Scribble States

Submitted by: heaven23bx 9 years ago Games

Connect the dots, name the state.
Credits: Armor Games
There are 72 comments:
Female 44
i got 52% and iv never been outside of new zealand im still proud of my grade
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Male 81
i got 84 percent.... and im in 7th grade..... I Love the MUSIC though
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Female 89
that was interesting...
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Female 465
meh, I prefer the other state naming games... but I did like the standardised test format ^-^
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Male 178
hahaha yay, I got around 20/50 most of those were guessing.. although I got hawaii and texas from knowing what they look like ^__^
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Female 283
The only one I got was Michigan because I know it is shaped like a mitten. I should have paid attention in world geography. Lol.
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Female 144
Wow. I got 100%, but the most amusing part of this game was all the arguments it caused here...
So people think Americans should apologize for not caring about geography? I`d like to see what percentage of British children, let alone most of the people in the world, can name the capital of Nicaragua before saying that Americans suck at geography. And it`s not that we don`t care, but we share our continent with two other countries. From a local standpoint, it`s not exactly necessary for an American to know much more than that, just because we don`t come in contact with other countries as frequently as people in Europe do. The countries who scored better than us in geography have other countries all around them, all of which they should be able to name. All we`ve got around us is more states, and it`s more important to the US to learn about them rather than some random country in Europe, kay?
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Female 242
that poo was hard.. im so dumb. how sad.
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Male 137
I`ve been accused of a lot of negative things in this thread, none of which are true. The best comment was the fact that the US is introspective, belly button gazing.

Why is it that obsesive teaching of history and geography is so important in a culture that finds it so hard to control itself i.e. gun culture etc.

Re. Iraq and the wider world I know enough to get by but it seems that where ever I look there are US soldiers "fighting for peace".

I`ll leave this for you and can someone pass it on to Bush for me:

"FIGHTING FOR PEACE IS LIKE F**KING FOR VIRGINITY"

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Female 532
Thank you once more, manorrd!

Report me to the moderators, if you will, davymid, but I haven`t seen my posts deleted yet :-D

Oh, and btw...

Once you said something about swearing, count the number of swear words i said...

Lol you act like the little 13 yr olds all don`t know where babies come from and still do the "earmuffs" thing when their parents swear!

Jesus, man, most of the 13 yr olds on here swear more than I do!

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Male 3
Shepherd, We in the US value geography and history. Its important but I can see why you guys wouldnt like it since we kicked yer ass in the Revolution and the Brits just cant get over that even now. Yes we did have help from those pesky French but we paid em back by saving their ass in WWII.
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Male 2,372
[quote]On 10/16/2007 6:44:05 AM davymid wrote: ^^ Sunny, we might have differences of opinion on some things, but I really must insist you stop swearing. This site is PG13, and you have breached swear filter bypass regulations twice now (you also did it on the first comment page of the Voice of Bugs Bunny post).

You should care (like I do about the youngest IABers), because your posts will be deleted and you`re in very real danger of being temporarily banned..[/quote]
davymid:

Whereas your deep and heartfelt compassion for the frail and delicate sensitivities of this forum`s 13 year olds is admirable, leave the moderating of the rules to the moderators.

You are not a moderator, and it`s not your job to insist anything of other members, least of all issue banning warnings.

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Male 1,059
I never drew my home state better. ^^ I live in Texas.
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Male 1,059
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Female 124
yeah because no 13 year old has ever heard the F word before.
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Male 12,138
^^ Sunny, we might have differences of opinion on some things, but I really must insist you stop swearing. This site is PG13, and you have breached swear filter bypass regulations twice now (you also did it on the first comment page of the Voice of Bugs Bunny post).

You should care (like I do about the youngest IABers), because your posts will be deleted and you`re in very real danger of being temporarily banned...

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Female 94
i got a B 85
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Female 532
Thank you manorrd!
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Male 1,364
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Male 2,372
davymid...it`s just a game. There are tons of games out there just like this one (some have been posted here) where the shapes of world countries, or British counties, or the 22 French regions, or the Canadian provinces and territories or whatever the fück are used in games to help learn geography.

And what the hell does the $US vs. $CAD have to do with anything. The $CAD has been higher than the $US before, but the US economy kept moving up. The currency fluctuation has nothing to do with the American military spending it`s budget money in Iraq.

Your comment actually made YOU seem more obsessed than the Americans you sneer at.

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Female 532
Lol are you serious davymid?

You are, aren`t you?

Do me a favor... Go talk to somebody who cares.

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Male 12,138
Tut tut, shouldn`t swear sunnysongbrd. This is a 13+ website...
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Female 532
Jesus Christ, davymid, turn this simple, and amusing, game into a sociology lecture about how STUPID we Americans are and how much BETTER than us everybody else is.

You know why American kids can`t find Iraq on a map? For the same reason British kids can`t find Idaho on a map.

IT DOESN`T FÜCKING MATTER UNLESS YOU`RE A GEOGRAPHY MAJOR!

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Male 2,616
As for the people who know nothing about the world outside of the U.S., I just don`t care. As selfish or inward as it may sound, why should people know anything that doesn`t directly affect them. I can locate Iraq on a map, but my life would be approximately 0% different if I couldn`t, so who gives a poo?
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Female 1,398
Shepherd is obviously an idiot, and probably one of those people that can`t point out Iraq on a map.
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Male 1,371
lol @ f*ck this

half the states didn`t even look like themselves, rhode island was some weird pentagon and i have no idea what michigan or hawaii was xd

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Male 1,497
wait wait wait...
"I urge you to stop reciting insignificant state nicknames, and start teaching kids where Iraq is on a world map. If not, the US is going to be overtaken, and will end up the same as Russia (i.e. an ex-superpower)."

i didnt learn the nicknames or capitals... its just a game.. its not like we teach this to kids... hell... my schools didnt atleast...

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Female 1,426
It didn`t really register coloring in the circle.
Once I scribbled over practically the whole name and it still didn`t register. >-(
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Male 1,497
"Nearly two-thirds could not find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.

Nearly three-quarters incorrectly named English as the most widely spoken native language.

Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border in the world was between the United States and Mexico.

Americans scored second to last on overall geographic knowledge."

alright... who did these cnn dudes ask the question to? god damn... i bet they went to alabama or some redneck state and asked.. i can locate those countries almost instantly... and who cares if we dont know exactly how many times greater china has in population compared to us...
i can live my day with out having to remember that china has 4X population on the US...

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Female 299
The music gave me a headache...and the game was really slow. But I got a good score :)
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Female 122
shepherd
Male, 30-39, Europe
14 Posts Monday, October 15, 2007 3:32:53 AM
Why the F**K would you need to know any of this. what is the US obsession with naming states and past presidents anywho????
We don`t do this in the UK we don`t give a toss about what a county looks like on a map, well I don`t perhaps some anal retards do.
the only reason this would be a skill to have would be for planning bombing missions, which I`m not BTW I`m still saving up for my plane!!!


Ahem. It`s just a game.
Perhaps we would like to know about our history? We`ve been around a lot less time than you have so maybe they`re more important.
You need to know these things in the US so you don`t look like an idiot.
Simple.

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Female 124

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Male 12,138
Guys, it`s a big world out there, and America`s role in it is diminishing relative to others (Approx. 1 trillion dollars have been spent in Iraq, which could have been spent on US schools, hospitals, public transport, welfare. The US dollar today is weaker than the Canadian dollar. 100 USD today will only get you 97 CAD. THAT is f*cked up). I urge you to stop reciting insignificant state nicknames, and start teaching kids where Iraq is on a world map. If not, the US is going to be overtaken, and will end up the same as Russia (i.e. an ex-superpower).

Fin.

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Male 12,138
The American education system needs to spend more time teaching kids about the wider world and less time self-obsessing about reciting a list of the state capitols, state nicknames, state flowers, state birds and whatever else...

A 2004 CNN study of young Americans (full article here) turned up these disturbing results:

Nearly two-thirds could not find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.

Nearly three-quarters incorrectly named English as the most widely spoken native language.

Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border in the world was between the United States and Mexico.

Americans scored second to last on overall geographic knowledge.

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Male 384
i got 20/20 and i live in the us :)
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Male 152
lame
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Male 2,616
I put it at 100% difficulty and got 76 for a C.
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Male 61
Too similar to the damned MEAPs.
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Male 743
D
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Female 51
well...i thought it was an interesting way to learn the states...lawd knows i can`t recognize all of them...plus my little ones got a kick out of it....anywayz...i`m just glad that IAB posted one of my links! YAY!!!!
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Male 896
"He meant that in Europe noone would expect you to be able to recite which countries are in the Union, but in America it seems a good number of you could name all the states. Same with presidents, from what I can tell."

Everyone I know that can do that knows the states from that song and the presidents from the animaniacs song. Other then that most people dont really give a poo, at least in the northwest.

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Male 1,497
the quote above was from shepherd, have a nice day every1
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Male 1,497
"Why the F**K would you need to know any of this. what is the US obsession with naming states and past presidents anywho????
We don`t do this in the UK we don`t give a toss about what a county looks like on a map, well I don`t perhaps some anal retards do.
the only reason this would be a skill to have would be for planning bombing missions, which I`m not BTW I`m still saving up for my plane!!!"

hey dumb poo... click my link
Statetris Europe on IMB.com

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Female 406
I got an 87... better than I thought I would do...
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Male 1,407
This is one of the stupidest things I`ve ever seen. Just show the damn state instead of making us draw it.
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Female 532
lol I did the HARD version... 50 questions, with the capitols and the nicknames thrown in...

And I got an 84%...

SO yeah, I ahve a lot fo useless info stored in my head that I didn`t know was there...

Thank goodness I can name the fifty states, most of the capitols, and some of the nicknames, though! I know this will save my life someday, somehow...

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Female 1,018
Maybe not in practice no, but like you say it is something you learn in school. But it`s just pointless knowledge really.
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Male 96
+meep+ sadly most people couldn`t do either of those things, maybe while in school, but after most couldn`t tell you much about ALL the states, and I don`t know many people who could name half of the presidents.
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Female 71
I actually did get Hawaii, and it was just a bunch of little dots. Or maybe that was just my horrible drawing skills.
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Female 129
wow! I got 9/10 and I`m Welsh lol. Guessing can get you far :)
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Female 449
i got an F ha ^^^ yeah thats the only one i new
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Female 1,018
I got one correct then just quit since it was Florida and that is the only one I know anyway.
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Female 690
I liked the flashbacks to scantrons and the game but I don`t know what any states look like so I got a D.
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Female 1,018
He meant that in Europe noone would expect you to be able to recite which countries are in the Union, but in America it seems a good number of you could name all the states. Same with presidents, from what I can tell.
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Female 285
Shepherd, North America is about 2.5 times the size of the EU. EU has 27 member countries and America has 50 states. How is the US any more obsessed with naming regions than your precious Europe? Also, it would be really really hard govern places or to get anywhere without having proper names for the places. So, stop being a turd and open an atlas right now!
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Male 965
Well it was fun for 2 questions, then the slow pace between questions and all the flashbacks to scantrons made it not fun anymore -_-
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Male 16
Well, really well made... but who cares? I mean, really. You need to live in the states to get any of those, really, and also, if I wanted to get standardized tests and geography... I would go to the school that I`m late for.
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Male 896
"interesting concept, tho not being an american I missed out on a lot of states...

I`m interested in how we`re going to draw hawaii and michigan"

Don`t worry, I am sure most of us Americans couldn`t even do 40 out of 50. I got 33 of them correct... Hawaii was figure 8-ish with an extra loop if you understood that.

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Male 4,012
interesting concept, tho not being an american I missed out on a lot of states...

I`m interested in how we`re going to draw hawaii and michigan

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Male 96
Kinda cool. I missed my home state because I drew it funky...
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Female 458
"Got 2/10 and I don`t even live in America.
Heck yes."

Lol?

Well. If you`re a bad drawer, good luck. >>

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Male 137
Why the F**K would you need to know any of this. what is the US obsession with naming states and past presidents anywho????
We don`t do this in the UK we don`t give a toss about what a county looks like on a map, well I don`t perhaps some anal retards do.
the only reason this would be a skill to have would be for planning bombing missions, which I`m not BTW I`m still saving up for my plane!!!
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Male 4,004
The answer was Colorado, the choices were Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas...sticky situation...
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Male 896
By the way I lost because I quit after making a ghost...
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Male 896
West Virginia looks like a ghost...
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Male 162
it was hard to actually connect the dots. that may mean im retarded, but whatever. man its been a while since ive posted comments. did you guys miss me?
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Male 458
yeah, what xVitamin said
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Male 991
Takes too long inbetween questions.
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Female 1,589
Got 2/10 and I don`t even live in America.
Heck yes.
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Female 71
The best part was when the game was loading and all those little green stars were flying towards my mouse.
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Female 37
is that music necessary? geeez
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Female 51
Link: Scribble States [Rate Link] - Connect the dots, name the state.
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