Tuesday, September 26, 2006

True or False


I'm using a book called:





This is from page 37:



1. The driest place in the U.S. is Mount Waialeale on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

2. St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S.

3. No U.S. cities have the same name as any state.

4. The northernmost point of the lower 48 states is in Maine

5. A pipeline brings oil 800 mi (1,280 km) from oil fields in northern Alaska to the port of Valdez.

6. A state park in Georgia consists of half a million acres of swamp (2,000 sq km), the Okefenokee Swamp Park.

7. The letters Q, X and Z do not appear in the name of any U.S. state.

8. The northernmost U.S. state capital is Juneau, Alaska.

9. The only active diamond mine in the U.S. is in Arkansas.

10. With an area of just 1,214 sq mi (1,953.7 sq km) Rhode Island is not only just the smallest state; it is also smaller than any country in Europe.


I’m going to look up and post the answers next time I post

5 comments:

Tito said...

Mt. Waialeale is on my home island of Kauai, the Garden Isle!

Mahalo nui loa,

Tito

Ike said...

If it is green it can't be the driest place in the U.S.!

Thanks for the help tito.

Ike

GeoGuy said...

What about Nebraska and New York?

electroblogster said...

OK time for answers!

electroblogster said...

Here is our best guess at themapguy's home: (no research involved - not even a peek at the internet - so we could be wrong)

1. The driest place in the U.S. is Mount Waialeale on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
False - we kind of think it's probably the WETTEST!

2. St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S.
True - Themapguy's dad has been there and thinks he remembers reading something like this on a sign.

3. No U.S. cities have the same name as any state.
False - New York, New York for example!

4. The northernmost point of the lower 48 states is in Maine
True

5. A pipeline brings oil 800 mi (1,280 km) from oil fields in northern Alaska to the port of Valdez.
True -

6. A state park in Georgia consists of half a million acres of swamp (2,000 sq km), the Okefenokee Swamp Park.
True - or is that in Florida? - or both?

7. The letters Q, X and Z do not appear in the name of any U.S. state.
False - there's at least 3 all in a group: Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

8. The northernmost U.S. state capital is Juneau, Alaska.
True

9. The only active diamond mine in the U.S. is in Arkansas.
Debate lingers - isn't there one in Montana or something too?

10. With an area of just 1,214 sq mi (1,953.7 sq km) Rhode Island is not only just the smallest state; it is also smaller than any country in Europe.
False - let's see there's Vatican City, Liechenstien, Luxemborg, and Andorra just to name a few peanutstates.