On a rotating globe, there is an absolute north and south, but no absolute east or west. When you go far enough north, at some point, you'll have no choice but going south - but you can always go further east or west.
Again, take this example: if the international date line went through Kansas city, or somewhere else in the middle of the US - would New York suddenly be on the West Coast, and LA on the East Coast? Of course not! The positions of the coasts relative to the country do not change depending on where the international date line happens to be!
It's one feature of a rotating globe, that while it has an absolute north and an absolute south, it doesn't have an absolute east or an absolute west. I don't make the rules.
I'll send you money to buy a globe - you can consider it a late birthday gift!
Because if we were to go on technicality, then this quiz wouldn’t even exist or only Alaska would be the correct answer because “technically” all the other 49 states lie in the Western Hemisphere so “technically” there is no Easternmost state.
“Easternmost is obviously relative to the rest of the country”....This definition of East is what has been used for the quiz.
But then just to include Alaska on a technicality, different parameters are used to define East.
When you're on mainland Alaska, the Aleutians are West of you, not East, even if they are in the Eastern hempishere. The international date line is not a wall.
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