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U.S. Geography True or False #2

Can you guess whether these geographical statements are true or false?
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Last updated: October 8, 2021
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1. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory
True
False
2. There is a state that borders both Mexico and Canada
True
False
3. There is at least one state where people drive on the left
True
False
4. The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River
True
False
5. There is a real lake called Lake Winnebago
True
False
Lake Winnebago is the largest lake entirely within the state of Wisconsin
6. It's possible to drive from Missouri to Colorado and only pass through one other state
True
False
You have multiple choices! You could drive through Kansas, Nebraska, or Oklahoma.
7. There is an airport in the U.S. which is larger than the state of Rhode Island
True
False
Denver International Airport is an incredible 52.4 square miles in size. But Rhode Island is more than 20 times larger.
8. Based on average temperature, Minnesota is actually colder than Alaska
True
False
9. Orlando is on the coast
True
False
10. North Carolina is bigger than South Carolina
True
False
11. Texas is the largest state by area
True
False
Alaska is larger
12. A ship could travel via rivers, lakes, and canals all the way from New York to Los Angeles
True
False
The Continental Divide makes this impossible
13. Florida is the southernmost state
True
False
Hawaii is further South
14. The Rockies have a higher maximum elevation than the Appalachians
True
False
15. Corn (maize) is the #1 crop in the United States by value
True
False
53 Comments
+22
Level 77
Oct 10, 2021
kind of shocked that 27% thought that an airport might be bigger than Rhode Island
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Level 91
Oct 10, 2021
Right? The biggest airport I can think of is probably Denver's, but that's only about 50 sqmi, a far cry from Delaware's 1200+.
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Level 87
Oct 11, 2021
The little comments that appear after you've taken the quiz even said Rhode Island is about 20 times the size of DIA which is 52.4 square miles.
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2021
where did delaware come from
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Level 64
Nov 11, 2021
who knows
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Level 81
Sep 10, 2022
I swear Delaware’s not even a real state. I have never been there or met anyone who is from there, so it can’t possibly be real.
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Level ∞
Jul 29, 2023
Well, Joe Biden was born there in 1894, so there's that.
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Level 73
Jan 1, 2024
I was thinking that maybe those Air Force bases were classified as airports
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Level 83
Mar 10, 2024
As someone who doesn't live in the USA, all I know is that Rhode Island is very small and that some of your airports are insanely big.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2021
Anybody else get number 11 wrong? I didn't really think that one through :D
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Level 16
Oct 11, 2021
Not me
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Level 20
Nov 11, 2021
Same
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Level 20
Jan 22, 2024
i did too.
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Level 43
Apr 5, 2024
nah if you ever saw a map of North America. Your would see that alaska is way bigger.
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Level 92
Oct 11, 2021
I figured I'd do well on this, but surprised I aced it.
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Level 81
Oct 11, 2021
Panama Canal would get you from NY to LA, no?

Question doesn't say within the borders of the US.

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Level 75
Oct 11, 2021
No: you'd have to use oceans and seas for that route, but the question only allows rivers, lakes and canals :p
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Level 81
Sep 10, 2022
But honestly, isn’t the ocean just one really big lake?
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2022
but better yet what is life
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Level 38
Jan 2, 2024
Maybe life is the friends we make along the way
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Level 20
Jan 22, 2024
maybe life is overthinking life on jetpunk
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Level 79
Oct 14, 2021
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth, not a territory.
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2021
it literally is a U.S. territory and it frequently referred to as that by the government
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Level 43
Nov 18, 2021
Do I hear a Nitpicker of the Month award approaching?
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Level ∞
Jul 29, 2023
Pretty sure the Golden Nitpick™ can only go to people that are at least technically correct, but I'll leave it to Malbaby.
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Level 59
Apr 29, 2022
Ah you're right, you should use the correct term of colony.
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Level 64
Nov 11, 2021
I feel stupid reading #3 incorrectly and choosing True
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Level 89
Nov 11, 2021
With the continuing degradation of peoples driving ability it probably will become true someday.
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Level 49
May 25, 2022
In the U.S. Virgin Islands, I believe they used to if not still are driving on the left side of the roads. However it is obviously not a state.
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Level 39
Nov 11, 2021
#12 says false but a ship could go from new york to california via the panama canal. It did not say the ship needed to stay within the usa.
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2021
True, but the clue didn't give travel by ocean as an option.
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Level 60
Nov 11, 2021
How would you get from Los Angeles/New York to Panama canal using "rivers, lakes and canals"
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Level 70
Dec 31, 2023
Easily, Atlantic river, Caribbean lake, Panama Canal, pacific river
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Level 69
Nov 11, 2021
I take issue with #12. A ship could sail from NYC to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal.
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Level 34
Nov 11, 2021
Did you read the full sentence? It says via rivers, lakes, and canals. It doesn't include oceans.
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Level 87
Nov 11, 2021
Doesn't include oceans. Also, why is that the people who are talking ocean routes just list the Panama Canal? If ocean routes were allowed, you could also skip the Panama Canal and round South America. Or take the Arctic Ocean...Personally I'd just sail east and take the Suez route :)
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Level 43
Nov 11, 2021
bad quiz lol
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2021
What in your opinion makes this a bad quiz? And why are you laughing about it?
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2021
Just missed the one about Florida being most south, forgot about Hawaii
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2021
Number 6 is worded strangely. I thought you meant "that it was possible to drive through a single state in order to get from Missouri to Colorado" rather than the "Is there only 1 state you can drive through to go from Missouri to Colorado?" that you meant.
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Level 58
Nov 12, 2021
Your first interpretation was correct.
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Level 22
Nov 11, 2021
i finished it on 3:32 left
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Level 68
Nov 11, 2021
Got 100%, the Minnesota vs Alaska temperature one almost tripped me up though, that's one of those classic Jetpunk "seems just believable enough to maybe be true" questions.
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Level 44
Sep 14, 2022
bruh i clicked true on number 6 and it said i didnt
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Level 32
Mar 13, 2023
you can easily go from la to nyc if you go through the panama canal
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Level 57
Apr 5, 2023
Admitingly the ship question stumped me because the first thing I thought of was traveling via Panama Canal. However, with the way the question is worded it implies the ship can do ALL of those things; not just one of those things.
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Level 75
Jul 13, 2023
why did so many ppl think a damn airport is bigger than a state...
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Level 20
Aug 20, 2023
che quiz di merda
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Level 58
Oct 4, 2023
How do people think that Minnesota is colder than Alaska on average? I guess many of them just think that it's a trick question.
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Level 73
Jan 1, 2024
I thought that all States drove on the left...of the car
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Level 52
Jan 4, 2024
You need to clarify how one could get from New York to LA by ship. Yes it can be done but includes going through other countries. You'd travel south and through the panama canal and into the Pacific traveling north toward L.A. or even further south around Argentina and back north up the coast of South America. If the question only allows us to use the USA for travel, then the answer is no.
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Level 77
Mar 22, 2024
"A ship could travel via rivers, lakes, and canals all the way from New York to Los Angeles." The Pacific Ocean is not a river, a lake, or a canal, nor is the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 76
Jan 5, 2024
While a ship couldn't reach LA from NYC without oceans, it could reach Portland, OR: Hudson river, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Illinois and Michigan Canal, up the Mississippi-Missouri system up to Two Ocean pass and down the Columbia river basin from there (admittedly, it would have to be a very small ship).