Georges and I have now visited all four of the furthest-most points in the contiguous United States. Which prompts me to ask: Do you know what the furthest north, the furthest south, the furthest east and the furthest west points are in the Lower 48?
I didn’t until we began prepping for our Year on the Edges of America adventure. Treat yourself to a super-sized ice-cream sundae if you know all four; most people don’t.
Hint: The photo leading this blog post is from one of the furthermost points….
The mischievous in me has prompted the development of this fun U.S. geography test based on our perimeter travels so far this year. It’s a quick 12-question quiz with a maximum potential of 12 points.
The first four questions have to do with those four points I referenced above. The next eight questions reflect other facts we’ve learned on our travels so far this year. (All questions refer to the contiguous United States – e.g. excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
I’ll include the answers in my next blog post. In the meantime, feel free to try your hand answering these questions at home alone … or in the comments section below!
(Full disclosure: I would have flunked this quiz prior to taking this trip.)
What are the furthest north, south, east and west points. (Half point for each state you name correctly; full point for each state/place you name correctly. Maximum points available: Four.)
What is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement?
What state borders only one other state?
What country lies south of Detroit, Michigan?
Name a state where you can drive east to move from the Eastern time zone into the Central time zone?
What is the westernmost U.S. Atlantic seaport?
Every Texan knows the name of the river that separates the Lone Star state from Mexico, but what’s the name of the river that separates Minnesota from Canada?
From what National Park does water flow to three oceans – the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Arctic?
What is the geographic center of North America? (Half point for naming the correct state; full point for naming the correct city and state.)