Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Monday Quiz XXIII

States and Provinces

Maps in which the traditional but arbitrary convention of "North is up" has been done away with. For all five, the question is the same: what is the state or province?






Submit your answers in the comments!


karmasartre said...

1 / Maine. Ya caan't git thar from heyar.
2 / Nevada.
3 / Ohio.
4 / Ontario.
5 / Kentucky.

Cartophiliac said...

1. Maine
2. Nevada
3. Ohio
4. Ontario
5. North Carolina

Elizabeth said...

Your random maps will make my answers even more so. Do you give out upside-down exclamation points for having absolutely no answers right at all?

1. West Virginia
2. Nevada
3. Ohio
4. Ontario
5. Connecticut

Maps ... why did it have to be maps?

La Gringissima said...

North Carolina

CPM said...


. . . . I got nothing. No guesses.

mrs.5000 said...

1 I think that's Maine, looking dazed after a sudden fall from a ladder.
2 Nevada
3 Ohio. Hey, didn't we live in the little purple spot when I was a kid?
4 Oh, jeez. Labrador?
5 Um, North Carolina.

Rebel said...

2 is Nevada

The county lines are messin' with my brain!

Critical Bill said...

1. Massachusetts
2. Nevada
3. Illinois
4. Nova Scotia
5. One of the Carolinas

I hate it when the Monday quiz makes me feel stupid.

jovaliquilts said...

How bad at this am I if even the other comments don't help?
1. I didn't know, but I saw someone said Maine and I agree.
2. Nevada (easy)
3. Ohio (saw that map way too often during the primaries)
4. No idea, so I figure it's a province
5. A coastal state, but I don't know which one.

What ever made you think of this?

boo said...

1. I thought this was a province but I read a few comments and now I see Maine. So this one I have to pass on.
2. Nevada
3. Ohio
4. Province I do not know.
5. It reminds me of Tennessee for some reason, but that could be Kentucky. I get them confused. I'm betting it's neither.

Karin said...

#2 is Nevada.

I need a nap now.

Michael5000 said...

....and the answers are:

1. Maine, maybe 150 degrees counterclockwise.
2. Nevada, around 135 degrees clockwise.
3. Ohio, 90 degrees clockwise.
4. Ontario. around 90 degrees counterclockwise.
5. North Carolina, maybe 105 degrees counterclockwise.

Michael5000 said...

And today's winners, with perfect scores, are Cartophiliac and la gringissima. Which is an amazing coincidence, since the two of them live in the same town.

La gringissima is, I am pretty sure, the same person who won the TQ Silver Star last week, and it appears that cpm is some other person entirely. So I've got that straightened out.

It is the second MQ Exclamation Point for both Cartophiliac and for la gringissima. Huzzah!

Michael5000 said...

@Elizabeth: Sometimes, it just has to be maps. Sometimes it has to be art, and sometimes it has to be maps.

@Rebel: The county lines are messin' with MY brain, too, but in a different way.

@jovaliquilts: technically, you aren't really supposed to check other people's answers. I know that's hard though.

What made me think of this? Well, this one was kind of an experiment; I was curious to see if rotating the states would make them hard to identify. It did! The best testimony to that is the ten or so regulars who didn't show today. The second best testimony is that the Quiz made Karin need a nap.

Thanks for playing, everybody!