire. I got around that by remembering that they were NOT in alphabetical order.

That's how I learned the order of Illinois & Indiana - only in this case they ARE in order.

How do I remember which is & which isn't?
Well... I figure the V for Vermont is a nifty way to tell which one is Vermont, so the alphabet thing ISN'T needed.

LOL!
I know... I'm strange.

Nancy

merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

April 16, 2007
7:58 PM

Post #3399239

Hi Nancy, Finding ways to recall is always good (not strange at all!) I had never thought of the V shape so it is very helpful to me. Heaven knows the older I get the more little "tricks" I need to remember stuff. thank you for sharing :)
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2007
6:22 PM

Post #3415945

Oh, my gosh, that was fun!

But I'm not going to graduate any time soon if
we rely on that test. LOL
mmock
Otsego, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2007
12:01 AM

Post #3662430

Took me 3 times...that was fun.
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 27, 2007
1:33 AM

Post #3662864

glad you had fun mmock, after cheating I was able to go back
WITHOUT the map and did retain it...there is hope for me yet!
mmock
Otsego, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2007
2:22 AM

Post #3663138

I didn't realize it was timed the first time I did it. Then when I was almost thru the 2nd time I realized that if I held down the mouse button and moved the state name it was a lot quicker and smoother. When I was a kid my mother made my brother and I write down all the states, then we had to learn all the capitals. This was always done during a thunderstorm, she was so afraid of them. We had to sit on the couch during every one. After I grew up I have lived in several different states and that has helped me know what was around what.
mmock
Otsego, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2007
2:27 AM

Post #3663161

oh Merigold, I lived in Iowa for 33 years, Des Moines and Humboldt.
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 27, 2007
12:08 PM

Post #3664235

Been here in Iowa about 20 years myself..originally a South Dakota girl. But we like it here and maybe I'll catch up to your 33 years!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2007
1:01 PM

Post #3664423

Isn't it funny how some of us retain the things we learned in school
and others (like myself) couldn't point out Vermont unless we were
given three guesses. Or four. LOL.

The states I've lived in or visited, no problem. Those with distinct
shapes or locations, dandy. But there are some areas I have zip
for knowledge of, and thus don't retain the information. Too much
gardening on the brain.

Fun trying, though. :-)
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 27, 2007
9:51 PM

Post #3666747

I think I need to do more traveling!!!

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