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    OK lets test your knowledge of Geography

    No cheating, used your personal knowledge, don't use the internet.

    Name six state capitals west of Los Angeles.

    I'll start you off with two.

    Juno, Alaska
    Honolulu, Hi
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    Sacramento, Salem, Olympia, and Carson City.

    And it's Juneau instead of Juno.
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    Good job Vaughn,
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    I guess if you go far enough west, you come back around and could name all 50 ?

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    Don I thought this was going to be a real geography test.

    Like how many countrys are there in Africa.

    I have had so many people say to me " Awe you from Africa .......I reply "Yes, South Africa" then the next comment goes something, "Well i have a (substistute) "family member" in the Peace Corps in Africa. Do you know him? His name is (whatever name you can think of). He wrote to us the other day and told us how he was" Well a let me see now there was Luigi, and Michael and Paul and mmmmhhhh not sure i knew your (substitute family member and name)

    But then i have also been down in Atlanta Georgia and asked at hotel check in whether Canada is in Europe or Asia when the system has asked the operator to put the country in alongside your name.

    On a business trip to New York being stuck at the airport we ended up at one of the local eating establishments. For a little fun, we asked the server if they knew what the name of the largest neighboring country to the North was. I can tell you we never got the answer correctly repeated even when we suggested might it be Canada.

    So i guess my suggestion is before we start with cities why not lets get a perspective of the globe. After all its a Global Village today and it might help if the young uns (since this is a family friendly forum) knew that the world is not flat anymore and there are other countries out there and that Stu is on the other side of the world and that Toni is not in outer space. And whilst it might seem like it some days China is not the 51st state of the union.

    Just funning you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    ... " Awe you from Africa .......I reply "Yes, South Africa" ...
    An acquaintance in Florida was born and raised in South Africa. He immigrated to the US when he was still a young man and has lived here for a few decades. He rightfully refers to himself as an African-American and is as Caucasian as anyone can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    An acquaintance in Florida was born and raised in South Africa. He immigrated to the US when he was still a young man and has lived here for a few decades. He rightfully refers to himself as an African-American and is as Caucasian as anyone can be.
    That's funny -- a year ago I met a minister from Ohio who has the same background. He gets a kick out of telling that story.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Don I thought this was going to be a real geography test.

    Like how many countrys are there in Africa.

    I have had so many people say to me " Awe you from Africa .......I reply "Yes, South Africa" then the next comment goes something, "Well i have a (substistute) "family member" in the Peace Corps in Africa. Do you know him?
    ....
    For a little fun, we asked the server if they knew what the name of the largest neighboring country to the North was. I can tell you we never got the answer correctly repeated even when we suggested might it be Canada.
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    Just funning you.

    Here, you want to learn something cool about Geography? I found this like the other day: Just how big is Antarctica.

    As for the Canada thing... I remember back in the early 80s meeting a girl from Minnesota. She had no idea what Manitoba was... Umm, it's the province directly north of your border! (and yes, I know Ontario is also north of the eastern half of Minnesota)

    Of course even Canadians have been known to get this trivia question wrong: "What is the nearest country located directly south of Detroit?
    (and no, it isn't Mexico )

    And to be fair, it isn't just folks in the US. Years ago when I lived in Hamilton I knew a lady who was having friends visit from Europe who wanted to be sure and visit Algonquin park... not quite grasping the fact that Algonquin park is a 4hr drive North... But then lots of folks in Europe don't quite grasp the distances involved in getting around Canada and the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    An acquaintance in Florida was born and raised in South Africa. He immigrated to the US when he was still a young man and has lived here for a few decades. He rightfully refers to himself as an African-American and is as Caucasian as anyone can be.
    At the risk of getting dinged for being political... I hate the term African-American or Mexican-American or Latin-American (Unless they actually live in Latin America) or any other-American label.

    You friend is an American of South African descent (and if he's caucasian very likely of Dutch descent-but not necessarily).

    Using this premise of labeling people - I would have to be a Heinz-American since I'm descendant of the Irish, German, Scott, English, Cherokee, Choctaw, and who knows what else.... parts of my family landed in the Carolinas/Virginia area around 1628 ...

    Rob,
    You are right... it's getting very scary when you realize that either they are not being taught or they are not learning about our world. Even my son who is a genius on the computer and can find any information he wants, is not knowledgeable in geography.

    While I can't name every capital in the US, I probably do know most of them (a few I might mix up with major cities by most I know) and same with capitals of the countries around the world... I know most of them or at least the major shipping ports of the countries. I've begun to lose them now, but I could even tell you the airport codes for about 75% of the major airports around the world from memory...

    We are failing our students by not teaching them simple geography and history.
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