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US States Connect by Proximity

Start with Maine. Then guess its next closest non-neighbouring, not-already-guessed state. Then guess that states' next closest non-neighbouring, not-already-guessed state.
Proximity means the shortest distance between two states (not distance between geographical centres). Distance can be measured over water.
Quiz by pbeler1
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Last updated: June 16, 2023
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First submittedMarch 15, 2023
Times taken1,880
Average score64.0%
Rating4.46
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State
Maine
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Connecticut
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
Vermont
Pennsylvania
Virginia
State
Delaware
West Virginia
Tennessee
Illinois
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
Montana
Washington
California
State
Utah
Oregon
Wyoming
Kansas
Texas
Colorado
Idaho
South Dakota
Missouri
Mississippi
State
Florida
South Carolina
Kentucky
Arkansas
Alabama
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Iowa
Indiana
Wisconsin
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Ohio
Maryland
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nevada
New Mexico
Georgia
Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii
16 Comments
+3
Level 70
Jun 15, 2023
Great idea and a great quiz! Definitely deserves a feature.

I would definitely recommend increasing the timer, perhaps even doubling it. Even moving at a steady clip, I barely had enough time to squeeze all 50 in.

There's also two typos in the quiz description. There's an extraneous "s" in "state's", and the final word presumably should be "state" instead of "country".

Thanks for the quiz, hope you get featured!

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Level 61
Jun 15, 2023
Thanks for the help! I've increased the time limit to 6:00 - I'm not sure how I settled on the previous time, but it definitely wasn't enough.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2023
Great quiz, but too little time
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Level 66
Jun 15, 2023
great guiz. please increase the timer. even if i know the answers i dont have the time :P
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Level 71
Jun 15, 2023
Not enough time
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Level 69
Jun 15, 2023
not enough time
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Level 64
Jun 15, 2023
Good quiz! But not enough time to complete it :(
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Level 91
Jun 15, 2023
Nowhere near enough time.
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Level 84
Jun 15, 2023
Like the concept, a lot. The time limit is BRUTAL and really hurts the quiz. Will nom if it increases enough to make a difference.
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2023
I've increased the time limit to 6:00. If people still feel it's too challenging I will increase again.
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Level 85
Jun 15, 2023
The difference between the distance from Connecticut to New Hampshire and the distance from Connecticut to Vermont must be subtle, right? It must come down to the two long east-west portions of Massachusetts's border not being precisely parallel.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2023
Very enjoyable thank you. I ran out of road after North Dakota and the clock caught up with me.
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2023
so so original and fun!! excellent!
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2023
Nominated! 6:00 is great time limit - challenging, but do-able. (Didn't get it on my first 2 attempts, but it didn't frustrate me enough to make me quit, and I finally got it on the 3rd try.) Really fun!!
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Level 85
Mar 25, 2024
How is Rhode Island the answer for New York and not Ohio? Ohio is 57 miles from New York, while Rhode Island is 180 miles from New York.
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Level 61
Mar 25, 2024
The Rhode Island / New York distance is measured from the very end of Long Island. The distance between Long Island, NY and Block Island, RI is only 14 miles. Even if you exclude Block Island, Long Island is only 16 miles away from the Rhode Island mainland.